Friday, January 21, 2011
Faster, Lighter, Less Expensive-- Here They Come!
The Chrome OS will . . . stores everything -- files, applications, data bits and bytes, literally everything -- on online servers rather than on your home or office PC. . . .
The Apple iPad has no drive, and the newest MacBook Air laptop skips a hard drive entirely as well; they all rely on flash memory chips for storage. . . .
As tablets and ebooks become more prevalent, we'll see more devices and fewer hard drives, agrees Ross Rubin, director of industry analysis for NPD data.
The future of computing is the cloud which allows for more agility and far less expense.For those schools that have made big investments in gear, it's time to cut their losses and start looking at Macbook Air, Chrome OS, and iPad.
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