Microsoft’s Scroogled campaign is fast gaining notoriety for poking fun at Google and their products, with the previous Scroogled campaign criticizing Google’s Chromebooks for essentially being worthless due to its inability to perform without an internet connection. Now Microsoft is back with another Scroogled video, and it looks like Microsoft is not done slamming the Chromebook just yet. Taking to Venice Beach, Ben the PC Guy went around the area asking passerby’s what they thought of the Chromebook, especially when it could not function without internet, and recording the reactions of the public in the process.
While it is true that Chromebook does rely on the internet for a lot of its functions, Google has recently introduced several offline features, such as for Gmail, Calendar, Drive, and Docs just to name a few. For those who are looking to use Chromebooks as a productivity tool and might not necessarily have access to stable internet, those offline features should be more than enough to get the job done, but obviously for those who want the full experience, we suppose that’s the trade-off. Could it be that Microsoft sees Google and the Chromebook as a threat? Like we said if you’re after simple productivity, Chromebooks priced at $299 are hard to ignore.