The Chrome has me all Googley-eyed
July 30, 2011 8:07 PM Subscribe
Does an elementary school student need more than the cloud? The hand-me-down laptop that my 7 year old daughter has been using to do homework and online lessons on has bit the dust. I'm all google-y eyed (pun intended) about a Chrome book as a replacement... but does it make sense?
posted by tdischino to Computers & Internet (14 answers total)
I started looking at netbooks as a replacement, thinking that as long as she can get to google docs and her online lessons, she should be covered. Now i'm wondering if I should just go for this chromebook
. My inclination towards the Chrome book over a Windows netbook is based primarily on the security (no installed apps) and speed (booting in 8-10 seconds).
That said, i'm looking for anecdotal support or detraction for a chrome book (or win/nix netbooks) that will be primarily used by an elementary school student, for online lessons and word processing for the next few/several years.