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 😉 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!
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?
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
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.