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Today, we’re announcing the first Chromebooks from our partners, Samsung and Acer. These are not typical notebooks. With a Chromebook you won’t wait minutes for your computer to boot and browser to start. You’ll be reading your email in seconds. Thanks to automatic updates the software on your Chromebook will get faster over time. Your apps, games, photos, music, movies and documents will be accessible wherever you are and you won't need to worry about losing your computer or forgetting to back up files. Chromebooks will last a day of use on a single charge, so you don’t need to carry a power cord everywhere. And with optional 3G, just like your phone, you’ll have the web when you need it. Chromebooks have many layers of security built in so there is no anti-virus software to buy and maintain. Even more importantly, you won't spend hours fighting your computer to set it up and keep it up to date.
At the core of each Chromebook is the Chrome web browser. The web has millions of applications and billions of users. Trying a new application or sharing it with friends is as easy as clicking a link. A world of information can be searched instantly and developers can embed and mash-up applications to create new products and services. The web is on just about every computing device made, from phones to TVs, and has the broadest reach of any platform. With HTML5 and other open standards, web applications will soon be able to do anything traditional applications can do, and more.
Chromebooks will be available online June 15 in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Spain. More countries will follow in the coming months. In the U.S., Chromebooks will be available from Amazon and Best Buy and internationally from leading retailers.
*Acer* [ shakes head ]
This year two of my clients--both firms with about 20 white collar employees--worked together to take a look at the computer equipment and operation costs.
All of this got started when we could not find a competent firm to update the servers.
this sounds like the problem.
Less than the price of a pizza per month for a computer? c'mon, that's awesome.
To me, this new Chromebook is an attempt to bridge some gaps that exist between traditional laptops and tablets (ie. iPad, Xoom). It looks like a laptop, but functions more like a tablet.
huh? really we have? nope i can't think of a time when i've been dreaming of such a computer.
Privacy is not a concern of the general populace as evidenced by the success of Android. Google is about to cash in big time.
computer that runs only the most basic of software locally with everything else run remotely and piped over the internet? I've been thinking about that for many years as I'm sure most IT people have.
web / cloud software that runs in a browser is clunky. I use a cloud app everyday thats apart of business, and it would 100% be much better if they'd just take the time to deploy client software. all the support staff says is (you can only run it on firefox) and then they wanna make sure you don't run firefox 4.0 cause in any other browser nothing functions smoothly
having local client software is not a bad thing! adcenter desktop, adwords desktop, both run better then their web based counter parts and are more powerful, just an example
i also frequently use computers OFFLINE, and would greatly enjoy being able to use hardware even though it is not connected to the internet.
huh? its not about privacy, ANDROID is NOT A CLOUD OS, you install (apps) LOCALLY and run them LOCALLY, you also store data LOCALLY.
don't confuse (internet) with [LAN]