Chrome Notebooks – Birth Of The Disposable Computer
It has long been Google’s dream to produce what they call the ‘disposable computer’. We’ve heard Eric Schmidt talk about it on various occasions in reference to the upcoming Chrome OS powered notebooks. Well it seems like Google may have just succeeded in demonstrating that the ‘disposable computer’ can be a reality. Check out the video above to see how Google is now marketing this revolutionary concept to the masses.
What is a disposable computer
A disposable computer (unlike what the name may suggest) is not actually ‘literally’ disposable in the same way a paper napkin is (for example). It’s not expected that one would use the machine on one day then throw it away to then use another machine on a different day. In this case, the word disposable takes a new meaning.
With Chrome OS and Chrome Notebooks like the CR-48, everything that the user does is stored on the cloud (in real time). This means that all music, documents, profiles, themes and customizations of the operating system are not stored locally (but instead on remote servers). Hence, if you loose or damage your Chrome Notebook, none of that data is lost. When you log on to another Chrome Notebook (or the Chrome Browser), all the data, profile settings, themes and anything you may have customized on the original machine will still be there.
This renders the Chrome Notebook ‘disposable’. Check out the video above and see Google distroy 25 brand new CR-48 Chrome Notebooks. Here’s what Google had to say about the video:
Chrome UX designer Glen Murphy demonstrates some advantages of using a Chrome notebook. 25 computers were harmed in the making of this video. Fortunately, no data was lost.
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