Ok so it’s not here right now, but if you live in the 7 selected countries you could get your very own shiny new Chromebook on the dates listed below.
- US 23rd June
- Germany 24th June
- France 24th June
- Netherlands 24th June
- Spain 22nd July
- Italy 25th July
- UK 1st July
There are two Chromebooks being released, one by Samsung and one by Acer, check out the specs below:
|OS||Chrome OS||Chrome OS|
|Display||12.1 (1280×800) 300 nit Display||11.6 HD Widescreen CineCrystalTM LED-backlit LCD|
|Weight||3.26 lbs/1.48 kg||3.19 lbs | 1.45 kg|
|Memory||2 GB RAM, 16 GB solid-state drive (SSD)||2 GB RAM, 16 GB solid-state drive (SSD)|
|Battery||8.5 hours of continuous usage*||6 hours of continuous usage*|
|Processor||Intel® AtomTM Dual-Core Processor||Intel® AtomTM Dual-Core Processor|
|Connectivity||Built in dual-band Wi-Fi and World-mode 3G (optional)||Built in dual-band Wi-Fi and World-mode 3G (optional)|
|Webcam||HD Webcam (1-megapixel)||HD Webcam|
|Audio||Built-in stereo speakers, combo headphone/microphone jack||High-Definition Audio Support|
|Peripherals||2 USB 2.0 ports, 4-in-1 memory card slot, Mini-VGA port||2 USB 2.0 ports, 4-in-1 memory card slot, HDMI port|
|Input||Full-sized Chrome keyboard, Oversized, fully clickable track pad||Full-sized Chrome keyboard, Oversized, fully clickable track pad|
*Engineering specs can change without prior notice. Battery times are estimates, depend on lots of different factors and may decline over time.
The Chromebook is Google’s newest product for those who live only on the internet. Take a look at the video below explaining how the Chromebook works.
You would think that since it’s practically a netbook (with less features) it would cost the same, or less than your average netbook… Think again! The Samsung version with 3G will set you back £399 (£349 without 3G) from PC World or Amazon.
It comes with no programs installed you can only use online apps, which may be fine for some, but what happens when you don’t have any 3G or wifi. The chromebook becomes a very fancy (and expensive) paper weight!