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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MSI dual-screen netbook with Chrome OS

MSI logoThe MSI dual-screen netbook announced at the CES will most likely be shipped with Windows 7 or Chrome OS depending on customer preference. This was confirmed by the company in an interview with LaptopMag. The device features a standard 10-inch TFT screen and a touchscreen that gives haptic feedback instead of a keyboard. There is, however, no information about other technical specifications as well as a price range.

Interview with Chrome OS engineer Matthew Papakipos

Matthew PapakiposLast year in November, Jon Stokes and Ryan Paul had engineering director Matthew Papakipos and Google PR Eitan Bencuya in an interview about Chrome OS. The interview was released in January 2010 and reveals detail information about Google’s new operating system. Continue reading “Interview with Chrome OS engineer Matthew Papakipos”

Google Chrome OS Netbook

Google Chrome LogoPlease note that the information below has not been approved by Google. The specifications have been spread by market insiders through various channels. But honestly, I can’t really believe it. Especially the SSD is really huge for a cloud netbook. So please be careful spreading these rumors. This page is constantly being updated until Google officially announces the specs.

However, this may provide you with a rough idea of what you might expect from the soon to be released Google Chrome OS Netbook. If you’re keen to find out whether you will be able to play touchscreen games, or if you’ll want to stick to using a mouse when visiting sites, then this may give some clue as to what will be included in the final product. Please remember, however, that these are rumours, as they have not have not get been confirmed by Google.

Check back to find out when the official specifications for this model have been released. There is certainly much anticipation surrounding the unveiling of this model, and Chrome OS-Blog.com will be sure to keep you informed. Take a look below to see the rumoured specifications.

Specifications

CPU: ARM
Chipset: NVIDIA Tegra 2.0
RAM: 2 GB
Storage size: 64 GB
Storage type: SSD (Solid State Disk)
Display size: 10.1 inch
Display resolution: 1280 x 720
Touchscreen: multi-touch
WLAN: Yes
LAN: Yes
Mobile: 3G
USB ports: 1+
Webcam: Yes
Release date: 2010

Prices and availability

Not yet released. Price assumed to be less than $300.

Similar netbooks

None.

Google branded Chrome OS netbook

Google Chrome LogoAfter details about Google offering a Google branded phone called Nexus One word is that they also come up with  their own Chrome OS netbook in 2010. According to TechCrunch, multiple sources report that the company already has issued an RFP (Request for Proposal) to a hardware manufacturer specifying details about the system. The document, however, hasn’t got public till now. It seems probable (also regarding costs) that the upcoming Google netbook will be 3G enabled and running on an NVIDIA Tegra platform using an ARM processor and a GeForce GPU which would make it very powerful and energy efficient at the same time.

Acer Chrome OS netbook

Acer LogoAcer plans to be the first hardware vendor to release a Chrome OS based netbook in 2010. Their goal is to sell at least one million devices this year. Till now, no technical specs have been released. Check back here for updates.

Specifications

CPU: ?
Chipset: ?
RAM: ? GB
Storage size: ? GB
Storage type: ?
Display size: ? inch
Display resolution: ? x ?
Touchscreen: ?
WLAN: ?
LAN: ?
Mobile: ?
USB ports: ?
Webcam: ?
Release date: 2010

Prices and availability

Not yet released.

Similar netbooks

None.

Acer first to launch Chrome OS netbook in 2010

Acer LogoIn an interview with Digitimes Acer chairman and CEO J.T. Wang announced that Acer will be the first hardware vendor to offer a netbook with Chrome OS preinstalled. According to several industry sources the release date will be in the second half of 2010. This is the second time acer uses a Google OS. They already have their Aspire D250 with Windows XP and Google Android dual-boot capabilities on the market.

Chrome OS industry partners revealed

Only one day after the official announcement of Google’s new operating system Chrome OS the company discloses its industry partners. In a short FAQ article Google reveals their cooperation with the following companies (among others): Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, and Toshiba. I’m sure you aren’t surprised there are many netbook manufacturers among them, as Chrome OS is designed to run on low-performance machines. Continue reading “Chrome OS industry partners revealed”