Chrome-based notebooks now account for 5-10% of Acer’s U.S. sales since its Chromebook line-up launched last November. On the other hand, Windows 8 fails to boost Acer’s sales figures.
It looks like Google is adding another Chrome OS partner to the list. According to a PDF discovered on HP’s website, the company could soon be launching an HP Pavilion Chromebook.
Google Glass is in its infancy, so our job right now is to imagine what could be. It opens our minds up for critical thought, and all great things start with that. Right now it’s fairly benign technology, but what could the future bring? If we open our minds a bit and explore the possibilities… this Google Glass thing is scary good.
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.