Staples asked if they could send me a Samsung Google Chromebook. (Um...YES?!) and after a lot of deliberation (or actually none at all) I accepted their offer. It's pretty sweet.
Right out of the box it'll ask you for your Gmail address (if you don't have one you can get one for free. see also: who doesn't have a Gmail address?) and then you're good to go.
Seriously it's that easy. Kind of like the easy button. (See what I did there?)
Anything you can do on the internet you can do on this Google Chromebook.
Shop? Check. (Not that I would ever do that of course).
Watch Breaking Bad? Check.
Word processing and spreadsheets? Yes! (With Google docs)
General web surfing? Check.
The Chromebook is pretty much a cross between a tablet and a laptop. It's nice and petite (small AND lightweight) like a tablet, but with a keyboard like a laptop. Plus it's shiny.
Unfortunately for ME it can't replace my laptop because I can't load photoshop or lightroom on it, and I can't upload pictures to it (it's only got ~ 16GB of storage). However I COULD use it with an online photo storage/editor like photobucket or flickr. But for non-photogs I think it's the perfect laptop replacement! It would be great for students, and at $249 completely affordable.
Staples also sent me a bunch of other goodies including a few of these MOLESKINE Legendary notebooks. And I'd love to share them with you. Who doesn't LOVE a fresh clean notebook?
What's your favorite thing to do on the internet? Leave a comment below if you want a chance to win a notebook or two and maybe even a gel pen. I'll choose a winner at random sometime this week.
THE GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED AND THE WINNER IS: KRISTALYN!
Staples provide me with a Samsung/Google Chromebook and some other goodies free of charge. All opinions are (obviously) my own.