May 13, 2011
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They don’t actually go on sale until June 15, but you can check out their specs (not too shabby, for network-connected devices) and make the decision about which one suits your particular needs.
The (slightly) smaller of the two is the Acer Chromebook, shown here.
The Acer Wi-Fi Chromebook is the smaller of the two, but not by much. It offers an 11.6-in screen, compared to the Samsung’s 12.1-in screen. Otherwise, apart from the Acer’s HDMI-out port (the Samsung has a mini-VGA-out port). Full specs are available at the direct links for the systems.
The larger Chromebook is from Samsung, show here.
This picture of the Samsung Series 5 Wi-Fi Chromebook makes it look a LOT larger than the Acer, but it’s just a trick of the angle of the photo and the screens on the units. TechCrunch was on hand at the Chromebooks launch and got some serious hands-on time with the Samsung Chromebook, which is available in white!
Check out TechCrunch’s mini-review of the Samsung Chromebook, and a whole bunch of photos of the white unit in action.
May 12, 2011
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YouTube – Introducing the Chromebook.
Simple overview and explanation of what a Chrome OS-powered computer, or Chromebook, is.
Check out the Acer Wi-Fi Chromebook and Samsung Series 5 Wi-Fi Chromebook – both available for pre-order on Amazon.com. Both units will eventually be available with built-in 3G wireless access, which of course would require a 3G wireless plan (and monthly fees). If you have Wi-Fi at your house, school, workplace, even along your commute – why not just stick with the Wi-Fi only model?
Stay tuned, when these new devices are released, we’ll bring you reviews and updated information.