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Why I decided to get a Chromebook instead of a new Windows 8 PC

posted Nov 9, 2012, 1:05 PM by Jeremy Cote   [ updated Nov 9, 2012, 1:07 PM ]
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You may read this headline, and think that I’m crazy. And quite possibly I am. But in the midst of all the current Windows 8 hype that is happening right now, I’ve decided to get Samsung’s new $249 11.6-inch Chromebook – a cheap netbook that many people think runs an impaired, half-baked OS that requires always-on cloud connectivity in order to be half-way decent. $249 for a computer that won’t run Windows apps, that only has 16GB of on board storage, and that is essentially a glorified web browser. [click to keep reading]