Samsung Chromebook Wifi (Launched Oct 2012)
You save: £14.26 (6%)
Acer C7 Chromebook (Gloss Grey)-(11.6 inch, Intel Celeron 847 1.1GHz, 2GB RAM, 320GB HDD, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Chrome OS)
You save: £5.00 (3%)
It's hard to believe that the internet is still so young, we have only been using it since 1995 and even me myself working in an IT job in London didn't send my first email until 1997. Just imagine if we still used Compuserve and everytime you turned on your computer Joanna Lumley said "You have mail" - or was that AOL I can't remember? Would it be a surprise to find you had mail? Anyway it does seem that we can't survive without being connected. Hands up I am guilty, but I can survive a week away with just a smartphone and the occasional blast of Wifi. Any road up I am putting together a guide on where to get WiFi in Serre Chevalier as soon as I get all the information in. I'd also like to give Maria and Clive a chance to get the WiFi sorted in The Station, Chantemerle as it seems to be not working too well at the moment.
Anyway, while I do that I was just wondering if anybody has any experience of Chromebooks? I've been thinking of a suitable computer for my daughter, not expensive, robust and without built-in obsolescence, I think a Chromebook might be the answer. The idea of Chromebook is that you do all your work in the cloud rather than locally, this is actually how I tend to work anyway myself these days making maximum use of Google Documents, Google Spreadsheets etc. I've been hoping to see someone with one down the pub so I could quiz them about the best one to have, but I haven't seen anyone yet. There are two distinct models at the moment, the Acer C7 Chromebook which has a normal and quite large hard drive and the Samsung Chromebook Wifi which has a smaller, but solid state hard drive. I'm swayed towards the Samsung at the moment although it is £30 more.