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4.0 out of 5 stars Keep it in Perspective and do your homework, January 20, 2013
This review is from: Samsung Chromebook (Wi-Fi, 11.6-Inch) 2012 Model (Personal Computers)
Anybody who is really upset by their chromebook isn't being realistic. THIS PRODUCT IS FOR CLOUD USERS!! If you use google drive and google docs then this is going to be a breeze for you. I am a college student and use evernote for everything school related and i can honestly say this is the smartest purchase i have made (except for evernote premium). The awesome battery life (6-8 hours) makes it a no brainer compared to the Acer version (3-3.5 hours) in my opinion. Everything i do is cloud based however and i feel like if you are not living in some sort of cloud ecosystem then this is NOT for you.

An example of how to live in the cloud using a chromebook.

Music- Google Music & Pandora

Documents - Google Docs, Evernote, and even Skydrive has a version of office 360.

Storage- Google gives chromebook users 100gb of cloud storage to be used for whatever. But you can get an additional 25 from dropbox by doing some extra work.

Remote PC- Using the chrome remote desktop.

Video- Plex, Youtube, Vimeo, Netflix*****************

This brings me to my only gripe about this chromebook, for some reason this specific version of the chromebook can not play netflix right now. Google says they are working quickly to get it resolved and as soon as they do resolve this i will be happy to rate this a full 5 stars.

Chrome OS is not quite able to completely eliminate the need for having a PC, however if you have a full blown PC for a few specific things then this is an awesome companion for an awesome price. (I have a desktop for more power hungry things and this is my only laptop and everyday computer!)
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Initial post: Mar 11, 2013 1:42:18 PM PDT
I Am Me says:
FYI in case you haven't noticed or seen.

As of today, Google announced that this Samsung ChromeBook now has Netflix working via HTML5 Streaming.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2014 9:04:55 AM PST
I just got my chromebook and am getting the same message about Netflix. Is there something i need to do to get it to work??

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 12, 2014 6:52:51 AM PDT
Samsung CB 3 is great for me. It gives me everything I want to give me contentment. Only expect it to do
what it says it can do and you won't be dissatisfied. Bear in mind the price and don't complain about trivial
matters i.e. Stiff Lid, Rear Sockets etc. Probably I should have waited for No2 Ted Wilcock
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