samsungchromebook Google and Samsung unveil new Chromebook

Google and Samsung have unveiled the latest Chromebook, a netbook powered by Google's Chrome operating system designed to get users immediately online.

Google and Samsung have unveiled the latest Chromebook, a netbook powered by Google's Chrome operating system designed to get users immediately online.

 
Since the device is essentially a bare bones internet-connected machine it weighs just 2.5 pounds and is just 0.8 inches thick. It has a battery life of six hours of typical use and features an 11.6-inch high-definition display.
 
As expected for the Chrome OS, it boots up in under 10 seconds and resumes instantly. Windows 8 should start up faster than previous versions, but it likely will have trouble beating Chrome purely because it can do more and therefore has more to load.
 
samsungchromebook Google and Samsung unveil new Chromebook
 
With so much on the cloud, however, and so many people living their lives effectively online, the Chromebook is a definite option. It comes with 100GB of free Google Drive space (albeit only for two years, then you have to pay). Other typical Google products like Gmail, YouTube, Maps, Search and Google+ are also available, and Google is touting it as extra secure, with no need to worry about anti-virus software.
 
The new Chromebook is available to pre-order for $249 from Amazon, Best Buy, PC World, Currys, and the Google Play store. It releases next week.