Google Chromebook laptop to launch on 15th June
Yesterday, Google were planning to make lightbulbs and dishwashers. Today, they’re gearing up to launch a… get this… a computer!
Available from June 15th, it’ll be called the Chromebook, it’ll run on Google’s own Chrome operating system and it’ll be made by Samsung and Acer and available online only from Amazon and Dixons.
Google’s Chrome OS is based on the Chrome web browser and they claim that it is designed to get people to use web-based applications more – Google top dog Sergey Brin says it’s “a new model of computing”
Samsung’s laptop (the Series 5, pictured) has an Intel N570 1.66Ghz Dual Core processor, 16GB of storage and a 12.1-inch screen. Battery life is 8.5 hours. The Acer version will have similar specs but with a slightly smaller screen.
The only price quoted by Google so far is $349, which works out at about £215, although an actual UK RRP is yet to be announced.