Best device of 2012: The new Samsung Chromebook. I know, there are gobs of new tablets and phones, and they’re all faster, thinner, lighter and sharper than last year’s models. Many are great. But I’m going to go with the new Samsung Chromebook. The limitations are obvious. This is not a full-fledged computer, just a window onto the Web. For $250, however, it’s a very nice window indeed. It has the look and feel of an ultrabook. It starts up fast and never needs upgrades. And it’s inexpensive enough that you could have two or three lying around the house.
Not everyone is happy, if you read the comments for that article. “A dedicated web browser is the best tech gadget of the year??? Pretty sad if you ask me.” someone says. But I am sure most of you here will agree that the ARM Chromebook deserved this. I have read many reviews on leading gadget blogs, calling the Chromebook a game changer.
What’s your take on this?