Nothin’ but net: Google Chromebook Now Available!

June 16, 2011

in Technology

Google has officially released the “Chromebook” web/cloud-based PC on both Amazon and Best Buy today.

Google’s description of the product:

Chromebooks are built and optimized 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.

Prices range from $349.99 USD to $499.99 USD and come in either black or white manufactured by either Acer or Samsung.

Samsung Series 5 Chromebook with 3G Capabilities

The top model offering from Samsung/Google also available in white.

Just like the Apple iPad, the more expensive ones work off 3G/Wi-Fi with the cheaper ones needing a Wi-Fi connection to operate. Google are boasting that the system boots in 8 seconds and has an “all-day” battery life and allows you to do anything that the Chrome web browser allows you to do now. That means a rich internet experience with full Adobe Flash and HTML 5 support! For a more comprehensive list of features, see this page.

I myself are keen on grabbing one but I may wait for the price to drop.

What are your thoughts on owning a PC that does nothing but net?

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Dave October 22, 2011 at 10:45 am

Good Post Forz!!

I don’t believe they are available in Australia yet -unless you have a friend in the states that can ship a Wi-Fi version.

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Matthew November 2, 2011 at 10:20 am

Australia only recently got access to the Kindle when they were released for years so it doesn’t surprise me there. As far as I know, there is still no official release date for the Chromebook in AUS other than “Australia can expect them in the latter part of 2011”. With only 2 months left of the year, I wouldn’t be holding your breath!

However, there are a few retailers not selling Chromebooks as such, but Netbooks with the “Chromium” OS installed. Check out Kogan for example.

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