At Google IO 2011 today, Google unveiled the Chromebook, the device that is going to put the last few nails on the PC Coffin. Back in october 2010, Microsoft’s Ray Ozzie had declared that we were now in a ‘Post PC’ era. And today, we saw one device that is going to push us into that era.
The Chromebook is the 1st offering from Google that seeks to replace the PC and the desktop OS. At the core of each Chromebook is the Chrome web browser.
Acer and Samsung will both offer the Chromebook, with the The 11.6 inch Chromebook from Acer boasting of an 8-second boot time on an Intel Atom N570 CPU! Compare this with traditional PC laptops with an OS that take several minutes to boot up and be ready for use.
Google’s Chromebook team also published an “Introduction To Chromebook” video in which they take several (not so) subtle swipes at Microsoft and the PC!
What Is Google Chromebook VIDEO
What differentiates the Chromebook from traditional laptops?
- No programs
- No messy desktops
- Nothing to startup.
- Use it anywhere.
- No need for virus protection.
- No annoying updates, or patches.
Also with the Chromebook, your apps, , games, photos, music, movies and documents will be accessible wherever you are and you won’t need to worry about losing your computer or forgetting to back up files ever again. A world of information can be searched instantly and developers can embed and mash-up applications to create new products and services.
Google also offers a cloud management console to remotely administer and manage users , devices , applications and policies.
When Will Chromebook Ship In US, UK, Rest of Europe?
According to google Chromebooks will be available online June 15, 2011 in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Spain. More countries will follow in the coming months. In the U.S., Chromebooks will be available from Amazon and Best Buy and internationally from leading retailers.