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SlashGear 101: Google Chromebook

SlashGear 101: Google Chromebook

Google I/O 2011 day two was all about the Chromebook, the search giant's play for the notebook market. With Acer and Samsung on hand with the first of the hardware, the Chromebook is the market culmination of the Google Chrome OS project publicly announced back in 2009. So, will subscription-based notebooks float us all away from Windows and OS X and into the cloud? Read on for the full SlashGear 101 rundown.

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Free Chromebook for all 5,000 Google I/O Attendees

Free Chromebook for all 5,000 Google I/O Attendees

As Sundar Pichai explained that Google hoped the entirety of the crowd listening to the second big keynote speech of Google I/O 2011 would help spread the word about Chrome OS, he turned to his podium to pull out no less than a brand-spanking-new Chromebook, explaining that all 5,000 attendees of the conference would be given one for free. Of course they'd not be given one until the device is ready to be placed in their hands, this handout happening further into the summer than yesterday's Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 giveaway.

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Google I/O Day 2 Keynote Recap

Google I/O Day 2 Keynote Recap

The content below was written by John Scheible, who will be writing for us starting now. Vincent Nguyen, never one to miss an opportunity, met him in line for the Google I/O Day 2 Keynote. He is an engineering student at the University of Michigan, an Android developer, and has been following Android and learning about/developing for the platform for a year now. We at SlashGear welcome him to our team. Without further ado, John's first post, recapping the Day 2 Keynote...

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Chromebook For Business, Education Gets Price And Date

Chromebook For Business, Education Gets Price And Date

Google has just announced Chromebooks for consumers earlier, but they will also be offering special software and hardware as a service packages for businesses, schools, and government institutions. The pricing and capabilities for these Chromebooks and potential "Chromebox" will likely have Microsoft trembling in their trousers.

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Google Chrome OS “Chromebook” Detailed

Google Chrome OS “Chromebook” Detailed

Google has just changed the PC experience. PCs have some major downsides, they take a long time to boot up, you have to constantly be managing updates (I don't know how many times I have had to update Java, RealPlayer, etc.), and you have to make sure you have anti-virus up to date as well. Google has said they are rethinking the entire PC experience, and the result of that is the Chromebook. The key to the Chromebook is "nothing but the web". [Update: Acer and Samsung will provide the hardware]

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Acer Chromebook Announced

Acer Chromebook Announced

At the second Google I/O keynote a duo of Chromebooks were announced. First there was a Samsung Series 5 Chromebook that had two colors and a 3G as well as wifi version, then there's this one: the Acer Chromebook. The devices were detailed just a bit at this event, and we don't have a specific name for the Acer yet. A 12.1 inch display, dual core Intel Atom processor, all-day battery life, 8 second boot, and available for $349 and up. Sound sort of neat? Sounds totally neat. We have all the specs for you after the cut.

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Samsung Chromebook Announced

Samsung Chromebook Announced

At Google I/O 2011 during the second keynote of the event, a new "Chromebook" was announced. Chromebook is a new term announced at this same keynote which covers all Chrome OS specific notebooks. This first Chromebook is the Samsung Series 5. This device has a 12.1 inch display,dual core Intel Atom processor, all-day battery usage, 8 second boot, wifi and 3G option, available in 2 colors. Sundar Pichai announced this and an ACER Chromebook together. Samsung has two versions, WiFi for $429 and $499 for 3G. This book will be available June 15th at Amazon.com and Best Buy online. It'll be available in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands soon as well.

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