Google pleased us today with news about its Chrome laptop. So, not to prolongue the suspense, it’s called Chromebook, it will be released on June 15 and it is made by, surprise!, both Acer and Samsung!
I guess Google had difficulty in deciding and kept them both, after months of rumours saying that only one of the two companies would be the lucky one.
I know you’re curious about the specs so, let’s begin with Acer because it is lighter (1.34 kg/2.95 pounds) and comes with a smaller 11.6 inch display. It will have an Intel Atom Dual-Core processor, built in dual-band Wi-Fi (the 3G is optional), 2 USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI port and a HD Webcam, plus 4-in-1 memory card slot, full-size keyboard and an oversized, fully clickable trackpad.. According to Cnet, Acer is also cheaper. The price: $349.
In comparison, Samsung’s version of the Chromebook will be sold for the price of $429, the Wi-Fi version, or for $499, the 3G model. Samsung’s laptop weighs 3.26 pounds (1.48kg) and comes with an 12.1 inch display, but it doesn’t have a HDMI port. The rest of the specs are the same.
When it comes to Chromebook features, all of them are Web-based. The OS, the security options, the programs! You will never have to worry about anything. ”Your apps, games, photos, music, movies and documents will be accessible wherever you are and you won’t need to worry about losing your computer or forgetting to back up files,” reads a statement on the Official Google Blog.
That is conforting and scary in the same time. There were rumours that mentioned a $20 plan for students. They were somehow confirmed. Google also launched Chromebook for Business and Education. Students and businesses could have monthly subscriptions to use the laptops for $20 and $28, respectively.
Now everybody can breathe in and relax. We finally know the details and there’s not much to wait. Release date is June 15, both Samsung and the Acer version will be available on Amazon and Best Buy.
Source: USA Today