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Google “Mario” and “Andretti” Chrome OS netbooks in internal speed testing?

Google “Mario” and “Andretti” Chrome OS netbooks in internal speed testing?

Google is tipped to be "dogfooding" two own-brand Chrome OS netbooks, internally codenamed "Andretti" and "Mario", with frequent mentions of the two computer types showing up in bug reports online. The models appear to be named after IndyCar driver Mario Andretti, known for being a particularly fast driver, and would suggest that Google is prioritizing netbook performance with its first self-branded models.

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Google Chrome OS netbooks delayed, but beta software release on track?

Google Chrome OS netbooks delayed, but beta software release on track?

Google Chrome OS is unlikely to make a significant launch on physical netbook hardware before the end of 2010, missing the search giant's previously stated release window, though a beta release is still expected sometime in December 2010. CEO Eric Schmidt confirmed that Chrome OS netbooks won't be on sale for the "next few months"; however, the company also insists that it is on track for a release of some sort this year, though they are "not going into details at this point."

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Dell Inspiron Duo official: $549 from early December [Video]

Dell Inspiron Duo official: $549 from early December [Video]

Dell has come clean on the Dell Inspiron Duo convertible hybrid netbook/tablet, which will begin shipping in the first week of December 2010. The 10.1-inch tablet will kick off at $549, which gets you Intel's dual-core Atom N550 processor paired with 2GB of RAM, a 250GB hard-drive and Broadcom's Crystal HD video accelerator; the display, meanwhile, is a 1,366 x 768 capacitive touchscreen.

Video demo after the cut

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