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See Chrome Laptop Get Destroyed Repeatedly

By - Source: Chrome OS Laptop Review | B 64 comments

I would have eaten that ice cream right off the keyboard.

One of the huge advantages of the Chrome OS is that it puts almost everything on the cloud. This gives you the flexibility to access your data from almost anywhere that has an internet connection, as well as a safer place to leave your data in case of some kind of individual accident.

What kind of accidents? Well, anything could happen. The Google Chrome OS Cr-48 Notebook appears to be very much a notebook like many others, and it can be destroyed just like all the notebooks before it. The key difference is that the physical destruction of the Chrome OS Notebook won't affect your data.

Your Chrome OS laptop could get destroyed in any number of ways – and it's fun to see what are some of those ways:

Chrome OS Notebook Destruction

Check out our in-depth, hands-on review of the Chrome OS Notebook here.

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    chickenhoagie , December 19, 2010 9:06 PM
    Quote:
    This gives you the flexibility to access your data from almost anywhere that has an internet connection

    I wouldn't call that a flexibility..Without a cloud, I can access my data anywhere i do or do nothave internet..

    great video though
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    chickenhoagie , December 19, 2010 9:06 PM
    Quote:
    This gives you the flexibility to access your data from almost anywhere that has an internet connection

    I wouldn't call that a flexibility..Without a cloud, I can access my data anywhere i do or do nothave internet..

    great video though
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    znegval , December 19, 2010 9:21 PM
    Is it me or there's a lot of articles about destroying things on Tom's lately?
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    micr0be , December 19, 2010 9:24 PM
    i suddenly feel like having ice cream marshmallow ....
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    c0oim4n , December 19, 2010 9:38 PM
    Yeah, There is a major flaw in "The Cloud" that has already been addressed, fixed, and has been around forever... FLASH DRIVES!
    What happens when your computer gets destroyed? Well, If you were intelligent you'd had at least most of your precious data on some sort of removable device, or already saved somewhere else. You never need internet, and you don't have to worry about losing it. "The Cloud?" No internet... No data.

    Revolutionary, but not at all practical.
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    woshitudou , December 19, 2010 9:39 PM
    I hope they're locking people's personal docs and correspondence behind something more than a password. That guy's personal files would be equally available to anyone who guesses/knows his password. I hope he has a PC at home for security.
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    ProDigit10 , December 19, 2010 9:40 PM
    woo! @2:52 An iphone escaped the keyboard!:-)
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    ProDigit10 , December 19, 2010 9:43 PM
    ProDigit10woo! @2:52 An iphone escaped the keyboard!:-)

    sorry, 2:48
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    anonymous_user , December 19, 2010 9:52 PM
    chickenhoagieI wouldn't call that a flexibility..Without a cloud, I can access my data anywhere i do or do nothave internet..great video though

    However instead of an internet connection you would then need whatever storage medium you put your data on (usb drive, CD/DVD, hard disk, etc). And if you leave it somewhere then you cannot access it elsewhere unless you have another copy.
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    samdsox , December 19, 2010 9:57 PM
    chickenhoagieI wouldn't call that a flexibility..Without a cloud, I can access my data anywhere i do or do nothave internet..great video though



    good point, but now adays how many places or people don't have internet?(or internet close bye) however i would agree with you this is better for the city and won't allow you to do anything while traveling without an expensive mobile hotspot.
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    bascotie , December 19, 2010 10:14 PM
    lol thanks tom's hardware. that was funny.
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    randomizer , December 19, 2010 10:17 PM
    c0oim4nWell, If you were intelligent you'd had at least most of your precious data on some sort of removable device, or already saved somewhere else.


    Better hope you don't forget to take it with you ;)  Flash drives don't solve any of the problems that Careless Computing solves (or doesn't solve) if you leave data control and privacy out of the picture.

    Personally I'd prefer not to have access to my data from everywhere. I don't want to be expected to be working 24/7.
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    samdsox , December 19, 2010 10:31 PM
    Hold on i just went on the website. aparently it has built in 3g. guess they are smart. but it also said verizon, not as smart. guess you don't want to be using 3g unless you want to pay a fortune and your back to sqaure one of not being able to access your data.

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    mlopinto2k1 , December 19, 2010 10:37 PM
    Watching the photo editing awakens nightmares of The GIMP. Ugh, I hate that program.
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    kelemvor4 , December 19, 2010 10:58 PM
    Who wants to see a computer destroyed if it's not a mac. Can't get enough of people smashing macs! These things might actually be useful.
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    christop , December 19, 2010 11:10 PM
    Not impressed....
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    liveonc , December 19, 2010 11:30 PM
    Why can't the just send all these things to me instead? I could upload me using it on youtube for years. Bore you to death, instead of giving Chinese workers heart attacks... ;-)
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    Travis Beane , December 19, 2010 11:30 PM
    This may be one of my favorite advertising campaigns to date.
    Would be nice if they showed a montage of the other 20 laptops at the end. :) 
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    beznet , December 20, 2010 1:18 AM
    pretty entertaining video
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    KingArcher , December 20, 2010 1:26 AM
    Cloud computing is a form of control. Your data is available for big brother to check anytime they want.
    Unlike an offline pc.
    I think cloud based computing is good only to a certain extend.
    Hope to God that it doesn't become the mainstream THING.
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    ioa94 , December 20, 2010 2:00 AM
    Great idea...except now all your information is in the hands of Google. They could access everything if they wanted to.
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