What Do You Think Of The Chromebook? [We Ask You]

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Google recently unveiled the Chromebook Pixel, a high-end machine priced at $1,299. That’s a lot of money for a Chromebook, a form factor which has previously been marketed as being for those on a budget. Previous models of the Chromebook were all priced much lower, with these always-online computers designed to undercut Windows laptops.

Whether anyone actually buys a Chromebook Pixel or not remains to be seen, but its existence has at least managed to gain Google some headlines. The wall-to-wall advertising doesn’t seem to have worked for the Chromebook so far, but perhaps things are about to change for Google and its attempt at competing with Microsoft and Apple.

This Week’s Question…

We want to know, What Do You Think Of The Chromebook? In case you weren’t aware we’re currently giving away a Samsung Series 3 Chromebook (the giveaway ends on March 8, 2013). Danny reviewed this device and gave it a big thumbs up, but what do you think of this particular device, the Chromebook concept as a whole, and Chrome OS?

For those unaware of what a Chromebook is, it’s a type of personal computer which operates almost wholly online and in the cloud. Rather than rely on a hefty operating system such as Windows or OS X, Chromebook users sign in to their Google account and do pretty much everything within the confines of the Chrome Web browser. There is a file system and some offline apps, but 99% of your time is (has to be) spent on the Web.

The Linux-based Chrome OS has improved massively since its inception, but it’s still unlikely to be to everyone’s tastes. There are Chromebook devices from Google itself, Samsung, and Acer already on the market, with HP and Lenovo soon joining the party.

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We simply want to know what you think of the Chromebook, Chrome OS, and the Chromebook devices currently on offer (including the astounding-but-overpriced Chromebook Pixel). Do you think there’s a future in cloud-based hardware? Would you ever consider buying a Chromebook yourself? If not, what’s the one thing putting you off?

Drawing Conclusions

All comments will be digested to form conclusions in a follow-up post next week where we will detail what You Told Us.One reader will even win Comment Of The Week, which will be included in the follow-up post! What more motivation than that do you need to respond?

We Ask You is a weekly column dedicated to finding out the opinions of MakeUseOf readers. The questions asked are usually open-ended and likely to necessitate a discussion. Some are opinion-based, while others see you sharing tips and advice, or advocating tools and apps to fellow MakeUseOf Readers. This column is nothing without you, as MakeUseOf is nothing without you.

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