As cool as the idea of chrome OS was, I am a power user and I regularly need access to a couple of special applications. I thought that as awesome as Chrome OS is and as much as I wanted to tinker with it, I thought it would never replace my Macbook pro. About a week ago all of that changed.
My school has a 1 to 1 program for students in the middle and upper schools, and we have recently begun to consider the idea of adding 1 to 1 Chromebooks for at least a few of the grades in the lower school. As part of this consideration the school bought a couple of Chromebooks so we can see how they work. I was lucky enough to get one of Chromebooks to test out. I absolutely love it! And the best part of this Chromebook? It only costs about $250! I have decided that a Chromebook will become an important part of my workflow from now on. In a couple of future posts I will talk a little bit about the advantages of the chrome book and how I plan to successfully move from a Macbook pro to a Chromebook as my primary laptop computer.
Have you had a chance to play with a Chromebook? What did you think of the user experience? Is it something you can see yourself including in your workflow?