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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Acer and Samsung, the first companies to release Chromebooks

Google made the announcement of an agreement with Acer and Samsung to market Chromebooks laptops with Chrome as the operating system, to be released in mid-June with prices ranging the 349 dollars. The most distinctive feature of Chromebooks is that neither the user data nor the applications and multimedia content are stored in the laptops, but on remote servers, aka the Cloud.

Google has explained that the Chrome OS is designed for people who want to be constantly and instantly connected, with a long battery life, built-in security and access to all data wherever they are.

The Samsung Series 5, will include a 12.1 screen, high definition webcam, 2.0 USB ports, 4 in 1 memory card reader, a touch panel, an 8 hours of constant use battery and it will be released in two different colors. It will also be available in 2 versions, one with WiFi connectivity only and another with 3G connectivity as well.

The Acer Chromebook will come with a 11.6 inches high definition CineCrystal LED-backlit screen, an 8 hours battery life, fully interactive touch panel, WIFI and, like the Samsung model, 3G connectivity will be optional.

Both, Acer and Samsung Chromebooks will feature a dual core processor, cloud services connectivity and offline capabilities. The annual subscriptions for schools and students will cost 20 dollars monthly while business customers will pay $28.

Google along with Samsung are developing a desktop hardware version called Chromebox, for those who prefer these types of computers which will have similar characteristics to Chromebooks.

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