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"A compelling reason to switch browsers or an invitation to hell?"
Clay Hamilton
"+Matias Wright just posted some new shots including the ones you asked for."
Clay Hamilton
"I rant too much - but it feels good. :)"
Brendan James
"+Brian Hall Lol. But that's no good when I'm in full flow on a rant."
Brendan James
"+Brendan James Yes, hold down the shift key. :)"
Brian Hall
"Yep, when I say laptop replacement - I'm referring to form factor. There's no question you can't do everything on a Chromebook you could on a more powerful laptop but I would say for many people using a laptop today - they could do 100% of what they do on the laptop on the Chromebook. I have a friend who is a documentary producer and she bought an iMac to video edit, she said she didn't like doing it on her 17" MacBook Pro so go figure."
Clay Hamilton
"Well I'd be looking at it as a replacement for my netbook anyway - in the hope that it would run faster and have better video capability - and I do want HDMI.

I was one of the mugs that bought the Acer netbook that had dual boot Windows7/Android. the idea was that you could boot into Android in a few secs if you were only doing web stuff. However Acer TOTALLY didn't bother to do anything to the stock android that was available on phones at the time (meaning you couldn't even scroll in web pages) It was a nice idea if they'd only mod'ed the Android boot, but they didn't - Android boot was TOTALLY useless. Looks like their foray into Chromebooks is a big improvement on that pathetic effort though! Lol.

I don't really see how either machine could be a replacement for all of a laptops functionality. I mean I couldn't imagine you doing video editing on it to any decent level for instance. But I suppose it might work if you only use your laptop for non intensive tasks."
Brendan James
"Would be nice not to have to sacrifice one key for another though. The size of some of those keys they coud've made room for a caps lock. Not a major problem but seems strange not to have it - and don't see the reasoning really."
Brendan James
"Looks like you're going to need the Acer then. The Acer has an HDMI port on the side (no dongle required). It's more compact footprint will make it easier to set near the TV too. I think the Samsung is more of a laptop replacement, while the Acer is netbook/iPad replacement."
Clay Hamilton
Clay Hamilton
"No Caps Lock function? HOW AM I GONNA GET MY RANT ON?! Lol. Would be nice if you could tailor the .com button to be country specific - .co.uk etc. I don't suppose that's possible though?"
Brendan James
"I assume there's a keyboard shortcut for Caps Lock then? Lol."
Brendan James
"I don't like the fact that it doesn't just have a direct connection to external monitor. And not HDMI? Much as I like the look of the Samsung I think this would be a dealbreaker for me. I watch vid/tv from my lap/netbooks connected to my 42" plasma quite a bit. I don't want to be hunting around for adaptor cables. I think it's a bit remiss of samsung to not provide an HDMI connection in this day and age!"
Brendan James
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