Does anyone care ?? NO !!
Err I do.
Now with this happening I'm glad I didn't purchase from them. No way I'd appreciate this sorta stuff after plucking down my hard earned cash for their products.
I'm thinking the processing power requirements to do what an average user needed was pretty much what a PC from the earlier millennium offered and arguably earlier than that. Tablets sold today offer something that would be about equal or greater to that and are cheaper, smaller, portable and less complicated as well. Most of these people buying a PC never were really interested in them. They just wanted to do as you mentioned before. Email, web browsing, video streaming (well that one was not available back then like now) and some other rudimentary things.
I would think that one reason you don't see them much is because they are left home. The same people buying these probably use the saved money to buy a tablet for on the go computing.
Also keep in mind, 20% of the sales are for this year. People you see on the streets using laptops out there have models purchased up to 5 years ago. Chromebooks don't have an accumulation of years of sales so If (and that's a big if) their sales trend continues for 2-3 years. Then we will see them in the wild more. Otherwise, they'll end up like the Wii was to casual gamers. Collecting dust in a closet which is incidentally what prompted me to sell mine as I don't want my closet filled with techno junk.
That's my nickel's worth since we don't have pennies here anymore.
While few will need to buy a graphics card for Blender 3D in particular it does show that you have to consider what you wish to use the card for when you want to make a purchase to get the performance you need out of it.
The Jolla does have LTE over the Oppo but that seems to be of small consolation.
And that's the reason why Android is ridden with malware attacks (97% of all mobile malware).
Can I get a citation please? Seems a rather high percentage.
Also, this was always the problem with Windows and yet when they try to push towards a walled garden arrangement people cry foul to that so IMHO you can't please everyone.
I can't even find a students version.
Don't know where you're checking but I can find copies by walking into Staples. Most small shops still sell OEM copies too. You can order on their web site too if walking is too difficult.
Crazy theory here. Could they be trying to focus Skype for use with their Windows Phone to try to give people a compelling reason to switch over to their mobile OS?
I'm thinking this is simply the evolution of those same kids now entering the work force. I'm thinking this might be worth following to see if these same kids will continue their social ways in the next few years. Are we going to see them continue to text in their 30-somethings or will they eventually learn better etiquette?
Heck! Will anything the next generation do irritate them? I imagine by the time they reach their 40s that the new generation will be watching videos (loudly) during meetings or something crazy like that and think it's as appropriate as this group seems to think talking and texting are now.
All kidding aside, you're just making an assumption.