The World Famous staff on Chromebook: No deal.

At Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, it’s all about separating the real deal from the imitation—and the Google Chromebook sticks out like a sore thumb.

Rick and his crew are leery of the Chromebook—and you should be, too. See for yourself in this video:

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You don’t have to be an expert to spot an imitation laptop. But just in case, check out what the experts have to say:

  • I Gave Up My Mac For a Google Chromebook Pixel and Loved It... Until It Became a Brick At Starbucks.

    Without being able to use the Internet, I couldn't access ANY apps.

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  • The frustrating truth about Google's Chromebook

    What is the point of a highly portable machine if it doesn't work 75 percent of the times you remove it from your house or office?

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  • Living with a Chromebook for a week is like 7 minutes of heaven, then 7 days of hell.

    I wanted to make it work. …but the workarounds just kept getting more ridiculous.

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  • Why Google's new Chromebook won't replace your laptop or tablet.

    It's not a laptop. It's not a tablet. It's a shell that houses a Web browser. That's it.

    Read the article
  • Why there's no good reason to buy a Chromebook.

    There's nothing you can do with a Chromebook that you can't do with a Windows laptop running Chrome… So what's the point of buying a Chromebook?

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Scroogled pronunciation

Word Origin:

Google’s ongoing use of invasive tactics and Web-centric devices to maximize their profits.


5. The Google Chromebook’s inability to perform many basic laptop functions such as installing Windows programs along with its incompatibility with many printers, scanners, and digital camera and smartphone software.

See also: brick; deficient; impractical; inadequate; incompatible; inferior; insufficient; second-rate; subpar; substandard

Sample sentence:

"You get Scroogled when you use a Chromebook because it was designed so Google can better track what you do online to sell ads."