Friday, April 22, 2011

#19: S is for Simplicity

Today I got a CR-48 Chrome laptop.

It's beautifully simple. It's a tool that does one thing - run a web browser - but it tries to be the best web-browser-runner it can.

It needs a bit more horsepower, I suspect - an Atom N455 is just a tad underpowered for the modern web. (An N570 would probably be fine - dual core would help.)

Other than that, though, it's excellent. And it comes with 100MB of free 3G data per month.

There's something to be said for tools that do one thing well. I'm less enamored of the tools that try to do everything - the right tool for the right job is more important.

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