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The future is here, well around June 15th anyways.
Re-blogged from Urbergizmo
We live blogged the Google I/O keynote on Wednesday where major announcements were made, including the launch of the Google Chromebook computers manufactured by Samsung and Acer that will be available June 15 in the US for $449 (Samsung WiFi version), $499 (Samsung WiFi+3G version) and $349 (Acer).
“The future is on the web”…”in a browser”, Google says, so the search giant is bringing its dream to the market in the form of the Chromebook.
For those who did not follow the Google computer story, since the beta model codenamed CR-48 launched last year, here is the deal: the Chromebook runs the Chrome OS and users have access to data and applications only from the web via the Chrome Browser. Google claims that this new “computing model” enables a higher level of security, since users do not have to install anti-viruses, instead relying on web services and Google “multi-layers” security including sandboxing, data encryption, and verified boot, features that were in the CR-48, go to this page and this page to get a detailed overview.
Unfortunately despite my early application to get one of these awesome notebooks, I did not end up actually receiving one. However, my friend Alex was lucky enough to get his hands on… 2! (now someone tell me how that is fair). No he did not give me but he let me examine it. It’s amazingly fast and I know Google was saying the shell of the laptop is temporary but I absolutely love it. It has a soft matte coating and its ENTIRELY black.
If you’re listening Google, you can still send me one, you have my info :)