There will eventually be a number of companies to produce Chromebooks, but the first two to announce appropriate machines are Acer Group and Samsung Electronics.
“These are not typical notebooks. With a Chromebook you won’t wait minutes for your computer to boot and browser to start. You’ll be reading your email in seconds. Thanks to automatic updates the software on your Chromebook will get faster over time. Your apps, games, photos, music, movies and documents will be accessible wherever you are and you won't need to worry about losing your computer or forgetting to back up files,” a description of Chromebook by Google reads.
Acer Chromebook is equipped with 11.6” screen with 1280*800 resolution, is based on dual-core Intel Atom microprocessor, features 16GB of solid-state storage, Wi-Fi, optional 3G, USB, HDMI, HD webcam with noise cancelling microphone, 4-in-1 memory card slot and so on. The laptop weighs 1.34 kilograms and has 6 hours battery life.
Samsung Chromebook features 12.1” screen with 1280*800 resolution, is powered by dual-core Intel Atom (N550/1.50GHz) central processing units (CPUs), sports 16GB of solid-state storage, Wi-Fi, 3G, USB, HD webcam with noise cancelling microphone, 4-in-1 memory card slot and so on. The device weighs 1.48 kilograms and has 8.5 hours battery life.
Chromebooks will be available online June 15 in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Spain. More countries will follow in the coming months. Chromebooks will cost from $350 to $500, according to a number of reports.