Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Google Announces The New Chromebook Today

Google's New "Chromebook" June 15th at Amazon And Best Buy

Google announced today the introduction of the Google Chromebook, a notebook sized computer that will be available July 15 through Amazon and Best Buy. Two manufacturers are supplying the new computers, Samsung and Acer.

(video: promotional video from Google)

Google had placed a prototype, the Chrome Cr-48, in the hands of tens of thousands of people in the U.S. for testing last December, promising a commercial version by this summer.

According to Google, "the Chromebook is a mobile device designed specifically for people who live on the web. With a comfortable full-sized keyboard, large display and clickable trackpad, all-day battery life, light weight, and built-in ability to connect to Wi-Fi and mobile broadband networks, Chromebooks are ideal for anytime, anywhere access to the web.

"They provide a faster, safer, more secure online experience for people who live on the web, without all the time-consuming, often confusing, high level of maintenance required by typical computers."

Google also introduced a web-based version of the very popular game "Angry Birds" with the announcement of the Chromebook noting recent speed increases in rendering graphics of the Chrome browser. The game can be played online at 

The computers will also be available for students and educational institutions for $20 per month, and for businesses at $28 monthly. A live webinar on Chromebooks for Business and Education will be on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 12 Noon Eastern Time. Register here.

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