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The Acer C7 Chromebook Has 3.5 Hours Of Battery and Retails For $199

Google and Acer have announced the Acer C7 Chromebook.  The Chromebook will be available tomorrow on Google Play, BestBuy.com, and Best Buy stores.  The retail price will be $199.  The Acer C7 is already available on Google Play, Amazon UK, PC World, and Currys.  The Acer C7 has an 11.6-inch display, 3.5 hours of battery life, a full-size keyboard, and a clickable trackpad.  The Acer C7 boots up in 18 seconds and is 1-inch thin.  The Acer C7 has 100GB of Google Drive Cloud Storage and a 320GB hard disk drive.  It also has an HD camera, 3x USB 2.0 ports, 1 HDMI port, 1 VGA port, WiFi, and an Ethernet port.

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Google and Samsung’s $249 Chromebook Now Available For Sale

A few days ago Google and Samsung announced a new Chromebook laptop.  The lightweight Chromebook was unveiled on Thursday and will be selling for $249 and will run on the Google Chrome operating system.

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Google Announces New Series 3 Chromebox and Chromebook


Google has announced the first desktop to run on the Chrome operating system known as the Series 3 Chromebox and the Series 5 Samsung Chromebook. The two devices are now available in the U.S. and U.K. The Series 5 Chromebook starts at $449.99, but will cost $100 more if you want built-in Verizon 3G. The Series 3 Chromebox costs $329.99 and you can buy it from Amazon.com, Newegg, TigerDirect, Best Buy, or directly from Google. The devices will be available “in the coming weeks.”

Google Chrome OS Looks More Like Windows and OS X Hybrid Now


Google has updated Chrome OS and it has a massive visual upgrade that makes it look a lot more like a hybrid of Windows and OS X. Previously it look like a more advanced version of the Google Chrome browser.
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LG Signs Patent Deal With Microsoft


LG Electronics has just signed a patent licensing deal with Microsoft. Microsoft has made patent licensing deals with companies that manufacture devices using Android tablets and smartphones. According to a press release from Microsoft, LG signed a patent agreement that covers LG’s use of Android and the Chrome operating system on tablets, mobile phones, and other devices.
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Google Confirms Launch Of Acer and Samsung Chromebooks Set To June 15th


Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has confirmed that the Chrome operating system based Chromebook laptops powered by Acer and Samsung will be launching on June 15th. To get your hands on the Chromebook as a student, it costs $20 per month. Enterprise Chromebooks costs $28 per month. If you add $3 per month to each of those numbers, it will be 3G-equipped. Here’s the catch: consumers can buy these deals a la carte, but bigger organizations need to sign a 3-year deal and commit to 10 Chromebooks. [Engadget]

Google To Sell “Student Package” Laptops For $20 Per Month


Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) will be announcing the availability of a new laptop running on the Chrome operating system for $20 per month. This laptop will include the hardware and Google Apps software. Google Apps is online software that Google created to compete with Microsoft Office. Google Apps includes word processing, spreadsheets, calendars, etc. “Small and medium-sized businesses are banging on our doors to get something like this,” stated a senior executive. [Forbes]

Google Testing Chrome OS On Tablets


The source code in Chrome OS reveals that Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) programmers are testing out the operating system in tablets. “We are engaging in early open-source work for the tablet form factor, but we have nothing new to announce at this time,” said the company in a statement.
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