The recent release of Samsung’s newest Google-compatible product, the ChromeBook, has users exiting about an affordable laptop option, but is it worth even the low price of $249? It depends on how you plan to use it. The ChromeBook runs off of Google’s cloud-based Chrome operating system. The newer, cheaper version is great for casual internet users, but falls short for hardcore techies.
Windows 8 was supposed to completely revolutionize the entire Windows OS experience. With its app-happy interface, charming little “charms” and a complete over-haul of the interface, the touch-screen generation should have fallen in love with it right away. At least that’s what Microsoft seemed to expect. The new OS isn’t quite selling as fast as the mega-conglomerate expected. While over 4 million copies have sold since its release on October 26th, that’s really not much compared to the number of Windows users out there that are opting to not upgrade.
Just when you’ve finally mastered all the ins and outs of Windows 7, Microsoft throws a huge curveball at you. With Windows 8, which released on October 26th, is a completely different user experience than you may be used to. For one thing, it’s significantly less expensive than previous upgrades, at least for a limited time. Windows 7 users can upgrade for about $40 if they just want to download the OS, and $70 if they want it on disc. Of course, the price isn’t the only difference between Windows 8 and previous versions.
Shocking news has rocked the smartphone industry: Samsung’s Galaxy S3 has taken down the Apple giant by stealing their spot as the top-selling smartphone! Okay, maybe it’s not exactly shocking news, and it’s likely to be old news within a few weeks as Apple rallies the troops to take back their throne. Still, it does show smartphone users everywhere that there is more than one player in the game. Last year, Samsung had about a 2 million phone lead over apple, shopping about 18 million Galaxy S3s versus iPhone’s 16 million units shipped. With the recent release of the iPhone 5, Samsung’s victory is said to be short-lived.
Samsung Galaxy S3 versus Apple iPhone 5
Pitting the two phones against each other really isn’t fair, as both offer their own unique user experience. Like all things, it comes down to a matter of personal preference. Neither is really “better” than the other in all ways, so you just have to decide what is important to you when it comes to features.