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Google Announces A Thinner, Lighter Samsung Chromebook For $249

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http://techcrunch.com – Google is announcing a new $249 Chromebook manufactured by Samsung, which you’ll be able to order starting next week (at least, that’s the official launch date, although some vendors may start taking preorders before then). It will feature a 11.6-inch screen capable of running 1080p video, weigh 2.5 pounds, be 0.8 inches thick, and run for more than 6.5 hours on battery. Sundar Pichai, Google’s senior vice president for Chrome and Apps, said the goal was to create a Chromebook that was affordable and could stand up favorably to laptops in a similar price range. He said the te (IT news)