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Those users who want to get their hands on a notebook running Google's Chrome Operating System but who were put off by the $429 (WiFi-only) and $499 (WiFi+3G radio) price tags of Samsung's Series 5 Chromebooks will soon have a choice: the Acer AC700 Chromebook is wending its way through the Amazon.com sales pipeline and should be ready to ship July 11. Acer has high hopes for this $349.99 notebook, which is WiFi-only. Acer said it would produce a WiFi+3G version later this year. Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) introduced the Acer AC700 and the Series 5 Chromebook May 11 at the Google I/O developer event in San Francisco. Chrome OS is the supporting platform for Web applications such as Google Docs, Gmail and Chrome-specific versions of games such as Angry Birds, all of which run on the Chrome Web browser. Chromebooks such as the AC700 and Series 5 boot within 10 seconds and use a verified boot process, sandboxing for applications and data encryption to secure user data.
Google gets another tablet to run its Chrome OS. In fact, The Acer AC700 is the second laptop designed to run Google’s Chrome OS. The slate is a little late in hitting the shelves, as it was initially scheduled for a June launch, along with the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook. The Acer Chromebook is cheaper than Samsung’s model, but features similar specs. The slate packs 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N570 dual core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB solid state disks just like in Samsung models.
Google's Chrome OS came close to being labeled vaporeware after its highly publicized initial announcement, at least by some. But at Google, there was never any doubt about its future. Just as they have done with the Chrome Web browser, Google has poured tons of resources into Chrome OS .
Surfant sur la dématérialisation, le Chromebook entend révolutionner le marché de l'informatique en proposant une offre 100% Cloud. Le concept d'héberger ses données et ses applications sur Internet est séduisant, mais beaucoup pointent du doigt les problèmes liés à l'absence de fonctions hors-ligne. Le Chromebook est-il l'ordinateur du futur ? Nous avons testé l'appareil pendant quelques jours pour essayer de répondre à cette question. Rappelons tout d'abord les intérêts du Cloud, sur lequel est entièrement basé le Chromebook.
Last year, Google made limited quantities of the CR-48, a gorgeous, sleek, prototype black laptop that it sent to journalists and bloggers, seeking feedback. Its hope was that, eventually, real laptop companies would manufacture Chromebooks. Tomorrow, the first one goes on sale: the Samsung Series 5 ($500 with cellular, $430 Wi-Fi only).
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It took Google right around a full year, but this week, a dream was realized. Google made some pretty big promises last year when talking about a new operating system: Chrome OS. It takes a lot of nerve to willingly tackle both Apple and Microsoft in the OS realm, but Google is definitely big enough to take a swing. After announcing that Chrome OS would at first be limited to specific notebook hardware and would rely heavily on the cloud and remote access, the company didn't say much. A year passed, and we still knew about as much on Chrome OS as we did on the first day.