Google Chromebook now available to buy, privately

By on June 2, 2011
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Public release June 15.

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Google is readying the launch for the its debut OS vehicle, the Samsung Chromebook series 5. Due for release on June 15, the item is now on sale on Gilt Men, a subsection of Gilt Groupe’s popular private sale website. Priced at $499, the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook features a 12.1-inch display, a dual-core Intel processor, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity and an HD webcam, and it ships with a free sleeve as part of Gilt’s sale.

Chromebooks are designed to work online while being connected to the internet. Similar to netbooks, they are small in size and require much less processing power to function smoothly. Instead of installing and using traditional programs, users will use web apps, provided by Google’s Chrome browser, such as word processors and instant messaging. A media player applications will come installed in all Chromebooks.


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