With the same name as what has now climbed to #1 browser, Google released its own Chrome OS a few years ago. The operating system was marketed for its speed, web/cloud integration and streamlined usability – which are still the main focuses for the new Chromebooks and the “Chromebox” they have released with Samsung.
Here’s an ad for the new Chromebook:
The Chromebox is looking pretty sleek – if a little reminiscient of the Mac Mini – and it starts at US$329 with the following 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
And the Chromebook comes in three different models: The Acer AC700, starting at $299; the Samsung Series 5, starting at $349 and; the Samsung Series 5 550, starting at $449.
What do you guys think? Is Google ready to invade the computer hardware world and begin their complete domination? Or will this struggle to get its foot in the door like Google+ has?
[Via The Next Web]