Google launches Chromebooks from Acer, Samsung

Like Android, I am sure you will have some affinity with Chrome as well, so some Chrome OS action for you today. Google has finally announced the first netbooks based on Chrome OS from Samsung and Acer.

These so-called Chromebooks will be available online starting June 15 in U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Spain. Don’t live in these countries, don’t worry, Google has said the launch will follow soon in other countries too.

The Samsung Chromebook will cost USD 429 for the Wi-Fi only version and USD 499 for the 3G version. Acer’s Wi-Fi only Chromebook will cost USD 349.

So, this was for normal consumers, Google is also releasing these for Education and Enterprise markets as well. More about these versions here.

Samsung Chromebook Specs:

  • 12.1″ (1280×800) 300 nit Display
  • 3.26 lbs / 1.48 kg
  • 8.5 hours of continuous usage 1
  • Intel® AtomTM 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

Acer Chromebook Specs:

  • 11.6″ HD Widescreen CineCrystalTM LED-backlit LCD
  • 2.95 lbs. | 1.34 kg.
  • 6 hours of continuous usage 1
  • 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

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