Sad Day – Chromebook is no more

30. November 2011 Uncategorized 0

A little under a year ago I got a Google Chromebook.  I had signed up for the pilot and somehow was able to get a pilot one.  I played with it for a few days and then handed it over as a general family laptop.

My son really took a liking to it.  He used it almost exclusively (except when he wanted to play Roblox, a game that required a download & windows to run.)

About 6 months ago, one of the hinges broke, and try as I could I was unable to repair it.  A month or so the other hinge broke on it.  We held it together with tape.

Tonight I was told there was a black splotch across the screen, no doubt a result of the screen not really being fastened on to the laptop chassis.

So I guess that’s it.  The free Chromebook survived in my house about 11.5 months.  I don’t think we’re particularly hard on computers.  My wife’s netbook is almost 2 years old.  The iPad has survived the last 5 months.  Our two Droid phones are still working as good as the day we took them out the box.  Our desktops are also holding up.  I don’t know if it was a problem with the manufacturing, or what.