During the Google I/0 2011 conference, there was an announcement made about the Chromebook operating system. This term basically describes all notebooks that support the Chrome operating system. The two manufacturers featured are Acer and Samsung, announced by Sundar Pichai.
The Chromebook wants to reinvent and redesign the whole PC experience while solely focusing on the web features, by bringing the perks of phones and tablets. It concentrates on improving security, portability and access. And because we know how frustrated we all get when we start-up our PC systems and wait light-years till everything is ready, the Chromebook will boot in 8 seconds.
Samsung Series 5, the first „lab rat” has a 12.1 inch display, dual core Intel Atom processor, all day battery usage and it is available in 2 colors. The version for WiFi costs $429 and the one for 3G can be bought at the price of $499. The Acer Chromebook has a 11.6 inch display, dual core Intel Atom processor, 6 hours of battery usage and its pricing starts at $349.
Both of the Chromebooks are coming out on June 15th at Amazon.com and Best Buy online (UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and soon in Netherlands too).