This is Warren Kwok's Internet note pad, electronic diary, online rubbish journal, whatever you might name it ! It is an archive of my random thoughts in a chronological order. I am not good at reporting boring things and change them to lively. If you find this blog boring, sorry that it is your problem.
Chromebook disappointed me totally
Google has announced the release of Chromebook at US$499. No, this is totally not attractive. My expectation is that Chromebook should be sold below US$300.
Chromebook is no more than a thin client with the difference that the underlying OS is the Chrome browser. There might be arguments that it offers the benefits of fast boot-up (in a matter of less than 10 seconds), longer battery use, and better security (no virus software, sandboxing approach to protect end users). But are these benefits justified for the high cost ? I would rather add some money buy an ipad2 (US$629) or Android 3.0 tablet which offer me more functionalities, applications and computing powers.