May 18

No Acer Chrome OS netbook at Computex

Acer LogoThis is a press release I just received from Acer. Unfortunately they won’t be launching a Chrome OS netbook at the Computex. But read it yourself:

Despite recent rumours in the press regarding the launch of Chrome OS based netbooks at Computex, Acer today confirms that it has no short-term plans for such a product. Acer believes that Google Chrome OS is without doubt an exciting product announcement and deserves full attention as well as an in-depth study of its potential from a consumer’s perspective. Acer is naturally interested in any product or service that enhances the overall experience of its products and will of course be following the development and progress of Google Chrome and the evolution of Google’s overall product strategy very closely.

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    3 Responses to “No Acer Chrome OS netbook at Computex”

    1. Garry Says:

      You would think that with the growing success of Android and the ever growing list of phones (i.e. HTC Hero, Legend, Desire, Wildfire, not to mention models from Samsung and Motorola) that people would want to be first in the pecking order to release the much anticipated Google Netbook. HTC has seen much success with it’s offerings but if companies leave it too late they may miss the bandwagon.

    2. Paul Stubbs Says:

      A bit slack, I mean all they had to do was pop the latest beta/evaluation build onto a netbook, while not perfect, it is a lot darn site closer to the real thing than nothing at all!
      I mean outwardly, there is no real difference between a netbook and a final Chrome OS ‘netbook’ it’s all in the insides, but for a show, nobody’s going to tear it down for a look inside.

    3. Pete Says:

      Just curious if you’ve got / come across an installer that’s not 64bit? I have an old G4 powerbook I’m looking to turn into a chrome book – would love some assistance if you’re able.

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