- 3 of the 4 PCs being pushed are not that other OS,
- the “first” two (on the left) are ChromeBooks ($230 and $248), and
- the last of the 4 is an Android/Linux tablet ($69).
So, you are a consumer itching to spend money. How do they stack up?
|Feature||Samsung Chromebook||Acer Chromebook||HP Notebook||Nextbook Tablet|
|CPU||ARM Exynos 5 Dual 1.70 GHz||Intel Celeron 847 2.0 GHz||AMD E-300 1.3 GHz peak 3.20 GHz||ARM Cortex A9 1.0gHz|
|Weight||4.1 lb||4.1 lb||7.3 lb||1.6 lb|
So, are you going to pay extra for screen size, weight, storage, a bit faster idling CPU and that other OS or are you going to buy a real small cheap computer? I think the price/performance comparisons give the answer. If you want extreme mobility, go with the tablet. You could even buy a bunch and give them to friends or leave one at each of your locations so that you don’t even have to carry anything around. If you want good mobility, go with the Chromebooks. Take your pick. If you want to be a slave to Wintel and lug a brick around all day, go with the most expensive and not smallest computer. Given a bunch of choices some will take one choice or another. The bottom line is that a very small fraction of consumers will choose Wintel this winter.