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Wonderful Laptop for Web Centered Users!!!,
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This review is from: Acer AC700-1099 Chromebook (Wi-Fi) (Personal Computers)
I pre-ordered this back in June 2011 and have been anxiously awaiting its arrival since. It arrived today and, let me say, I am VERY happy with this purchase. During the time I have been waiting to receive this computer, I've read a lot of reviews by both end users and tech reviewers. And let me say, first, what this computer is NOT:
1. This computer is not a Desktop replacement.
Now, I'd like to detail what this computer is/could be:
1. PERFECT for those (such as myself) who almost EXCLUSIVELY use the web. All my docs are done through Google Docs, all of my pictures are stored online. I even do my photo editing online through Piknik. I use Facebook, Google+, messengers, etc. But, 99.99999% of the time I use a computer it is through a browser. In fact, the only time I use a desktop is for Rosetta Stone. Since all of my computer time is spent in a browser, I am constantly annoyed by updating my antivirus, Operating System, Browser, etc. With the Chromebook, I never have to worry about any of this again. I turn on the computer and in under 10 seconds, I'm ready to go. One other nice feature is the login. My wife and I both use Gmail and other Google services...since we both have a separate login option, there is no more need to sign in/out when we access our email or use Facebook, etc.
2. PERFECT for the older or less tech savvy people who just want a simple, low-maintenance way to get online, send email, view pics, listen to music, video chat, etc.
3. PERFECT for commuters since it is so compact and lightweight, yet big enough to be more comfortable and easy to use than a Netbook...In fact, after using this today, my old HP Mini netbook is going on eBay tomorrow!
Many of those who are talking poorly about the Chromebook are doing so because they are comparing it to a fully functional laptop or desktop with optical drives and a regular base OS. However, this is DESIGNED to be ONLY for web based users. So, if you find that all of your computing time is spent online, this IS DEFINITELY a purchase you want to make. I LOVE MINE!