Lately the news in the PC market has been revolving around the coming of Windows 8. But some others have thought a bit more.
Google and Samsung has come up with a low price laptop just in the same time as Microsoft and Apple prepare the release of their latest devices. The light-weight low cost laptop was unveiled on Thursday and will sell for US $ 249 as per reports.
The past months showed up a sequence of Apple, Samsung, Google wars and now Samsung and Google has teamed up. The Chromebook, similar to the previous ones have no hard drive. It functions as a terminal dependent on an Internet connection to get to information and applications stored in large Data Centres run by Google Inc. or other technology providers. The device will run on an OS revolving around Google’s Chrome browser. The low price device will be on sale from next week in more than 500 stores and will be available in several websites.
The much awaited Windows 8 and the coming of a newer version of iPad is on the release line when Google-Samsung duo has come with this much cheaper device. The laptops will be set to automatically use all of Google’s services including its search engine, Gmail, Youtube etc. As there is no hard drive , Google is offering cloud storage of 100 GB at 8 of its Data centres free for 2 years.
Despite all the “Oh my!, look at the time of release!!”, and
“Oh! Samsung+Google = low price laptop!”, I seriously wonder, “What is the point of all this?”
“What exactly does it mean to a layman?”
“A laptop without a hard drive!, I might not have so much of use with it.”
- 11.6’’ screen
- Less than 0.8 inches / 2.5 pounds
- 6.5 hours of battery (Varies based on usage)
- Boots up in less than 10 seconds
- 100 GB of Google Drive free for 2 years
- Built-in dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- VGA Camera
- 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0
- HDMI Port
- Bluetooth 3.0™ Compatible
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