Wow! So, apparently laptops aren't dead, just Windows 8 laptops are dead!
BTW, this article completely fails to mention that HP made a move into low-margin Chromebooks (as have several other PC vendors) because Windows 8 sales have been so dismal, turning a slide in PC sales into a rout.
It's too bad the PC vendors refuse to offer Windows 7 PCs to the consumer public like they still offer to the enterprise. The vendors would make more money and many consumers would be better served with Windows PCs than Chromebooks. I just don't understand how the PC vendors can continue to destroy themselves by swilling the Windows 8 Kool-Aid. I can only assume that Microsoft won't let them offer Windows 7 to consumers anymore. The PC vendors couldn't be THAT stupid to continue to offer only Windows 8 to consumers otherwise. Could they?
No the vendors aren't that stupid, you're right MS isn't issuing anymore consumer Win7 licenses, and you can't sell what you don't have.
What concerns me about these is the 16GB drive. Is that really going to be enough? I don't see how, even if you use cloud storage to the fullest. I'd want to keep some files local for when wifi isn't available. I'd guess these things would be toast without a connection.
16gb is enough for what this does. Remember that this is for schools to hand to kids and have full internet access. This is for your grandmother or older parents who just want to check their emails. This is for the 15 year-old who wants a laptop so they can check facebook and watch videos on hulu.
It's NOT for a photographer that depends on performance and photoshop, or the gamer that plays with heavy graphics, or the engineer that uses mathematica, or the programmer that has specialized programs.
For about $300 or less, this category looks very appealing to those who have a desktop or heavy power laptop at home and work already.
DanielWindham:16gb is enough for what this does.
I agree. If I didn't already have a Win-7 powered laptop, (one that works really well for me) I would consider one of these for portable use.
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