Is Google’s Chromebook Going to Wipe out the iPad?
Google has announced the first generation of laptops running their own operating system will be available for purchase in the US on June 15.
Known as a Chromebook the new hardware and OS is optimised specifically for Internet access offering faster startup times, built-in 3G and Wi-Fi and updates pushed automatically from Google.
In contrast to the iPad, the Chromebook opts for data storage in the cloud leveraging off the already widely used Google Docs and the recently announced Google Music where you can store up to 20,000 music files online rather than on your actual device. So a lost Chromebook doesn’t mean lost data.
Additionally, Chromebooks support Adobe Flash (cue applause).
Prices are set to range from $329 to $499 with Samsung and Acer set to be the first manufacturers to make and offer the Chromebook.
Google (as usual) has produced a very cool video explaining it visually.