I just got a hold of a cool, light Samsung Google Chromebook. The operating system is Google’s and the concept is centered around Google Apps without any focus on a desktop experience. It is cloud computing purely via an elegant terminal similar to an 11″ MacBook Air.
I like the concept. It is light and great for my experience which centers around cloud computing. I spend much of my time collaborating with clients and my team. It boots up quickly and I can get to work without any hindrances to my productivity. Engadget’s review is pretty thorough and for the price point at $249, it is a steal in my mind.
If nothing else, it forces a workflow and productivity around the cloud that can help anyone move their habits towards using the internet as the computer.
I am going to keep working on it for a while and testing its boundaries. I don’t anticipate doing any heavy lifting, but a lot of my writing, speaking and systems work should be pretty easy to accomplish on this tool. At 2 pounds, it’s a great deal that I am pleased with.
If you have any questions, feel free to post, or if you happen to grab one as well, I would like to learn more about your experience.