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HP Has a Colorful New Haswell Chromebook

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September 13, 2013 2:23:08 AM

"a decent 1366 x 768 resolution" -_- dat resolution.
September 13, 2013 4:36:17 AM

"Pricing will start at $299.99"

You HAVE to be joking! Just look at the spec... If this were a Windows machine it would be laughed off of the page.
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September 13, 2013 8:02:26 AM

Chromebooks may have been on the market longer, but they still didn't become widely available or even nationally advertised until early this year when the Samsung series 3 came out. Additionally, no major OEMs are currently producing Windows RT products calling them "unnecessary," yet 6 major companies are now (or soon will be) offering Chromebooks. Chrome OS was never designed to "kill Microsoft." In fact, I like MS and run Windows 8 Pro on 2 of my 3 PCs. The only purpose of Chrome OS is to encourage development of web based applications for use within the Chrome browser in any form. Hardly a failure as Google didn't take a 900 million dollar loss on the program.
September 13, 2013 8:02:50 AM

Chromebooks may have been on the market longer, but they still didn't become widely available or even nationally advertised until early this year when the Samsung series 3 came out. Additionally, no major OEMs are currently producing Windows RT products calling them "unnecessary," yet 6 major companies are now (or soon will be) offering Chromebooks. Chrome OS was never designed to "kill Microsoft." In fact, I like MS and run Windows 8 Pro on 2 of my 3 PCs. The only purpose of Chrome OS is to encourage development of web based applications for use within the Chrome browser in any form. Hardly a failure as Google didn't take a 900 million dollar loss on the program.
September 13, 2013 8:45:27 AM

I can see the words, and I know you think you said something clever, but all I can see is "boo hoo, Chromebooks are crap and nobody wants to buy them"
September 13, 2013 10:43:28 AM

Now if I could install Ubuntu, maybe Mint, and a different SSD on this... Haswell laptop for under $500!!!
September 15, 2013 4:09:34 AM

Durandul said:
Now if I could install Ubuntu, maybe Mint, and a different SSD on this... Haswell laptop for under $500!!!


I can't speak for replacing the SSD (the Samsung series 3 chromebook has SSD soldered directly to the motherboard) but people have already installed Ubuntu on chromebooks.

Now, the catch is whenever you run a custom OS on a chromebook you'll face a warning screen on boot-up. If you press SPACE during this warning screen the chromebook will be reset to its default configuration and your custom OS install will be wiped. For that reason it's probably preferable to just run Linux off a SD card instead.
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