Google launches new Chromebook
19 Oct 2012|
Google has unveiled the latest edition of its Chromebook, describing it as a computer "for everyone".
The new laptop has been made with Samsung and its portable, lightweight design will likely see people considering it alongside tablets.
Its software is based on Google's Chrome web browser and the machine is set up to automatically use Google services such as Gmail, Google Docs and YouTube, ensuring everything from video to spreadsheets is covered.
The Chromebook also stores its information on Google servers rather than on a hard drive, and with it running its programmes and applications from the cloud there's no need for programmes to be downloaded to the machine.
Boasting six hours of battery life and weighing in at just 1134g, the 2.03cm thick Chromebook is likely to appeal to those looking to browse the web while on the go. Google says it can be up and running in less than 10 seconds.
It also offers 100GB of free storage on Google's online Drive service.
Sundar Pichai, Google's senior vice president of Chrome and apps, called the new Chromebook "a big step in the journey for us".
He went on: "Many people use the Chromebook today as the perfect additional computer for their home."
The Chromebook is available to order now at Currys and PC World.
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