Google just announced the $249 Google Chromebook!!!
I've been using the original CR-48 laptops in my room and they are preferred by me and many of the students to the MacBooks that we also have.
The CR-48 is not the most solid computer in the world but the concept behind it is amazing. I've used a Samsung Chromebook and it is much more solid and still has the amazing concept. Now, Samsung and Google have gotten the cost of laptop down to $249. That is marvelous.
I can't wait to get my hands on one and see how sturdy it is and how well it works. I might even shell out my own $249.
Here a few reasons it is exciting to me:
- Boots in 10 seconds. That is a huge deal in school. The couple minutes it takes for MacBooks causes headaches.
- Instant waking from sleep. Instant. Again, huge in schools.
- Log into the computer and you are logged into your Google account. More time saving.
- All the extensions and web apps work wonderfully.
- You can get 4 Chromebooks for the price of one MacBook.
- You can get 2 Chromebooks for the price of one iPad.