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Microsoft Hardware and Software Event May 2nd NY

Microsoft are holding a special hardware and software event in NY today, May 2nd at 9:30AM ET / 6:30AM PT.

Microsoft fan Tom Warren reports on what we can expect from this event in his latest Verge post:

Microsoft’s Chromebook event: what to expect

Tom expects to see:

  • A new version of Windows 10 to compete with Chrome OS
  • Microsofts own answer to Chromebook
  • A focus on Education
  • A view into the future of Microsoft Office

Make sure you check out Tom’s article for full information on his predictions.

We are excited to see what Microsoft has to introduce to us and you never know, they may have further surprises up their sleeve!


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:

Samsung introduce “The World’s First Samsung Chromebook”

Samsung introduce “The World’s First Samsung Chromebook”, the Samsung Chromebook Series 5.

But has this “NetBook” come along a bit too late with the recent rise of the tablet?  Having said this we must not forget that Chromium OS encourages you to live in the Cloud, making use of all Google’s amazing products.

As a side note, we are also still liking the MacBook style naming of Chromebook’s.

Google explains how a Chrome OS Notebook can save you

Google Logo - Ongoing IssuesGoogle have created the following fun video showing you how an inexpensive Google Chrome Notebook can save you from loosing everything as all documents, pictures etc are stored in the cloud.

Google Chrome Event December 7th

Google has sent out a series of invites for a Chrome event they will be holding on December 7th.  No details about the event have been released so far, but the rumour is that they will be unveiling a Google branded, Chrome OS netbook that will apparently be limited to around 65,000 units.  I guess we will just have to wait and see.

Google Invite Chrome December 7th - Ongoing Issues Pic