Get your hands on a Chrome laptop!

If you are a Googlite you probably got a bit excited about a year ago (I think) when Google announced that they were going to release an operating system.

Well in the last few days, Google has announced that it plans to bring out it’s own Chrome powered laptop in June this year!

What is the Google laptop going to be called?

I thought you might ask that πŸ˜‰ Well, Google have decided that as the devices are going to be powered by Chrome, and because they are suppose to boot up in less than 10 seconds, they would be called Chromebooks.


Chrome is after the browser interface that they are based on and books as they boot up almost instantly, as you would expect a book to. You open it, and… it’s… there!

Who will make Chromebooks?

So far, Google have secured deals with Acer and Samsung to produce the laptops.

Where and for how much will Chromebooks be sold?

Initially you will be able to buy them for around $300-500 in the USA, and a similar equivalent price in 5 European countries.

A new kind of laptop

The laptops will be different from current laptops, as not only will they be much faster, but they will also be highly cloud dependant. This means that they are not ‘bogged down’ with loads of programs, and services, as they all run from the cloud. To make full use of the laptops, I imagine you will need a pretty good internet connection!

Chromebook Supported Apps

Apps that Google say you will be able to run on a Chromebook

The devices aren’t really as functional as your standard laptop, they will have much fewer features, but that does mean that they are faster.

How does Google describe them?

Like this!

Chromebooks are built and optimised for the web, where you already spend most of your computing time. So, you get a faster, simpler and more secure experience without all the headaches of ordinary computers.

Oh… and like this

Interested?

15th of June 2011…

Peoples of the UK click here to find out more about Chromebook, my pals over in the US of A take a look at google.com/chromebook/ instead, pour nos amis Français visite google.fr/chromebook/ et cetera.

44 thoughts on “Get your hands on a Chrome laptop!

    • Christopher (admin team)

      Got your reply, when the new account it made, could you reassign my articles to my user account, thanks πŸ™‚

      BTW, in future, stuff like this is why made a contact form, leave the articles for comments πŸ˜›

  1. So Google is in no mood to stop. Acquired Youtube, Orkut, Android and now it has even got a cloud OS that is supposed to bring people fast access to most frequently used apps. In a rhetorical way, this one is surely going to benefit and appeal a niche of users. πŸ˜‰
    Regards

      • Yeah ! It looks like Google is trying to establish its empire, and once it gets a veto power , it gets the authority to fix prices and set benchmarks, and that’s gonna hurt because its competition that benefits the customers,not the empire of a single company.

        • Christopher (admin team)

          Do you believe that it is right that Google has such a monopoly power on a semi-global scale?
          I say semi, as some countries (e.g. China) don’t have the use of Google.

  2. Google is expending and getting into various spheres of our life. Probably one day we’ll see Google TV or Google skype πŸ™‚ or something like Google word office. But I believe in the success of any Google product πŸ™‚

    • Christopher (admin team)

      Anna, got some news for you, there is a Google TV, and Google’s version of Skype is Google talk, it does chat and voice, just not video. Google apps and docs is also the equivalant of Microsoft Office. Scary huh?!

  3. I’m hearing too much about chrome book these days, and I’m just curious to see what happens when it should be released, because many people are eagerly waiting for it already.

    let see how it goes.

    Regards

    • Christopher (admin team)

      I am looking forward to the release too Usman!

      Thanks for stopping by and writing a comment πŸ™‚
      Christopher – Admin Team

  4. I think Google should launch one device that includes every need of human being such as TV, iPod, iPad in short all needy things should be merged. One day they will also launch this. Will have to wait for that day.

    • Christopher (admin team)

      It’s a possibility! Google do a lot of stuff, and who knows, maybe they will bring out a device that is most stuff all rolled into one!

  5. What more can I ask from Google? Seems like they are already offering almost everything that every user needs to their online activities! I must admit that I commonly use most services that they offer. I’m absolutely happy with what they have!

    • Christopher (admin team)

      Most of the stuff they do is free, so when they bring out something that costs, I think most people are happy to pay, would you agree?

  6. I’m not entirely convinced that the Chromebook will take off. Sure Google’s cloud services are very good and they are free but I can’t understand why someone would spend the same amount of money on a Chromebook as they would for a netbook. Also on top of that, a monthly fee to access their files on the move. I can see the advantage of the Chromebook – quick start up time, fast browsing and nothing to bog the laptop down such as unnecessary programs, but I’m not too sure it will take off – it might be another Google Buzz or Wave.

    • Christopher (admin team)

      “…it might be another Google Buzz or Wave” – That is possible I guess…

      I never knew that you had to pay monthly to hold your data in the cloud, even more costs! πŸ˜›

      Thanks for the comment, in future could you take advantage of KeywordLuv, this would mean putting your name@your keywords e.g. name@Tablet PC Central and ‘Tablet PC Central’ would be the bit that got the link.

      Anyway, thanks for making a contribution to the community, hope to see you around again soon!
      Christopher – Admin Team

  7. Google really does its job very well. I will not be shocked when one day I will hear that Google will surpass Microsoft. Chromebooks is indeed a very great idea and I can not wait to lay a hand on it. Thinking of its features and interface gives everybody a thrill; hope that they will release it very soon.

    • Christopher (admin team)

      I look forward to the launch too Pete, will it fly or will it fall?

      Google and Microsoft – well there’s a story… Some would say that Google has already passed Microsoft, others say they are too different to compare. I sit in the middle somewhere πŸ˜‰

  8. I love the idea.
    But i won’t buy a google laptop because i won’t be able to use it offline. Sure, we do most of our work online, but what if by some chance your internet goes down and you need an important document that’s not even on your laptop anymore, you need to go in the cloud to get it?

  9. I always get excited hearing that Chrome laptop will get released soon. The features and programs are indeed very unpredictable. I’ll be just keeping this excitement until I can get my own Chrome Laptop.

  10. I saw a presentation for these Chromebooks, the guy pressed the start button and in 3 second it was already able to operate. I watched the video 4-5 times to make sure i didn’t miss something.
    The disadvantage is that the OS only works online, but it’s still a great piece of technology.

  11. Christopher : Seems like a great idea to make a cloud system of laptops, however, you will need a very good Internet connection in order to have access to all your important data. Although this idea has a lot of positive sides i doubt that it will succeed.

  12. I’m really torn in two by the thought of this. I guess I’ve been chained to a machine with embedded drive for several decades and the thought of trusting all of my data to Google’s cloud services is massively scary (as you never know what they are going to do with the data!).

    These have now appeared in the UK priced at around Β£400 through Amazon – a bit steep for something which has mimimal processing power and doesn’t have a hard drive to be honest, but I guess as a back-up machine for when travelling it may be better than a smartphone…

    But then again… my Samsung Galaxy S2 has all of the functionality of a Chromebook and fits in my pocket! Aargh! my head is going to melt!

    • Christopher (admin team)

      “as you never know what they are going to do with the data” – true, but legally that can’t misuse it, as they would be found out and shut down…

      A Chromebook isn’t for everyone Dave, and at the moment, I am not sure it is for me either. In the future I am sure faster internet and more accessible internet will make them much more attractive though.

      Thanks for adding your view, welcome to the Technology Bloggers community!
      Christopher – Admin Team

    • Christopher (admin team)

      The internet is more predictable now than it used to be Joy!

      I think you are able to work offline, but you have to go back online to have stuff save and sync.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, welcome to Technology Bloggers πŸ™‚
      Christopher – Admin Team

    • Christopher (admin team)

      “But im not sure I would replace my normal everyday laptop with one of these” – Why not (your name – mind sharing it)?

      I here that you can do some limited activities offline, so it is not 100% useless.

      Thanks for the comment, welcome to the blog πŸ™‚
      Christopher – Admin Team

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