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Six Reasons Why Chromebooks Are a Bad Idea

May 25, 2011

Not everyone thinks Google's attempt to reinvent the computer will work. When it took the wraps off its stripped down, nothing-but-the-browser Chromebooks this week, Google was attempting its own iPad moment. The web-only laptops fundamentally reinvent what computers are, said Google's VP leading the project, Sundar Pichai. Unsurprisingly, a lot of people are skeptical. Here's a run down of reasons the tech press came up with that Chromebooks are a bad idea.