Google Launches Chromebook, Takes on Microsoft and Apple Written by Ron on May 11, 2011, 05:38PM
Google unveiled today during its annual I/O conference the first ever "Chromebook" notebooks. These notebooks will go on sale in June and will be powered by Google's Chrome operating system and will have laptops made by manufacturers such as Samsung and Acer.
As <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/05/11/google-launches-chrome-pcs-tak... target="_blank">FOXNews</a> reports, Google unveiled its Chromebook notebooks at its annual I/O conference. These new notebooks are a staple to Google's entrance in the PC market. These new Web-centric PCs are sure to be a game changer in an arena that has been dominated by Microsoft and Apple.
Google had claimed that its Chrome operating system will be a replacement to Microsoft's Windows operating system. "These are not typical notebooks. With a Chromebook you won't wait minutes for your computer to boot and browser to start. You'll be reading your email in seconds. Thanks to automatic updates the software on your Chromebook will get faster over time. At the core of each Chromebook is the Chrome web browser. The web has millions of applications and billions of users. Trying a new application or sharing it with friends is as easy as clicking a link."
You can get your hands on a Chromebook on Amazon.com and Best Buy this summer starting at $349. The $429 (Wi-Fi only) and $499 (Wi-Fi and 3G) Samsung Series 5 and $349 Acer Chromebooks will ship in June.
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