Google Launch “The (always) new computer” Chromebook

Google have announced the release of their new Chromebook and their latest addition to the Chrome OS family, the Chromebox.

The Chromebook has updated hardware.  We think the Samsung  5 550 looks great in the silver and now comes packing:

  • 12.1″ (1280 x 800) display
  • 3.3 lbs / 1.48 kg
  • 6 hours of continuous usage
  • Intel® Core™ processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Built-in dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Gigabit ethernet, and 3G modem (opt) 1
  • HD Camera
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • 4-in-1 memory card slot
  • DisplayPort++ Output (compatible with HDMI, DVI, VGA)
The new Chromebox is a portable desktop device which is very portable and comes with the following hardware specs:
  • Intel® Core™ processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Built-in dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Gigabit ethernet
  • 6 USB 2.0 ports
  • 2x DisplayPort++ Output (compatible with HDMI, DVI, VGA)
  • DVI single link output
  • Bluetooth 3.0™ compatible
  • Kensington™ key lock compatible
Prices for the Chromebook come in at £379 and for the Chromebox £279.
Reports coming in are positive and that performance has been improved.  We see this as a serious move by Google to start contending in the market more.  It certainly makes us think about getting one for th
Check out the latest video from Google:

And here is a great review from The Verge:


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