Acer Releases Entry-Level Chromebook with Haswell Inside for $200

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AGVirt

Chromebooks are not meant to replace laptops. They are not meant to be for every type of user. Like many things in IT (as in life), not every device is meant for everyone or every situation.

Chromebooks are meant for users that spend most of their time in a browser and want a device that starts up fast and is easy to use. That's a nice sized market.

If you're considering Chromebooks but also need access to Windows applications you can look at solutions like, Ericom AccessNow an HTML5 RDP client that enables Chromebook users to securely connect to any RDP host, including Terminal Server and VDI virtual desktops, and run their applications and desktops in a browser.

AccessNow does not require any client to be installed on the Chromebook, as you only need the HTML5-compatible browser.

For an online, interactive demo, open your Chrome browser and visit:
http://www.ericom.com/demo_AccessNow.asp?URL_ID=708

Please note that I work for Ericom

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vrmlbasic

This is pathetic. A bargain-basement APU based laptop is a far superior option. I'm betting it can handle the client-side processing for Google's cloud apps better than can this Celeron. A no-name Android tablet in the same price range is almost a better option.

200 bucks is too much to spend on what amounts to a portable dumb terminal, a computer that is all but useless without an internet connection to Google.

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legionera

For another, faster loading and ad filled angry birds experience.

"The Acer C720-2848 is a great option for families and students on a budget who need an effective way to be productive..."

PRODUCTIVE????!!?!?!!?

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vrmlbasic

Chromebooks: Less capable netbooks...for a new world!

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jason2393

I use my Chromebook every day in my degree program. It's the best device for taking notes and collaborating with other students. When I need more power, I use Chrome Remote Desktop to log into my computer at home.

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legionera

Your degree program must be something simple otherwise I have bad news about your document formatting in GWord man.

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Renegade Knight

He just makes it look easy. Some folks have a harder time understanding that, that's what skill and talent does.

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legionera

Or it's just basic needs.

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jason2393

Computer Science and Software Engineering, and as I said, when I need more power (like for running Office or Visual Studio are the main ones), I just remotely log into the computer running at home (or the school's Linux servers, either way). Google Docs does very well for most of my classes, and is the best resource I've found that's easily accessible for college students.

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legionera

Remote desktop is cheating