Google’s Chrome OS netbook specs revealed

Dec 28, 2009
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Google’s Chrome OS netbook specs revealed

Back when a Google-branded Chrome OS netbook was tipped for late 2010, we were still in the dark regarding potential specifications for the web-centric ultraportable.  Now IBTimes is claiming to have the official spec sheet, and as speculated there's both an ARM-based CPU and NVIDIA's Tegra chipset among the components.  There's also a 10.1-inch display with multitouch-capable touchscreen mentioned, able to display HD - likely 720p - video, together with a 64GB SSD and 2GB of RAM.

Connectivity is believed to include WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G, together with ethernet, audio in/out and a multiformat memory card reader, and there's a webcam too.

A sub-$300 price tag is tipped, thanks to both Google and carrier subsidies, and the search giant are expected to preload their usual batch of applications including Google Maps, Google Voice and Google Docs.  The only unusual element is the relatively large amount of local storage; Google have previously said that cloud storage will be primarily used.

[via Gizmodo]


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