We all know the Chromebook starts at $249 right? The Samsung Chromebook does. But I just learned HP and Acer also have a Chromebook, and the Acer starts at only $199. For the price of a 16 GB Kindle Fire you can buy a laptop computer.
Check it out here and browse stats for the other Chromebook models as well. I bought an Acer Aspire laptop (back in the Vista heyday) five years ago. My wife bought a Windows 7 version last year. We still use them both. And before you say “Acer is made in China…” well yeah, and so is the iPhone 5. So are most things.
I love the Google Chrome browser, does that mean the Chrome OS is worth my while? For $199, that’s a chance I’m willing to take. I’ll let you know.