A Gear Diary Quick Tour of Chromebook


It is easy to forget in the flood of Android tablets that Google has another operating system in their quiver-Chrome OS. It has been maligned as “too late” and dismissed as just another netbook option, but it is so much more.

If your primary work is in the cloud, especially Google services, and you’re looking for a fast computing option with great battery life, hold off on that tablet purchase. First, watch my quick Chrome OS overview video, then consider this: for $499 you can have a Chromebook with WiFi and 3G. Plus Verizon and Google will throw in MB of 3G free each month for TWO YEARS! Plus any add-on data starts at $20 prepaid for 1GB. That’s a lot cheaper than a 3G Android tablet, and Chrome OS gives you a great deal more as far as productivity options.

So check out the video below explaining why 6 months later my Chromebook is still my primary device and then get to shopping!


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About the Author

Zek has been a gadget fiend for a long time, going back to their first PDA (a Palm M100). They quickly went from researching what PDA to buy to following tech news closely and keeping up with the latest and greatest stuff. They love writing about ebooks because they combine their two favorite activities; reading anything and everything, and talking about fun new tech toys. What could be better?

1 Comment on "A Gear Diary Quick Tour of Chromebook"

  1. Joel McLaughlin | July 19, 2011 at 3:33 pm |

    Still wish I would have gotten one. I would probably use it for ALMOST everything….except loading up my mp3 player with podcasts but then I could just use my phone.

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