Samsung & Acer announce Google Chromebooks

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Samsung & Acer, in partnership with Google have announced Chromebooks – the netbooks featuring Google’s Chrome OS. The OS is nothing but a lightweight chrome browser which boots up instantly (within 8 seconds). The netbooks are required to be always connected to the web as there is nothing else other than web surfing that you can do on them. Chrome apps will run, but then again, they are all web based. You have a choice of WiFi only and WiFi + 3G model.

Here is the model from Acer:

Acer chromebook

Features:

  • 11.6″ HD Widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit LCD
  • 2.95 lbs. | 1.34 kg.
  • 6 hours of continuous usage
  • Intel® AtomTM Dual-Core Processor
  • Built in dual-band Wi-Fi and World-mode 3G (optional)
  • HD Webcam with noise cancelling microphone
  • High-Definition Audio Support
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • 4-in-1 memory card slot
  • HDMI port
  • Fullsize Chrome keyboard
  • Oversize fully-clickable trackpad

And here is the one from Samsung:

Samsung chromebook

Features:

  • Starts at $429
  • 12.1″ (1280×800) 300 nit Display
  • 3.26 lbs / 1.48 kg
  • 8.5 hours of continuous usage
  • Intel® Atom Dual-Core Processor
  • Built in dual-band Wi-Fi and World-mode 3G (optional)
  • HD Webcam with noise cancelling microphone
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • 4-in-1 memory card slot
  • Mini-VGA port
  • Fullsize Chrome keyboard
  • Oversize fully-clickable trackpad

All the models will be available from Jun 15th onwards on amazon. The Samsung ones will also be available on best buy.

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