Not breaking any price barriers but certainly a very important addition to the Chromebook family is the first offering from Lenovo. It’s wearing the Thinkpad branding too! Meet the Lenovo Thinkpad X121e Chromebook
The Chromebook market is getting competitive. Or should we say that ARM and Intel-based Chromebooks are getting competitive?
When Samsung’s ARM-based Chromebook launched for $250 last month there was a huge amount of chatter. ARM had enabled a thin, 6hr Chromebook for a record price. The Acer C7 has just walked in through the door wearing Intel and a price ticket of $199. Long live the netbook!
Google have just made a Chromebook move that will not only change perceptions of the product but will probably lock Intel out of much of this market. The ARM-based Google Chromebook (official name) is cheap, just-enough and possibly just-in-time for Google too as ARM-based Window RT devices and more mature Android devices, like the Acer Transformer, develop. The Samsung Chromebook starts at just $249 (£229 in the UK) which is $100 less than the Series 5 Chromebook and $200 less than the Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook.
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With new hardware that highlights just how processor-intensive the Web is today, the Samsung Series 5 550 will launch with a brand new and hugely upgraded version of Chrome OS on June 15th.
New had leaked earlier in the year that Samsung would be using higher-end processors and there had already been previews of the multi-windows Chrome OS but it’s great to see it all come together. June 15th is the date for your Google Calendar.
It’s a sign! Using the web requires processing power and the most web-focused product on the planet, the Chromebook, is to ditch Intel Atom for the more powerful Celeron processor.
A report from Liliputing at CES shows the new 12.1″ Samsung Chromebook will come with Celeron instead of Atom.
As the Samsung 5 Series Chromebook is finally available in Europe, there is one more company joining the Chromebook game. If the rumors that the Digitimes spread recently are true, ASUS will be the first manufacturer to offer a Chromebook built around an ARM platform (as opposed to the Intel Atom powered Acer and Samsung devices), based on nVidias upcoming quadcore ARM Cortex A9-MPcore chip Tegra 3 “Kal-El”, which is said to offer a 5 times faster GPU compared to nVidias current Tegra2 Chip, which is the state of the art System on a Chip powering the first generation of Android Honeycomb Tablets.
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Now that Chromebooks are shipping already in some regions and are about to ship in others soon, it´s a good moment to have another look at what Google promised for Chromebooks in the commercial they released and showed at Google I/O back in May. Read the rest of this entry »
Here’s a report from a user that’s been testing out Chrome OS for a while now. He’s built his own Chromebook via the Hexxeh builds and has been kind enough to put some thoughts down for us. See the video below too for demos of boot-up, Angry Birds, Touchpad usage, Tweetdeck, YouTube, media playback and more. Many thanks to Lars (@faaborgs) for sending this in. You can read more from Lars at his own blog and watch more from him at his YouTube channel.
When the latest version of Chrome OS was announced back in May I figured that I should try it out. Looking around I found that Hexxeh [Link: http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/] was still compiling versions of Chrome OS every night so I grabbed the latest and went to work on installing it.
You would think that Google would give a little link love to its own Chromebooks on the launch day but no, there’s no Google search logo and not even an Adwords advert alongside a search for ‘Chromebook.’ In fact, the advertising looks rather miserable so for anyone looking to make money out of AdSense-supported Chromebook blogs right now, beware!
For the potential buyer it’s a sad story too.
Best Buy list 4 Samsung Chromebooks (3g,Wi-Fi in Silver or White) and all are ‘coming soon.’ Amazon, the other official retailer is showing one model, the Arctic White 3G model, as available with the rest as ‘pre-order.’ There is no availability for the Acer Chromia.
You’ve got a wait on your hands if you’re in the UK. Again, there’s a no-show from Acer. The Samsung Series 5 with Wi-Fi will be ‘released’ on July 1. The 3G version comes one month later.
Only the Samsung Titan Silver models are available for pre-order. Don’t expect them on your doorstep until after 24th June though. There’s no availability in any other channel in Germany.
The story isn’t much better in Italy, Spain France or the Netherlands either.
Note that some stock may have already been sold but for a launch day, its all very disappointing. We can only add one thing…