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    Default Are you all buying the new chromebook??

    Ok, so I'm about to order the new smasung chromebook because it's beauty and sunshine and it's affordable.

    The google chrome OS is, however, a clusterfuck to me because I use the net mostly to like download walking dead and game of thrones etc and then watch them on VLC, I don't know if I could do that in chrome OS.


    But one of the google engineers made ubuntu run on it and samsung is saying they will open source some stuff...


    are you all buying that? I would hate to buy a computer and then be locked into a operating system.

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    I'm thinking about it, esp. since it uses the Mali T604 GPU, which hopefully the Lima driver will support someday. Could end up being a great, fully-open platform. Does anyone know how the T604 would compare to a desktop graphics card? Would it be comparable to something like an ATI 4650 or closer to something like an NVidia 9400M?
    Last edited by droidix; 10-26-2012 at 02:16 PM. Reason: Expanded graphics question

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    I'd buy one if I had a need for a small ARM notebook, they look like a good use of the $250 price tag. From what I've read you won't be locked into the operating system:
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/10999369...ts/3EoeZU8QnNG

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    it has sold out but I can place an order...



    the thing I fear is:


    I know I can RUN linux on it as I can run pretty much linux in any piece of shit


    the problem is that there is running linux and RUNNING linux


    needless to say in this intel laptop the linux experience is sweet but on an old HP with ati gfx it is a nightmare.

    soooooooooooooo

    I don't like google and I'm neutral towards samsung, I do like arm


    still unless there's decent gfx support IMO the people that are jumping to buy this are going to be dissapointed

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    I would buy Asus F201E with Intel Sandy Bridge, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD and Ubuntu for 300 Euro
    http://liliputing.com/2012/10/asus-f...-e-and-up.html

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    I already pre-ordered the new Chromebook to run Ubuntu or SUSE on it for some A15 benchmarking.

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