Posted by: Dorby« on: May 12, 2021, 03:02:35 »
I honestly dont see the point of this level of hardware with Chrome OS. Yes .. apart from RAM chrome is gonna run pretty damn well. Yes youll be able to run chrome AND android / linux apps at the same time ... Why not get something with a full desktop OS though ?ChromeOS is the future of 2-in-1 PCs with the new ARM chips and possibly with RISC-V architecture.
The vast majority don't need any more than a desktop browser, free connectivity apps, and a few paid pro-level apps. ChromeOS offers them all, while getting direct support from Google, with 8+ years of promised feature and security updates, unlike Android. And unlike Windows 10, it has a far more intuitive Tablet UI and isn't bloated.
Think about it, for a K12/Uni student and a office worker who mainly works on their browser, all you need is a desktop PC at home, a laptop for primary use, and a tablet for writing and leisure.
A 2-in-1 ARM Chromebook can substitute all of that, while being capable of offering the SAME premium hardware as laptops at a lower price, by saving manufacturing costs with battery, motherboard, cooling system, and I/O.
It's also great for business administrators and sysadmins who have to manage a batch of them, which gives it a huge advantage over Windows 10, MacOS, iPadOS, or Android as a choice for organizations and businesses.