I recently wrote about a Plus Edition article at http://eogn.com/wp/?p=16209 about my new Google Chromebook laptop computer. These new laptops do not run Windows or Macintosh. Instead, they use the new Chrome operating system, created by Google. I was impressed with the laptop although I do not recommend it for everyone. Instead, I suggest that it is a great computer for the person with limited or no technical skills. Apparently, Jason Perlow of ZDnet agrees.
Perlow wrote an article about his 70+-year-old in-laws' experience with a laptop running Chrome. The in-laws have very little experience with computers. They already had a Windows 7 laptop but Perlow gave them a Google Cr-48 (a predecessor to the new Chromebooks) to use side-by-side for a few weeks. Perlow now reports, "Well as it turns out, my mother-in-law, Sandy, has taken to it like a fish to water. She loves the thing. In fact, she likes it so much that she’s pretty much stopped using her Windows 7 notebook, a Lenovo ThinkPad T61..." However, Perlow also agrees with me that the price is too high.
If you are looking for a laptop for use by a non-techie, you might want to read Perlow's report at http://goo.gl/PFv1C as well as my earlier Plus Edition article at http://eogn.com/wp/?p=16209.
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