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News Google opens first retail store in London

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 3 Oct 2011.

  1. Prowler_88

    Prowler_88 New Member

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    I bought a Corsair HX750 from them just days ago as they had it for £99.99...£20 cheaper than most other places once delivery is factored in. I work for their arch rivals (and just as awful/badly run/useless etc.) Comet...I wouldn't buy anything from them!
     
  2. bobwya

    bobwya Custom PC Migrant

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    I can by AMD Fusion/Intel Atom netbook with Windows 7 for <250.00 GBP... This is why Chromebook = fail.

    Accessing the full OS on a Chromebook is a pain in the proverbials... It runs a very stripped down Linux kernel+shell apparently... Really only enough to run the Chrome browser... I'd rather buy a real computer and install a full Linux-based distro then use this neutered, ******* child...

    I do like the styling of the store though.. Kind of "Clockwork Orange" looking :)
     
  3. Aragon Speed

    Aragon Speed Busily modding X3: Terran Conflict

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    @ the picture in the article: Oh look, a colour scheme for 5 year olds.
     
  4. Pooeypants

    Pooeypants New Member

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    Why not? Apple don't really have that many variant of products on show. It's a great advertising front but only if you make it funky enough.
     
  5. gcwebbyuk

    gcwebbyuk Dib Dabbler

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    I quite enjoy wandering around PC World looking at tablets and laptops. As mentioned before, they aren't always more expensive that on-line, and if you need something quickly you can get it then and there. We don't have many PC stores near here that keep a lot of stock, so I find them quite handy.

    As for Chromebook - I won't cast judgement till I have tried one - in PC World of course...
     
  6. tonyd223

    tonyd223 king of nothing

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    So every store has to have web access? Ok, so if you have demo Chromebooks, because people have to use it to understand it, you're giving the public access to the web, for free...

    Now, call me Ishmael, but isn't that a recipe for disaster!
     
  7. joolz1

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    Ishmael :naughty:
     
  8. Faunus

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    I don't get what the issue is here. We live in a county where 82% of the population use the internet, and ADSL is available to 85% of the country. 3G coverage is rising fast all the time. So, exactly what was the issue with ChromeOS? If you are going to be in the position of not being online for extended periods, then simply don't buy it.

    Just because you are scared of it / living in the stone age, it doesn't mean it's a bad idea.
     
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