Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Chromebooks by Acer and Samsung

Google announced today the first Chromebooks by Samsung and Acer. According to Google these new devices aren't exactly your typical notebook. They are devices to browse the web, with a notebook form factor...hm... but not a notebook.

Chromebooks will be able boot up in just 8 seconds. And you will be instantly on the web. You won't be storing any data locally but rather in the cloud and it will be accessible every where you go. Even if you destroy your notebook! Um sorry. Your Chromebook.

More interesting is the claim that it will be secure without the need of Antivirus or any type of security software. The OS has been designed from the ground up with security in mind. Will see...

Chromebooks will be available online June 15 in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Spain with more countries following in the coming months.



Some Specs:
The Samsung Chromebook















  • 12.1" 1280x800 Display
  • 3.26 lbps | 1.48kg
  • 8.5 hours of continuous usage.
  • Intel Atom Dual Core
  • WiFi & 3G(optional)
  • HD Webcam
  • 2 USB 2.0 Ports
  • 4-in-1 Card reader
  • Mini VGA port
  • Fullsize keyboard
  • Oversized fully clickable trackpad

The Acer Chromebook












  • 11.6" Widescreen CineCrystal LED-Backlit LCD
  • 2.95 lbs. | 1.34kg
  • 6 hours of continuous usage.
  • Intel Atom Dual Core
  • WiFi & 3G(optional)
  • HD Webcam
  • HD Audio
  • 2 USB 2.0 Ports
  • 4-in-1 Card reader
  • HDMI port
  • Fullsize keyboard
  • Oversized fully clickable trackpad

Both product specs are similar to a standard netbook but with a vital component missing. An internal hard drive. I don't know if the specs aren't finalized yet but what would you do with hard drive since saving stuff will be done over the net?