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Articles tagged with: chrome OS

Asus Set To Launch Chromebook In Coming Months

It looks like Asus has some new tricks up its sleeve. The electronics company is apparently working on another ARM-powered laptop with a 13″ screen. The awesome new device is set to launch by the end of this year and will run the Google Chrome operating system.

To power it, will be a Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor and is expected to cost under $300, making it an affordable little toy to play with for the Christmas holiday, and cheap enough to justify buying yourself a Christmas gift.

Chrome OS R12 Just Released

Google has just released an updated version of Chrome OS beta. Chrome OS Revision 12 will most likely be the version sent out with the very first chromebooks from both Acer and Samsung. Some existing bugs include issues with 3G activation, the chat window, and the Angry Birds game. The 12th revision isn’t all bad though as it fixes many security issues with a revamped Adobe Flash, integrated file browser, improvements for video chat, trackpad sensitivity, and wireless connections.

Next Generation Atom Netbooks

The Atom N2600 hitting computers nationwide will be clocked at 1.6GHz and use only 3.5 watts of power. The new chip will come with an integrated graphics chipset of GMA 5600 graphics clocked at 400MHz. The RAM will be limited to 2GB of DDR3-800 and support netbook screen sizes between 7-10.2 inches, 4-6 batteries, 32GB SSDs up to 250GB HDDs, and will be priced no more than $329.

Future netbooks with the upgraded Atom N2800 will clock in at 1.86GHz, use 6.5 watts of power, have a GMA 5650 integrated graphics chipset clocked at 640MHz and support up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM, clocked at 1066MHz. The latter cpu will support netbook and laptop screens as large as 12.1-inches with prices greater than $329.

Opinion: Chromebooks Will Fail

According to a posting from Macworld, Chrome notebooks are due to fail. Before you think, ugh, this is a posting from MacWorld, it was originally written by Tony Bradley from PCWorld. Whether Bradley is an Apple informant or undercover spy, it is interesting to read the three reasons he notes for chromebook’s doomsday. Bradley notes the importance of the Internet and how much we rely on the Internet for everyday computing.

Chrome OS; Superior To Windows 7?

Google co-founder Sergey Brin made some interesting points at the Google I/O conference. Brin states some reasons on why he and co-founder Larry Page decided to create an operating system. Brin claims that Windows is “too much of a hassle to use” and maintain, offering the company’s new Chrome operating system as a solution to consumers’ problems. Although Brin noted that Windows 7 has got some great security features, he believes that the complexity of maintaining a computer tortures its users.

Angry Birds Hits Chrome Web Store

Peter Vesterbacka spoke at the keynote address at Google I/O and announced a desktop browser version of Angry Birds for Google Chrome, now available through the Chrome Web Store. The WebGL-supported game is compatible with any WebGL browsers, like Chrome and Firefox 4. However, when the game is played in Chrome, it opens Chrome-specific elements like Chrome blocks and Chrome bombs.

The new version also opens the Mighty Eagle which was originally only available in iOS versions. Gamers can expect to get over 60 frames per second using WebGL and the game can be played offline if you happen to be on the road and away from an Internet connection.

Full Scoop On Acer + Samsung Chrome Notebooks

Google and Acer have come forth with full specs, pricing, and a release date for the two popular Chrome notebooks. We covered the story just last week when we heard news about the leak and are happy to finally offer you real photos this time. Both models will go on sale on June 15th through Amazon and Best Buy. Similarly, both notebooks boast an eight second boot-time since they both boot to a browser from a solid-state drive.

Samsung’s Dual-Core Atom W/Chrome OS- LEAKED!

After hearing about Acer’s Chrome netbook in the works, it seems like Samsung will be amongst the first manufacturers to build a Chrome netbook. The details arrived late Wednesday night on a code page for Chromium OS. The netbook is currently codenamed Alex and will carry the same 1280 x 800 screen resolution as the Cr-48, but with more power! The device will feature a dual-core 1.5GHz Atom N550, 2GB of memory and a SanDisk P4 mini-Solid-State Drive.

The New Sony Vaio With Google Chrome OS

Sony is working on a hybrid (two component) laptop that will feature Intel Thunderbolt technology (previously named “Light Peak”). Thunderbolt is the same interface that MacBook Pros currently use.

The device comes equipped with an Intel Wireless Display, Solid State Drive, Intel i7 processor, HDMI ouput with 3D support, and a battery life of up to 16.5 hours. Sony claims the laptop will weigh around…