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snydeq writes "InfoWorld's Neil McAllister takes an in-depth look at the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 3G and finds the device comparatively lackluster. 'The Chromebook is lightweight and inexpensive, and it offers a full-featured Web browsing experience. But its low-end hardware, lack of versatility, and primitive support for commonplace computing tasks such as printing, file management, networking, and media playback make it a poor choice for everyday use, particularly in a business setting,' McAllister writes. 'All in all, the Samsung Series 5 is an average-quality netbook with a large screen and a higher-than-average price tag, while Chrome OS itself feels more like a proof-of-concept project whose time has not yet come.'"
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Google Chromebook Lacks Luster And Purpose

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  • At $300+ for one of these, a person would be much better off getting a netbook for around the same price or lower (Lenovo S10-3 is $250 locally) which has sufficient power to run Windows 7 with all applications local to the machine. If a person wants to use the Google apps, they are free to do so using one of the many web browsers available.

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