As you likely know, Chromebooks aren’t being sold in brick and mortar stores, at least not at this time. They are only being sold via the internet. Considering that the $350 – $500 is a lot of cash to invest in something you haven’t touched or seen up close, let alone something that whose most outstanding feature is a lack of features, it’s a very good idea to give the public more of an idea of what the Chromebook is about through a demonstration that is longer than your typical commercial.
The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook got just that treatment in the most unlikely of places: The Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Show. For three minutes, Fallon’s audience got to see Chromebooks in action. Not only that, but all audience members got Chromebooks themselves to take home. Resident tech expert for the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show Joshua Topolsky demonstrated over-the-cloud syncing in Google Docs. The demo didn’t go too smoothly – syncing got disrupted because one of the Chromebooks went into sleep mode, but all in all, it was a positive presentation. Topolsky described cloud computing as “the future… look at Apple.”
True, Topolsky. If a traditionally hardware focused company like Apple is also trying to get to the cloud, that’s as good sign that it’s only a matter of time before cloud computing takes to the main stream.
You can watch the video here: