Google, Samsung unveil new Chromebook

2012-05-30 08:24

San Francisco - Google is trying to win more converts to a computer operating system revolving around its popular Chrome web browser with new lightweight laptops built by Samsung Electronics.

Tuesday's release of the next-generation Chromebooks will give Google and Samsung another opportunity to persuade consumers and businesses to buy an unconventional computer instead of machines running familiar software by industry pioneers Microsoft and Apple.

The upgraded laptops have high-definition video and run even faster than the original line of Chromebooks introduced a year ago.

The price: $449 for models that only connect to the internet through Wi-Fi and $549 for a machine that connects on a 3G network. They go on sale online in the US on Tuesday followed by a Wednesday release in the UK.

Here's a YouTube video from Google on the Chromebook:

  • leslie.timm - 2012-05-30 09:13

    I WANT!!

  • tonyzr2tx - 2012-05-30 09:18

    Need to drop the price?

  • dyl.brits - 2012-05-30 09:37

    Load of junk. But isnt this the same reason why Microsoft went to competition court when it added IE (puke) as standard with Windows..You cannt bundle a set browser with the software/hardware cause it hinders competition. Im all for Chrome, but not if its forced on a consumer.

      Stirrer - 2012-05-30 10:07

      The whole OS is built upon Chrome. I assume the consumer knows this, so it will not be "forced" on them. If you don't like it, don't buy it. Simple.

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