John Lewis appears to punt Chromebook with Windows 7
Recognition Google's other OS isn't popular?
Careful, web designers: always check a gadget's specs before you tinker with images of the product. A salutary example of when they don't is provided by John Lewis.
The Middle Classes' favourite retailer is offering Samsung's £379 Chromebook - key feature: it runs Google's cloud-centric Chrome OS - seemingly with Windows 7, if the picture is anything to go by:
Had the page editor looked further down the page, he or she would have received all the info they need to tweak the pic correctly:
Ironically, clicking the page's Zoom option, to look at the image more closely, reveals a Chromebook with a ChromeOS logo on the screen. So someone was paying attention.
Still, the error could be beneficial. World+Dog appears to be showing little or no interest in the Chromebook category - perhaps this accident will help shift some units.
Then again, some folk might be aggrieved to find their shiny new 12.1in laptop won't run all their favourite Windows apps. Don't forget, that rude awakening - and the many tech support calls it prompted - is what did for Linux-based netbooks back in the last decade. ®
Thanks to Ivor for the tip
He was probably thinking more along the lines of "Norton don't make a Debian client."
Re: John Lewis know what their customers want...
I thought the picture was of Windows 7 though?
They sell them in PC World? I bet the arseholes still try and get you to buy a norton subscription.
No, what "did it in" was Microsoft twisting the OEMs' arms to kill off Linux netbooks. They were selling quite nicely until Microsoft stepped in and forced them to lard up the specs until they could (badly) run Windows XP.
I'm not excited about Chromebooks for a different reason: I think devices like the Asus Transformer show that what consumers really want is Android laptops.
"is what did for Linux-based netbooks back in the last decade"
Oh, Is that what what did it then?