Truth is, considering how stripped-down the Samsung is, you have
to wonder why it’s as big, heavy and expensive as it is. You can
find plenty of full-blown Windows laptops with the same price,
weight and size.
Maybe the Chromebook concept would fly if it cost $180 instead of
$500. Maybe it makes more sense if you rent it (students and
corporations can lease Chromebooks for $20 to $30 a month). Maybe
it will fly once this country gets free coast-to-coast 4G cellular
Internet, which should be just after hell freezes over.
For now, though, you should praise Google for its noble
Really? Why? Would everyone have praised Apple for its “noble experiment” if the $500 iPad had been too big and heavy, felt like it was worth only $180, and was “a 3.3-pound paperweight” when offline? Fuck that. This is the big leagues. There is no credit for trying.