Chris Pirillo: Is the Chromebook Good Enough?

November 08, 2011 by in chris pirillo

The Chromebook has been out for a while, and it certainly has its pros and cons. While it may be a capable device for general web browsing, it is held back by a high price point and general lack of features to support the cost of entry.

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Chris Pirillo is the founder of the tech blogging network, Lockergnome and previously served as host of TechTV’s Call for Help show. Chris’s insightful and entertaining how to videos will now be featured in the PC Pitstop newsletters and highlighted at techtalk.pcpitstop.com and pcpitstop.com.

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Chris Pirillo

About Chris Pirillo

Chris Pirillo is the founder of the tech blogging network, Lockergnome and previously served as host of TechTV's Call for Help show. Chris's insightful and entertaining how to videos will now be featured in the PC Pitstop newsletters and highlighted at techtalk.pcpitstop.com and pcpitstop.com.

One Response to Chris Pirillo: Is the Chromebook Good Enough?

  1. Chromebooks are targeted to specific types of users that want an easy to use, Internet-friendly browsing device. They are not meant to replace the traditional PC or laptop.

    In addition, there are third party apps out there that can bridge the gap for Chromebook users that require occasional access to those tools found only in a Windows environment. For example, if a Chromebook user needs quick, easy, temporary access to a Windows desktop or Windows app, they can use Ericom AccessNow, a pure HTML5 RDP client that enables Chromebook users to connect to any RDP host, including Terminal Server (RDS Session Host), physical desktops or VDI virtual desktops – and run their applications and desktops and view all web sites in a browser.

    You can even use AccessNow to run Internet Explorer on a Chromebook for those companies or web sites that require IE.

    Ericom‘s AccessNow does not require Java, Flash, Silverlight, ActiveX, or any other underlying technology to be installed on end-user devices – an HTML5 browser is all that is required.

    For more info, and to download a demo, visit:
    http://www.ericom.com/RDPChromebook.asp?URL_ID=708

    Note: I work for Ericom.


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