Chromebooks - Worth a Second Look?

Chromebook computers didn't take the world by storm when they debuted last year, but the latest generation of the machines may deserve another look....

"They are substantially faster," says Aric Bandy, chief executive officer of Agosto Inc., of the new Chromebook Series 5 devices. "They also fixed a couple of the hardware quirks."

As for the latter, according to Bandy, the Chromebook`s trackpad was the No. 1 issue. He noted the trackpad has been reworked and the driver rewritten for the current product generation. "It is finally what you would expect from a trackpad on a laptop," explains Bandy. His company, a Google Apps and cloud consulting firm, has been a Chromebook reseller for several months.

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