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Old 06-11-2011, 07:00 AM
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Default Chromebooks Available to Pre-Order Today - On Sale June 15th

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/first-chromebooks-available-for-pre-order/' target='_blank'>http://www.digitaltrends.com/comput...-for-pre-order/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Electronics retailers Amazon.com and Best Buy are now taking pre-orders for the first two Chromebooks, lightweight notebook computers running Google&rsquo;s cloud-dependent Chrome OS. The units, announced last month at Google IO, are made by Acer and Samsung, and represent Google&rsquo;s first effort in the desktop operating system market. The notebooks rely on Internet connectivity to connect to Web-based apps and storage, and Chrome OS is based on bringing a simplified, browser-based experience to users: there&rsquo;s no real way to access the file system, and right now users are limited to only a handful of apps. But Google&rsquo;s hope is that by providing streamlined, simplified access to cloud-based applications and services, Chromebooks will be a hit with consumers looking for an inexpensive computing option&mdash;and the ability to access their data anywhere they can get an Internet connection."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1307773124.usr17748.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>There are four models available from Samsung, and two from Acer. The Samsung models are a bit larger, and a bit more expensive. The big question right now is whether consumers will embrace the new technology, with somewhat limited functionality, when a netbook or laptop with much more capability can be had for about the same price. Funny, but there are already reviews (but mostly on the CR-48 pilot program) on Amazon, even though the product isn't released yet. The price range runs from about $380 to $500. All six Chromebooks can be pre-ordered at our <a href="http://astore.amazon.com/laptopthoughts-20/search?node=1&amp;keywords=chromebook&amp;x=9&amp;y=9&amp;preview=" target="_blank">LaptopThoughts Amazon Store</a>.</p>
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