Posted on October 21, 2012 by Mark Urbin
$250 is a very good price point for a light laptop for basic email/web surfing/document editing. It’s not a full feature laptop with a full OS, that is one reason the price point is the same as a 7″ Android tablet. It’s fairly full featured hardware wise. Web cam, USB ports, card reader and a 16GB Flash drive for storage. This $250 laptop is a good second system. I have a big desktop with a Drobo for storage, picture editing and other higher end functions. For the cost of the Nexus 7, you can get a real keyboard and better monitor. I’ve been using tablets, both iOS and Android for years, but I keep coming back to a device with a real keyboard for content creation.
For another $80, you can get a 3G version of this Chromebook, which is important if you are going to be using this device on the road. It really does require Internet access to be entirely useful.
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Posted on March 10, 2009 by Mark Urbin
A Mac blogger lists 10 items about a possible Apple netbook.
Not surprisingly, two of those items are about how it’s going to be at the top, and extend upwards, the cost range of netbooks. Duh! It’s an Apple.
The other interesting items are:
No keyboard, keeps costs down, and profit margins up. Think of a tablet/iPod touch cross.
It’s a shot across Google’s bow, pushing OS X as a netbook OS. This is in response to Android being ported to the netbook platform.
It will run apps, like the iPhone & iPod Touch. Keep the users locked to Apple via the iTunes interface. This also keeps Apple in control of the device.
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