You’ve probably seen Google’s new Chromebook. At just $249, it’s a low-cost device to get you online (and get the job done). And I like it much more than the original Chromebook, but… I still ain’t gonna dive in.
My reason is simple – it’s too heavy. You heard me right, it should be lighter to make it even easier to carry around.
My main machine is the Toshiba Portégé Z835, a 13.3-inch Ultrabook with Core i7 CPU, 6GB of RAM, SSD drive and so on. It weighs just 2.47 lbs and it’s the lightest device in its category. So if I’m gonna get another laptop, it must be lighter. And the new Chromebook isn’t. Why that’s the case is beyond me.
I like Google’s idea, but the Chromebook must be even lighter. Perhaps for their next device in the series they should work with Gigabyte rather than Samsung. The Chinese company offers the X11, which at 975 grams (2.14 pounds) is the world’s lightest laptop. Now that would be something. Hopefully someone at Google is reading this…