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i got my mom the original acer chromebook since all she does is facebook/ebay/email/browse. it's been a perfect fit and no support calls to me. no os upgrade cost, automatic upgrade, no virus worries. no "more" needed.
i don't get this touch issue on a laptop. i don't want to reach up there and touch. i want the trackpad to do multiple gestures. i have a macbook air and the touchpad is amazing with two three and four finger gestures. i'd like to see more of this on other machines.
The reviewer forgot to mention security - malware is a remoter risk than on any Windows laptop.
Touch on a laptop or desktop doesn't make sense ergonomically. You have to brace the laptop/monitor screen every time you use touch to stop it toppling over, and your arms get tired after prolonged use. Touch is for screens which can be laid flat with the face up, where you don't have to reach over something to touch the screen. Touch is also imprecise, and virtual keyboards lack tactile feedback, so it is only good for casual browsing and content consumption.
For laptop form factors an oversized touchpad as found on Chromebooks are the way to go. For desktops, the good old mouse is the optimum solution.
The only thing I find fault with is the mediocre qualtity of viewing. I had a netbook for 6years with Windows 7 Starter and the viewing quality was FAR superior to this Chromebook. It amazes me why samasung/chrome released No 3 with this fault.It has so many good points, this let's it down.
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