Glen Turner (vk5tu) wrote,
Glen Turner

Chromebook, successor to the NetBook

Looking for an upgrade from the EeePC 901? Well there's no NetBook love for you in Intel-land.

The Samsung Chromebook ($350) looks the goods. Manufacturer-supported "developer mode" allows you to install other operating systems. Ubuntu seems to be the best fit, mainly because of the work of Marcin Juszkiewicz. It's not a perfect fit yet, but there also doesn't seem to be any showstoppers preventing complete support given time.

Same advantages and disadvantages as the original EeePC, but with a decent keyboard.

The Samsung Chromebook seems to be selling well. You've got to wonder about Intel's strategy of conceding the bottom of the market to ARM.

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