On the second day of Google I/O, two new Chromebooks were revealed during the keynote. Google is promoting its Chromebooks as the ideal notebook computer for people who want to use the cloud to manage their every day lives. As Google says, one of the Chromebook’s greatest assets is that it’s just the web. Google has teamed with Samsung, Acer, Verizon and Intel to create the Chromebooks.
The first Chromebook is being made by Samsung. It has an eight hour battery, 12.1-inch display and boots up in less than 10 seconds. It will be available on June 15 from Best Buy and Amazon in the United States. The Wi-Fi version will be $429 and the 3G version will be $499. The Samsung and Acer Chromebooks will also be available on June 15 in France, Spain, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands.
Chromebooks don’t have any startup programs or a desktop, so everything is ready very quickly. Chromebooks also update automatically and won’t fall victim to viruses. In the promotional video, Google seems to take jabs at Microsoft’s Windows operating system.
The second Chromebook is made by Acer. It has a 11.6-inch display and a battery life of 6.5 hours. It will sell for $349 “and up.”
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