On the second edition of Chromebooks
New Chromebooks with updated Chrome OS are coming our way. The Samsung Series 5 550 seems to have nice hardware with a well functioning keyboard and trackpad. Moreover, the Chrome OS itself is apparently taking a big leap forward. I like the idea of a cheap cloud based notebook, but I still can’t get my head around what Chrome OS is in relation to Android. Do these Google business units talk to each other and which OS should go where? Am I better off with a convertible tablet (or smartbook, remember those?) running Android with the Chrome browser or a Chromebook? At $449, I still think the Chromebooks do too little for too much money in relation to both tablets (iOS and Android) and notebooks (OSX and Windows).
Photo: Wired

On the second edition of Chromebooks

New Chromebooks with updated Chrome OS are coming our way. The Samsung Series 5 550 seems to have nice hardware with a well functioning keyboard and trackpad. Moreover, the Chrome OS itself is apparently taking a big leap forward. I like the idea of a cheap cloud based notebook, but I still can’t get my head around what Chrome OS is in relation to Android. Do these Google business units talk to each other and which OS should go where? Am I better off with a convertible tablet (or smartbook, remember those?) running Android with the Chrome browser or a Chromebook? At $449, I still think the Chromebooks do too little for too much money in relation to both tablets (iOS and Android) and notebooks (OSX and Windows).

Photo: Wired