Chromebooks: Google Introduces a New Kind of Computer

by Gustavo on May 13, 2011 · 3 comments · Laptop

After many rumors, Google finally announced the Chrome OS and not only that, they also presented the new notebooks manufactured by Samsung. Google described it as a “new kind of computer.”

Focused entirely on the Internet, computing in the cloud, Google put attention to the more than 160 million users of the Chrome Internet browser. Google wants to give them a completely different notebook, fast and accessible from anywhere, with just a 3G connection to the Internet.

ChromeBooks: Google New Kind of Computer
The Chromebooks are built and optimized for the web. It proposes a faster experience, easier and safer without all the headaches of “common” computers.

The computer will not have anything installed locally, everything will be done with applications in the cloud, from the Chrome browser and it won’t consume many of the hardware resources. As a result the Chromebooks will be quick and efficient.

Thanks to the efficiency, Google wants corporate users begin using Chromebooks, especially those companies that already use Google Apps services. Because these notebooks are going to be cheaper and safer, they will save on equipment and technical support specialists.

Google believes that the key to success is in the HTML5, because with it in the future, it’s going to be possible to make applications that will do anything like traditional applications that are currently equipped on all the “common” PC’s that have Windows, Mac or Linux.

The first Chromebooks are going to be available for sale on June 15 in the U.S., UK, France, Germany, Holland, Italy and Spain and will be initially manufactured by Samsung and Acer.

List Price: $429.99 USD

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Toni from ChromeBookBox May 21, 2011 at 6:13 am

My bad thing about chromebooks is need to always-on to connected internet
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Jes from Computer Repair Ventura May 25, 2011 at 11:14 am

I have yet to try out these Chormebooks, however, it makes a lot of sense to me. It’s just like all the other technology now a days. You are the one who chooses what programs you want through getting apps. The purpose of this type of laptop is to make internet accessible anywhere. My friend just got his, so I’ll be testing it out soon. Thanks for all the information in the meantime.


Marvin Jacob from Acer Drivers July 2, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Another bold step from google!
Thanks to its 3G connection that even without wifi, I can still have internet access.. this was my first false impression about it – only wifi.
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