David Pogue Calls Asus Chromebox a “Very Useful Computer”

I don’t know how many of you will share my enthusiasm here. I will have to do some who and why explanations here before we can start.

I love David Pogue. I mean, I am a big fan. He is my inspiration. That’s my introduction. Here is the Wikipedia intro:

David Welch Pogue (born March 9, 1963) is an American technology writer and TV science presenter. He is a personal technology columnist for Yahoo Tech, a tech correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, a columnist for Scientific American and a former technology columnist for The New York Times. He is also the host of NOVA ScienceNow on PBS and was the host of the NOVA specials Making Stuff in 2011[1] and Hunting the Elements in 2012.[2] Pogue has written or co-written seven books in the For Dummies series (including Macintosh computers, magic, opera, and classical music). In 1999, he launched his own series of computer how-to books called the Missing Manual series, which now includes over 100 titles covering a variety of Macintosh and Windows operating systems and applications. Among the dozens of books Pogue has authored is The World According to Twitter (2009), written in collaboration with around 500,000 of his Twitter followers.

In his column at Yahoo Tech, he reviewed (sort of) the Asus Chromebox today, and he likes it.

But choice makes the world go ’round. The Chrome PC idea is, in its way, a beautiful addition to the technology world, because things that are fast, cheap, simple, reliable and good at what they do are always welcome. And while more people buy laptops than desktops these days, it’s nice to know that a desktop option is there.

No. In a world where a new car costs an average of $20,000, a Chromebox (or Chromebook) is more like getting a Smart car two-seater for $1,000. You won’t be hauling lumber from Home Depot in it, but it’s a terrific deal — and most days, it’ll get you where you want to go.

Read the article here.

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