So, Google has finally unveiled the devices that will run its Chrome OS - they’ll be collectively known as Chromebooks.So, who wants one? One thing’s for sure, I don’t.
When Google launched its Linux-based Chrome OS in early 2010 and its Chromebook pilot program later that year, most pundits didn’t quite agree with our own MG Siegler’s premise that Google had dropped a “nuclear bomb on Microsoft.” A few years later, it sure doesn’t look like Microsoft has much to fear from Chrome OS.
At its Chromebook Pixel event yesterday, Google didn’t just launch its new premium Chromebook. It also announced that it is porting Quickoffice, the mobile productivity app that brings Microsoft Office to iOS and Android to the web through Native Client and Chrome.
A Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) Chromebook has arrived at The VAR Guy’s doorstep. Starting January 14, our resident blogger will live on the cloud-centric notebook (running Google’s Chrome OS) for 30 days. Why should channel partners, businesses and consumers care about this niche (but promising) form factor?
From LinuxBSDos.com.Chromebook Pixel: Wow! Yes, wow, just wow.
I think I’m used to seeing Chromebooks in the $200 to $300 price range, so when Chromebook Pixel flashed on my RSS Feed reader, I was expecting another ARM-powered computer in that price range. What a shock!
Chromebook Pixel is Google’s latest offering in the computer hardware sector.
It looks like Microsoft was right to worry about Google’s Chromebook project. According to the latest numbers from NPD, Chromebooks accounted for 21 percent of all laptop sales and almost 10 percent of all computer sales to businesses in 2013. That’s up from virtually nothing in the year before.
Just yesterday we covered a bit of speculation over whether or not Google would release touchscreen laptops this year. Apparently, Google took the hint and released a fairly powerful laptop dubbed the Chromebook Pixel in the Play Store. It’s a little different from the usual suspects in the Play Store, primarily because of the whopping $1299 price tag.