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Don't hate on Chromebooks

Everyone’s biased. I am a total Microsoft fanboy. I absolutely love my Windows Phone, and want my next PC to be a Surface Pro 2. That being said, I don’t understand Microsoft’s ad campaign against Chromebooks. Their main points of hatred are:
  1. It has to be connected to the internet all the time.
  2. You can’t install apps like Office.
To anyone that uses the internet argument, honestly tell me how often you use a computer without the internet. It’s 2014, what can you even do on a computer without the internet today? I can think of a couple things, maybe watch a DVD, play minesweeper, play with the screen savers, that’s about it. Would I want to do any of these things? No. Every time I lose internet or have no access to it, I cry. It’s basically the same thing I’d do with a Chromebook without the internet.
And honestly, how often do people use Office anymore? Google Docs is free and pretty good. It’s not as good as Office, but it’s free. Not to mention, Microsoft already makes a free office suite online in OneDrive, so honestly, who wants to drop $140 for something that’s for free and pretty good elsewhere? And the apps thing, the only apps I use are Chrome, Tweetdeck, Spotify and Skype. That’s it, and all of those things can be found online, especially when Skype is built into Outlook.com, which makes Microsoft’s argument less meaningful.
So even though I would love and recommend a Windows tablet over a Chromebook, I still think Chromebooks are a pretty good alternative. Especially at prices between $170-250 when all most people want to do is browse the internet. So Microsoft, find better arguments.

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