Summary: A very intriguing concept. It removes a lot of the clutter associated with computing but still let's you be productive. It is simple as a tablet with apps but also has google docs for building spreadsheets, presentations and written documents. Plus you can structure all of this into folders, something that is more difficult to do on android or iOS. Still was a bit difficult for me to set up a printer.
Summary: My parents needed an upgrade from their old Win XP pc so I bought them a Win8 machine, and boy, what a disaster that turned out to be, all tiles where extremely confusion for them, they didn't know how to get to the desktop, they didn't understand how to close them, etc…. Also, please know that both my parents are 78 years old, so they grew up in the typewriter era! Needless to say, I returned the Win8 machine and put back the dinosaurs on their desk.
Summary: This is a superb computer! Can it take the place of and iMac or PC? YES! This Chromebox is the future of computers and I give kudos to Samsung and Google for this technological break through! Dump your tower and join the revolution in computing. Fast! Lightning boot up. Quick internet! Super easy to set up, enter your gmail password and your ready to go! The industry will be going this way but Chromebox technology is here now!
Summary: I had been contemplating purchasing one of these to replace an aging Apple Mac Mini. When I saw this listed on Amazon for $249, I did not waste any time pulling the plug. As a net-surfing, media playing, word processing device - I could not be more pleased. It is fast on start-up, offers multiple user accounts, was easy to set-up. I am using the Apple Bluetooth keyboard and magic track pad I had from the Mac Mini w/ no issue.
Summary: This system adequately represents the CromeOS. I can do my silly internet browsing in the morning before I head to work. I use a DVI to HDMI cable to connect this to my TV, and it successfully brings both video and sound to my television. I still use a different PC for specific applications, but when I am sitting in front of the TV and need to google something, this works out quite well. Able to print to cloud accessible printer.
Summary: I am very happy with this Chromebox as my main computer. I am a Chrome user and I store everything on my Google "Drive" anyway so it wasn't a switch for me at all to store stuff on Drive instead of on the hard drive (which is tiny on this computer.) I only use my computer to surf the web and to write, so it's perfect for me.
Simple, easy, fast. The perfect web-browsing or senior-citizen computer.
L. Busch, Amazon
22 July 2013
Summary: I bought it for my father, who's well past retirement age. He can actually use it! It's been great for him as a replacement for an old Windows machine that he could never remember how to use. You can attach a large monitor to it and make the type big, so it's better than a Chromebook for seniors or anyone with failing eyesight.
Summary: My adventures with the Chromebox (adapted from a Google+ post I wrote) This is a brief review of my new Chromebox. I focus on the holistic experience of using it rather than specific features or points. First, though, here's a little background: my plan is for this to replace my laptop for my computing needs in the office (I'm currently a grad student).