While my relationship with Chromie had a rough start, I have really enjoyed using Chromie this past month as my primary device.
I began by having this silly notion that I should buy the Chromebook at a physical store. I began at Office Depot and it was clear from the snarky facial expression that Chromebooks were not the thing. Like oh my god we sell (maybe not sell but display) Windows 8 computers.
Off to Best Buy I went and looked at the 3 display models. The Samsung model seemed to way to go. I took one up to pay and because I selected debit instead of credit my payment was declined. While I wanted to try it again with credit, the sales person was convinced it would be declined again so I left.
At home I went upstairs, went on the internet and ordered my Chromebook on Google Play. I received it in a few days and have been using it as my primary device ever since.
Lastly, Hangouts and its ease of use has totally replaced my screencasting software. Hangouts makes it so easy to transition from video to slide show, to highlighting a website. After the screencast is completed it automatically is added to YouTube.
The Samsung Chromebook is now my primary device. I use it for all my web surfing, screencasting, and Google work. While the Chromebook certainly does not replace a computer, I find it can be used for many of the things I previously used my netbook for.