Very interesting read and a good analysis. The ChromeOS team can be really proud about their progress, this has a lot of potential indeed.
Originally posted on Gigaom:
We often joke Google (s GOOG) is like the old Microsoft (s MSFT) — getting things wrong, bumbling its way into new markets, and getting things right on the third try. This seems to be quite true of Google’s efforts to develop a cloud PC. Google and its partner, Samsung, are launching a new Chromebook and Chromebox today, targeting them at the educational and corporate customers.
The Chromebook from Samsung is like any other 12.1-inch budget laptop, while Chromebox is a tiny PC that you can connect to any keyboard, mouse and monitor similar to Apple’s Mac Mini(s aapl). The Chromebook starts at $449 while the entry-level price of Chromebox is $329.
They both are powered by Intel(s intc) Core processors and include 4GB RAM, Display Port, USB ports, gigabit ethernet, and dual band Wi-Fi. The Chromebox has Bluetooth and DVI output as well, while for $529 you can buy…
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