What does a computer need to do to be useful? With the flood of smartphones, tablets, slates, phablets and Chromebooks that try to bridge the gap between a pure communication device and a traditional PC, the question looms large.
This is the question that I asked myself when looking for a new laptop. What did a laptop really need to do in order to be useful to me on a daily basis. I already had a perfectly functional Core I7 based laptop, but I wasn’t happy with it, so I started looking. The concept of the Chromebook has been around for a couple of years now, but so far, the machines have generally fallen into the toy-puter category. Too small and slow for real work (I have by all account a pair of veritable gorilla hands, so the keyboards on the 11″ Chromebooks out there just frustrate me).