So, I had someone tell me the other day …
“Kay, you’re Blem on Chromebooks”
You wouldn’t know now, would you?
But here’s the thing:
If someone had to even mention the fact that I am “high on Chromebooks”, then, it means something is up.
It’s either these books are as intoxicating as Kush, or, or, they’re damn good.
It sure as hell ain’t the former, as I am intoxicated by all things tech, so it’s definitely the latter.
Chromebooks (at least the one I’m presently typing on) are so good that I smirk anytime I remember how much time I spent slaving away in front of my old windows laptop.
I literally smirk like this …
… because there were definitely times when all I wanted to do was this …
But ever since I made the switch, my life has been rather blissful … most of the time.
Please, do not get me wrong, windows (and Mac) PCs are great … that is of course if you have enough $$ to pick up a premium device … but budget windows PCs (New Laptops south of $250) are just …
I’ve been living with a sub $200 Thinkpad running on Chrome OS for over 4 months now and I’ve never had the need to regret any single cent which I spent on acquiring it.
The keyboard is business class, the software never lags, and the battery, the battery forever lasts!
Of course, there are some tradeoffs, but these ones are the ones I can actually live with.
Now, I was supposed to talk about something lifting off…
Today marks the beginning of the life of an outfit which I am dedicating to shelling out objective recommendations to folks looking to join the Chrome train.
I would also try as much as possible to knock on people’s windows to let them know that they just might die on their desktops since the takeout they ordered may not be arriving anytime soon.
Sure thing, there are already blogs focussed on Chromebooks. I know that, and I respect the work they do. Hell, I am even an ardent reader (and a big fan too) of some of them. But here’s the thing:
Most of these outfits are targeted to folks already well versed with using a Chromebook — at least 90% of the time.
The freaking opposite.
I was once there (not long ago), so I most definitely know how it feels.
How it feels to …
– not know what to install,
– not know what apps to use to do this, or that,
– not even know whether or not a Chromebook would be right for you.
Hell, even the most daunting one of them all …
How it feels to not know exactly which Chromebook to purchase.
These and many other issues are what I would be touching on, fortnightly.
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