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Chromebooks headed to retailers

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Jun 2012 12:53 User comments (10)

Chromebooks headed to retailers During their I/O event, Google announced that the cloud-based Chromebooks will be headed to retailers across the U.S.
The first stop is Best Buy, where 100 stores will get access to the thin, fast notebooks.

By the end of the year, Google is looking to expand the program to "many more retailers."

Google recently launched new Chromebooks and the first desktop Chromebox, while updating the operating system.

Read our review of Chrome OS 21 here: Reviewing Chrome OS 21: Google gives the operating system a face lift

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10 user comments

129.6.2012 13:06

A WiFi-only cloud-based mobile device...brilliant! I'm sure they are very fast to start without features...so was DOS.



229.6.2012 13:26

Wow isn't best buy going out of business?


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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329.6.2012 13:50

Originally posted by KillerBug:
A WiFi-only cloud-based mobile device...brilliant! I'm sure they are very fast to start without features...so was DOS.
Knocking another product you have never used, I see.

429.6.2012 13:52

I think this is just too late if you as me, this generation is starting to move away from laptop and even netbooks, tablets and cell phones are taking over.



529.6.2012 13:53

Isn't best buy going out of business?


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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629.6.2012 18:06

I 'still' don't like the sounds of this "cloud" idea, no matter how you wrap this up.


729.6.2012 22:00

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
A WiFi-only cloud-based mobile device...brilliant! I'm sure they are very fast to start without features...so was DOS.
Knocking another product you have never used, I see.
I don't need to use it to know that a cloud-based mobile device is insane. That said, I have tried chrome on my old laptop, and yes..it is very fast...but what good is it if you can't do pc stuff? If I just want to do basic stuff like email and web browsing, I use my phone. When it comes to a laptop/netbook, I want gimp, OpenOffice, and audacity...installed so I don't need any connection at all.


829.6.2012 22:38

is it me or are comments kinda glitchy today...


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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930.6.2012 2:40

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Wow isn't best buy going out of business?
I must say Zipster..........your quote is lame, boring and taxing to read. You gotta be an old man.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 30 Jun 2012 @ 2:41

1030.6.2012 10:48

Originally posted by hearme0:
I must say Zipster..........your quote is lame, boring and taxing to read. You gotta be an old man.
And your comment is uncalled for, off topic, age discriminatory & rude. Not that I give a banana's sodomy revenge to a monkey's ass, but I can't help but wonder what motivates an individual to just blindly blurt out such nonsense.

And in reply to Zippy, I was under the impression that the same impression myself (that they were going out of business), but it was hearsay. I don't remember seeing anything in writing about it.

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