I love (LOVE) the chromebooks, and I think they offer superb value for the cost, but I'm not so sure about this thing here. I can see it as great for some very specific use cases perhaps, but not much else. Very nichey.
I'm not sure about that, Seth. I can see this baby attached to my TV powering Pandora, Amazon Prime Movies, the web and a few other cord-cutting apps. :)
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Same here, though you can go further than that. For a mainstream user -- someone like my mother, for example -- this is a cheap general purpose PC capable of email, bouncing around the web, productivity chores, social networking, etc. It's not portable like a Chromebook, but that also means it will always be connected to the Internet (save for outages).
That said, I'd like to see these dip to $99 territory. At that price, it makes the decision between this and, say, a $300-$400 Windows PC much more interesting.
A $99 price point wouldn't just make it interesting against Windows PC's, it'd be a very interesting alternative to the myriad streaming boxes sold in that price range: Roku, NetTV, Boxee, Apple TV, etc.
Mm. I hate to say it, but you jerks may have me convinced. ;)
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