Best Buy: Kobo And Samsung Chromebook

Part of yesterday’s Tech Fondle Tour was a trip to Best Buy.

Samsung will set up a colony soon:

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Nook Touch and Kindle under an eReader banner:

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While shunted to the side is a five-inch Kobo eReader:

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It has ridiculously-wide side bezels and a curved back that tries to hide how surprisingly-fat it is. I can’t see anyone buying it. It feels like it’s a leftover piece of tech from two years ago. It lacks the sleek appeal of Sony’s canceled five-inch Reader. Best Buy didn’t have either the Kobo Glo nor the Kobo Arc tablet on display.

Ah! Samsung’s MacBook Air Chromebook.

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Wow. Did Samsung just put the MacBook Air in a Replicator or what? Nice keyboard. Great build quality. But the screen’s viewing angles are The Suck:

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Viewing angle of a MacBook with Retina Display:

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Um, yeah.

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