I'm beginning to wonder if there's a diff in quality btwn Lenovo's Thinkpad class vs their Ideapad class for home/entertainment.
Their website boasts of Thinkpad's durability (they're the priciest) but I'm wondering if they're living off their glory days when the thinkpads were big in business settings.
Yes, I've considered ChromeOS. Interesting concept.
When I was a SunOS person long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, we had briefings on the future of computing/PCs vs the "cloud" idea. I mean this was over 15 years ago. So the entire cloud thing is nothing new; we just didn't have the pipe in place that was necessary to pull it off back then. (The infrastructure in the country has improved, but we still don't have fiber to every neighborhood, yet.) The talk was, we'd all have these wall units in our homes (installed by the builders, no less--comes standard like the fridge), and from this one unit you would watch whatever you wanted to, *whenever* you wanted to (on demand), make your calls, chat, etc. Very Sci-Fi.
(the hand-held devices were not mentioned but I can see them as a branch off but in the same direction?)
So we're almost there, now.
Also there was a war going on back then btwn SunOs and MS (Nothing new) about just how much the users would need in their homes as far as storage, SW, etc. MS was convinced that PCs would live forever but Sun believed everything would be centralized on the WWWeb (i.e. cloud, anyone?) and users would just have basically dumb terminals in their homes to interface with the cloud to do anything...everything stored "out there". No need for storage in the home. All we needed was fiber, fiber, fiber and silly-crazy bandwidth/speed.
Sounds like Google went for it with ChromeOS in their own, small way.
Sorry to get Off Topic. You mentioned Chrome, not me.
Just an old lady thinking. And wondering about our future, with Big Brother tracking our every move and watching us 24/7. Scary.