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Why I won't buy a Chromebook

Hi Recently I visited Google's offices in London to talk about using Google Apps in business.  Whilst there I had a chance to play with a few Chromebooks. If  you are not familiar with Chromebooks, they are laptops with an Operating System built around the Google Chrome browser.  It is primarily designed for use whilst "online" only.  This is not a complete representation as there are many apps in the Chrome web store which work offline like Gmail. The OS is lightweight, quick to boot, fast and virus free Google claim (not sure I agree, any platform is vulnerable somehow). I primarily use an iPad 2 at home for casual browsing and have an Asus laptop with Windows 8.1 for more strenuous tasks.  I could quite easily see myself using a Chromebook because most of my time is spent inside Chrome on the laptop anyway! I saw a few different models at attractive prices including these Samsung x