Laptop buying advice forum: Google Chromebooks vs. traditional laptops?

by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) March 29, 2013 4:37 PM PDT

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Google Chromebooks vs. traditional laptops?

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 3/29/13 4:37 PM

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Google Chromebooks vs. traditional laptops? What's the difference?


Please excuse my ignorance, as I'm not a technical person or am I a tech savvy individual. What I do know is that I'm in the market for a new laptop to replace an old rust bucket laptop that weighs more than I can care for. While looking on the Internet, I happen to read some article talking about some new laptop being released by Google. Huh, isn't Google a search page? Since when did they make laptops? Anyway, I've had a Dell laptop in the past, a Toshiba now, and looking to get a new one. Since there are a lot more variety these days, is a Google laptop something I should consider? Is there something special about these Google laptops that make them better or worse than others? I primarily use my laptop to get on the Internet, e-mail friends, listen to music, watch movies, do my taxes, among a few other tasks, but nothing heavy duty. Please advise. Thanks!

--Submitted by Megan K.

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