First look at Chrome OS
Google's all-web computers are set to launch in June
By Jon Brodkin | Network World US | Published: 15:00, 13 May 11
Samsung and Acer will release the first Chrome OS laptops on June 15, turning Google's browser into a full-fledged operating system. Think of it as a computer that starts up instantly and does almost nothing but browse the web, with just enough offline access and file management to tide you through a plane ride. Here is a first look at Google's Chrome OS.
The Samsung "Chromebook" will have a 12.1 inch screen, start up in less than 10 seconds, resume instantly from sleep mode and provide up to 8.5 hours of battery life. An Intel Atom dual-core processor, HD webcam, digital microphone, track pad, two USB ports, and support for SD cards round out the main features. A similar laptop from Acer will offer a smaller screen, and only 6.5 hours of battery life.