Chrome stars today¡¯s conference of Google I/O, including new Chrome version, optimized Chrome App store and Chrome OS. Chrome OS, being the focus of today, gets more attractions, but regretfully no new Chrome OS released. Instead, two new Chrome notebooks are released during the conference.
Sunda Pichai, vice present of Google said the Chrome notebook CR-48 received great popularity, which means more and more business clients starts to accept Chrome OS. For this year, Acer, Samsung and Intel would become new partners of Chrome OS, and the future Chrome notebooks would be called as Chromebook.
Sundar Pichai made a live demo of Samsung Chromebook and Acer Chromebook. 12-inch Chromebook from Samsung marks 8-second start-up and 8-second stand-by, with 2 colors for users¡¯ preference. 11.6-inch Chromebook from Acer features 8-second start-up as well but 6.5-hour stand-by.
These two pieces of Chromebook will cooperate with American local carriers so as to launch the Wi-Fi version and 3G version, but the contract price of the 3G version Chromebook has not been announced yet. As for bare version price, Samsung Chromebook prices at $429 and Acer Chromebook prices at $349. Both of this two will be put into the American market on June, 15, 2011 and later in another six countries in Europe.
In addition, Sundar Pichai also demonstrated a piece of PC based on Chrome OS. This product is Samsung branded and with a name Chromebox. But the detailed specifications of Chromebox remain unknown.
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