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Articles tagged with: chromebook

Virgin America Offering Chromebooks For Your Flight

Virgin America will soon make chromebooks available to its passengers at select airport gates from the first of July through September 30th. Passengers will even be able to take them on select flights. Those who do choose to take it on board, will receive free in-flight WiFi as well.

The chromebooks will initially be available for passengers who are flying from San Francisco International Airport Terminal 2, and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) or Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

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.

First Chromebook Launched In U.K., Kogan Agora

Computer manufacturer, Kogan, has just launched the first Chrome OS-powered laptop in Australia and the United Kingdom. The chromebook is dubbed the Kogan Agora and is an ultra portable laptop that runs the Chrome OS on an Intel Celeron 1.3GHz processor, with 1GB of DDR2 RAM. The RAM (memory) is expandable to four gigabytes, and the unit comes with a 30GB solid state drive.

The Kogan Agora features an 11.6″ WXGA HD LED display, featuring a decent 1366 x 768 pixel resolution.

HP Unleashes Shiny New Pavilion Notebooks

Hewlett-Packard quietly unleashed its new lineup up shiny Pavilion notebooks. The new notebooks feature Intel’s latest and greatest, Sandy Bridge processors. The new laptop is called the Pavilion G6S and features a vibrant but classy color and contains a 15.6″ (1366 by 768 resolution) and gives consumers a choice between the Core i3, Core i5, or Core i7 processors.

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.

Corsair Delivers Fast Force Series 3 SSDs

Solid-state technology is great because the drives use solid-state memory to store persistent data on the disk, allowing for much quicker access to user files. Also, rather than using a rotating disk found in traditional hard disk drives, solid-state drives do not have any such spinning disk, allowing the occasional bump on the road to not affect the drive’s data.

As you may guess, solid-state drives are a bit more useful for portable gadgets like laptops and netbooks because those are devices that actually move around and are more susceptible to drops and bumps than the desktop computer that sits by your desk all day.

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.