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Journalists at News UK welcome Chromebooks

Samuel Shead | Aug. 5, 2013
But Rupert Murdoch's UK news arm says it won't be rolling out the Google laptops just yet.

"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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