Chromebox - ChromeOS For Desktop

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  1. Hungry Man

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    That article is about the new Chromebooks, not Chromebox. I haven't looked at those or their pricing.
     
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    True. Books and boxes. Hmm...
     
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    I think the original Chromebook were about 50-75 dollars too much. But I do think the pricing is fair for the Chromebox. I could be off, I really haven't bought a desktop and I have no reason to keep up with something so trivial as the price of low range desktop hardware. Based on the very quick amazon search I found very similarly priced hardware.
     
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    Funny, I remember a long debate we had about this where you were trying to convince me otherwise. ;)

    I doubt it.

    Very probably; £213.09* plus VAT, plus mark up, plus other assorted taxes would push that price considerably higher in the UK. For that kind of money I could have a box made running Windows with the same specifications or very probably much more powerful.

    *By courtesy of Wolfram Alpha
     
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    I believe in that topic I stated that it was sold at a 50 dollar premium.

    Not so sure. The specs are pretty decent.

    Like I said, I might be wrong, but I'd be surprised if you could get something much better for much less. Pricing just isn't something I care about or keep up with.

    Let's also remember that Linux computers cost more than Windows computers (often) because of deals with OEMs.
     
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    I suppose it depends on who you know locally. Either way, I could get a decent box for about 250-270 quid running Windows. Why would anyone pay the same for an OS where they had to use Chrome as a browser & save all of their files in cyberspace? Especially now it seems Facebook aren't supporting Google Chrome any more, apparently.
     
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    There are benefits to ChromeOS just as there are pitfalls. Such is life.
     
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    I just reckon that if they could knock those boxes out much cheaper they might shift some.
     
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