Tongue-in-cheek is a favorite writing style and few do it better than Kate MacKenzie.
What’s not to like? $199. Free Google apps. If you don’t mind Google rummaging through all your data, and have the privilege to be connected to WiFi or 3G/4G LTE all the time, and you can live with the most basic of basic apps Google can muster, a Chromebook looks like a bargain compared to a $999 MacBook Air.
It’s no wonder Chromebook sales exploded this holiday shopping season. Price. How many are being used like a ‘real computer?’
When you get down to the basics, a Chromebook is really nothing more than a tablet with a keyboard. Compare a Chromebook with an iPad. Add a physical keyboard, and thanks to the large number of apps, is probably more powerful and more useful than a Chromebook.
After all, what does a Chromebook do that you can’t do on an iPad?
Saves you money?