“When I reviewed the Acer C720 Chromebook I came away impressed with what you could get for $249.99. The Haswell Celeron processor ran Chrome OS nicely and the 4GB of system RAM moved things right along. Acer is extending the C720 line with the newly announced C720-2848 for just $199.99.”
That’s the ballgame, folks. When Acer can offer a notebook PC for ~$200, running ChromeOS, no other OEM will be able to compete at that price while paying M$ for permission for the customer to run the machine. A huge segment of users of PCs will be happy with such a machine because they can hang around FaceBook all day while sending and receiving music, images and video. The webcam’s 1280×720… If my little woman could use Google Docs, this thing would meet all her needs. I would bet she could learn.
A $200 notebook, at this time, just before Christmas, is a killer device. Expect a lot to be stocking stuffers or gifts and many people will be able to afford two of these for the price of one with that other OS… OH HO HO! Merry Christmas!