Thursday, December 9, 2010

Google Chrome Notebook Coming in 2011 (Video) *Acer & Samsung will be first manufacturers*


The Cr-48 Google Chrome notebook is the pilot device. Acer & Samsung will produce the first retail notebooks in mid-2011.

Google Chrome Notebook Coming in 2011

Google unveiled the Cr-48 Chrome notebook at the Chrome Event on December 7. However, this is a pilot device and the first retail Chrome notebooks will be manufactured by Acer and Samsung and available in mid-2011. Originally Google stated the notebooks would be available in 2010 and speculation was the launch would be in time for Christmas 2010. However, Google states, "We’re not done yet, but Chrome OS is at the stage where we need feedback from real users." Hence a pilot program has already started. "The data from our test pilots is key to building something wonderful."

Google is describing the Chrome Operating System as "Nothing but the web" and "Chrome notebooks are built and optimized for the web, where you already spend most of your computing time. So you get a faster, simpler and more secure experience without all the headaches of ordinary computers. Welcome to Chrome OS." Google goes on to say "Experience Waitlessness: Waitlessness means never having to wait for the the web." The notebook turns on instantly because all the applications are on the internet, that is, the notebook connects to the internet, you log on, and your applications are available for use online. Google Chrome notebook features are:
* Instant Web Chrome notebooks boot in about 10 seconds and resume from sleep instantly. Your favorite websites load quickly and run smoothly, with full support for the latest web standards and Adobe Flash.
* Same Experience Everywhere All your apps, documents, and settings are stored safely in the cloud. So even if you lose your computer, you can just log into another Chrome notebook and get right back to work.
* Always Connected Integrated Wi-Fi for home and work, and 3G for all the places in between. 100MB of free 3G data every month* on the Verizon Wireless network. Affordable data plans with no commitment required.
* Security Built In Going online doesn't have to be scary. Chrome notebooks use advanced technology to help prevent malware and viruses from accessing your data. And you never have to lift a finger.
* Forever Fresh The web evolves rapidly. Your Chrome notebook evolves with it. Every time you turn it on, it upgrades itself with the latest features and fixes. Annoying update prompts not included.
* Amazing Web Apps Every Chrome notebook runs millions of web apps, from games to spreadsheets to photo editors. Try the latest apps from the Chrome Web Store or just type URLs into the address bar - no CDs required.
(Google) "Using a Chrome Notebook" Learn more at

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