"Their simplicity is also their biggest drawback, the offline functionality is limited and you can only run standard Wintel applications through a terminal emulation connection (e.g. Microsoft Terminal Services or Citrix)," said Wright. "Again, this is in an online mode - so if you haven't got a decent internet connection the usability of the device is somewhat limited."
A report released earlier this week by IT analyst house Forrester said that businesses should re-evaluate Chromebooks, particularly if they use Google Apps and Gmail. However, only 28 per cent of companies said they had some interest in the devices.
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