Lenovo are adding Chrome OS to their lineup of ThinkPad laptops. The new Chromebook will offer schools a cheaper alternative to Windows based laptops.
The restrictions of a Google Chrome OS that works exclusively with web applications have been the main suspects behind the not so grand success of the first Chromebooks and Chromeboxes, but the mediocre hardware has definitely not helped either.
Considering everything that the Korean has gone through in the past year, we don’t blame them for wanting to steer clear from anything too Apple-like. Meet the new Series 3 Chromebox.
If you felt that the Google Chrome OS-powered Acer C7 Chromebook was a little lacking in terms of specs, then perhaps you’d like to take a look at its follow-up: the Acer C710-2605 Chromebook. This model was quietly launched recently with much better specs than the vanilla C7.
Google’s Chrome OS is not quite ready to challenge more prominent computer operating systems like Windows and Mac OS, but the Chromebooks are certainly popular with some crowds, especially considering the affordable prices of the most recently launched Chrome OS machines.
Google is taking a page from the Apple and Microosft playbook. While the company’s strength lies in its search business and mobile operating system, it’s not exactly a hardware company, except for its partnerships (past and present) with HTC, Asus and LG for the production of Nexus devices, and of course its ownership of Motorola Mobility. Recent reports indicate, though, that Google may be planning to produce a device of its own — more specifically, a Chrome OS notebook.
While more 2012 Chromebooks are announced, finding them in stores is easier said than done. If you have your eyes set on the Acer C7, you’ll be happy to hear that the notebook is now available from more online retailers.
While waiting for the postman to deliver the new Chromebook to your door, we suggest reading the following information on how to score some goodies for the notebook. Those who own previous versions of the Chromebook can also make use of the offer – if they haven’t already done so.
Coming by way of a “Hack your Chromebook” night at Google, Olaf Johansson, a Googler, managed to get Ubuntu Linux installed and running on his ARM-based Samsung Chromebook.
Just a few days ago we saw Samsung’s brand new Chromebook ultra-affordable models, the $249 Wi-Fi version and the $329 3G laptop. At that time we didn’t have any actual release dates for either model, but it looks like we now have good news for Chrome OS enthusiasts.