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Samsung Series 3 ChromeBox Desktop hands-on

Samsung Series 3 ChromeBox Desktop hands-on

Google's OS version of the Chrome browser hasn't been seeing a lot of action lately, but Samsung seems to have rekindled its interest here at CES. As one of the original hardware partners for the Chromebooks, Samsung knows what it's doing when it comes to the low-power, high-connectivity hardware. We took a look at the new Samsung Series 3 ChromeBox at their booth, with impressions below.

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HTC Chromebook in pipeline tip sources

HTC Chromebook in pipeline tip sources

HTC is reportedly considering producing a Chromebook using Google's Chrome OS, despite underwhelming sales of Acer and Samsung hardware using the cloud-centric platform. The new HTC - billed as an "internet-access device" - would differ in that the company is apparently looking to "combine the advantages" of Android and Chrome OS, according to DigiTimes' supply chain sources, though it's unclear if that means a dual-boot arrangement or something else.

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Acer Chromebook AC700 now available to purchase on Amazon

Acer Chromebook AC700 now available to purchase on Amazon

Acer's AC700 Chromebook was announced back in May and went on pre-order a while later. The little netbook was among the first of the Chromebooks to be announced and sounds more than a little interesting. The machine has the typical netbook features that you expect to find in the category today and has a price that is very similar to most netbooks. The machine is called the Acer AC700-1099 Chromebook.

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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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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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Google Chrome OS “Student package” notebook for $20 tipped imminent

Google Chrome OS “Student package” notebook for $20 tipped imminent

Google IO day two doesn't kick off for another nine hours or so, but it seems the search giant may not have revealed all its secrets in the jam-packed first day. According to a Forbes report quoting an unnamed senior Google exec, the company is readying a Chrome OS based notebook launch which will be positioned as a "student package", offering both hardware and cloud services for $20 per month.

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