Another Crack At The Chromebook
Google is not giving up on the Chromebook concept, despite a less than stellar start in 2011. The original Chrome OS lacked some pretty basic features, such as a proper local file browser (!) and the original Chromebook hardware was nothing to get too excited about. The new Chromebook notebook is again from Samsung, and features an improved version of the Chrome OS, and different ARM-based hardware. The cost is also down considerably to $249 - similar to budget tablets like the Nook HD - and for that you get a "chiclet" keyboard, a decent 11.6 inch display, WiFi and so on in a slim, lightweight package.