Google has announced their own laptop called the Chromebook came out on Wednesday. They are optimized for the web with the goal to provide a faster system for browsing the web and doing things online you love doing already.
Chromebooks are designed to boot in 8-10 seconds and resume instantly. Your sites should run faster and smoother because of the system being designed solely for web use.
With any type of new device you can either use a wifi connection or 3g connection that is offered by Verizon. Currently you get 100MB per month however if you need more you can always upgrade the account. While 3g is a nice option it’s also an option which you are going to end up paying a lot of money for. Lets be honest, anywhere you want to use your laptop anymore I am sure you can find a hot spot or even use the new droid as a hotspot if you have one.
What really makes this laptop unique is running it off of a cloud. Simply put that means the laptop has no hard drive and all your apps and data are instead saved on a server somewhere in Google land. This means you can use any chromebook and login to your account and pick up the same web experience you would even with someone elses chromebook. Web apps such as games, spreadsheets and photos can be used often times without even being connected to the web which will improve the power of the system. Also your apps stay up to date increasing the value of your chromebook over time instead of reducing it which is the case of many traditional laptops as hardware gets old.
What the Series 5 Is Made Of
The Series 5 measures about 0.8 inches high — roughly the same height as a penny stood on edge. It has a 12.1-inch anti-reflective, anti-glare SuperBright display with 300nit brightness. SuperBright is Samsung’s name for its glossy screen.
A “nit” is a measure of luminance, meaning the amount of light that passes through or is emitted from a particular area falling within a given solid angle. It’s used to characterize the brightness of displays. A typical computer display is rated at between 50 nits and 300 nits.
It has 2GB of memory and a 16GB solid state drive.
The device comes with a full-sized Chrome keyboard and an oversized multi-touch trackpad. It starts up in less than 10 seconds, and resumes instantly from standby. It has two USB ports.
Connectivity is provided through 3G, WLAN, and a four-in-one card reader.
The top companies that will be building these laptops are Acer and Samsung. They can be bought either through Amazon or Best buy.
Overall I think this is an innovative step in taking laptops and the internet to a whole new level. I am not sure if people are yet ready for a cloud based laptop but I applaud Google for being fresh and innovative yet again.