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Well, dedicating the manpower and time it takes to keep IE 7 users running is only going to get more expense. So even if NursingJobs is just passing out Chromebooks, customers are almost undoubtedly sill getting a better machine than whatever crap they were using before, and NursingJobs presumably doesn't have to pony up too much cash.
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NursingJobs? does that have anything to do with lactation fetish?
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4k video conferencing anyone? Its only $1000 plus $250 a year. Pretty killer price tag.
http://www.latinpost.com/articles/69...nferencing.htm

And for those needing something a little cheaper:
http://www.latinpost.com/articles/68...lease-date.htm

I'd be excited to have the mid-range one as a Myth frontend.
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Are these things worth the money, in your opinions? I keep expecting to see the price plummet but my bi-monthly Best Buy drool-sessions continue to see them at or around $250. That just seems crazy for a paper-weight-in-the-absense-of-wifi. Also, they are thicker than a mackbook air and some of the utlrabooks. I don't get that.

I want one, but I want to pay like $100.
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have you tried craig's list or ebay, something like that?

i don't use mine much anymore. i think it would be ideal for vacation travel. don't care too much if lost or stolen.

it does have some SSD space for saving stuff and using in offline mode
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i'd offer to sell you mine, but i'll use it when we travel and don't need anything more than a wifi device
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Are these things worth the money, in your opinions?
It depends on your needs.

There is going to a be a floor on the cost - the raw materials guarantee that. I doubt you'll ever see a $100 chromebook, just because of the screen.

If you need to do anything you really need a computer for - then they're not worth the cost. If you need something as a cheap internet machine - then they could be worth the cost.

When my finally breaks. I'll replace it.
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Are these things worth the money, in your opinions? I keep expecting to see the price plummet but my bi-monthly Best Buy drool-sessions continue to see them at or around $250. That just seems crazy for a paper-weight-in-the-absense-of-wifi. Also, they are thicker than a mackbook air and some of the utlrabooks. I don't get that.

I want one, but I want to pay like $100.
Macbook Airs and Ultrabooks are typically $1000, no?

The low-maintenance side of the Chromebook is the attractive part for me since it's my wife's computer... no malware or weird Windows quirks that I have to deal with. The SSD is nice, everything is really fast. It's actually pretty solid for watching Netflix. the narrow viewing angle is the only real complaint on that side.

You definitely need fast wifi. It seemed to have some performance issues in Docs because of bad internet speed because of the autosaving stuff, which was really annoying.

I think it has a niche as a balance between tablet and laptop. For what my wife uses it for (decent amount of writing, watching movies, internet browsing) it's better than a $250 laptop or a $250 tablet, so to me it was worth the money.
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Yes, but it seems like there should be less stuff in there making it thick. I guess the verdict is that I don't need one. So I am back to Samsung Note. Oh well.
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Yes, but it seems like there should be less stuff in there making it thick.
That's a bit simplistic. It's older technology, so it's less compact than the more expensive modern stuff.

Really, you're looking at a 00 Honda and wondering why it's not as sleek as a brand new Ferrari.
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