Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Google Chrome OS smartbook launch to take place this month?

updated 06:00 am EDT, Tue November 2, 2010

Google-branded ARM-based Inventec enroute

Google is reportedly set to launch a Google-branded smartbook this month running its new Chrome OS. The ARM-based smartbook is purported to be built by Inventec, a Taiwanese-based electronics manufacturer. It is expected to have 60,000-70,000 units ready for the initial launch run. According to the rumors, the sales model for the Google-branded device will be online only.

The Google-branded smartbook will be joined by smartbooks from Acer and HP, which will also be running the web-centric OS. Asus is also said to be interested in entering the space, although with the category having failed to take off in the past, is in a holding pattern waiting to see if Google is able to make the segment work with its new model. The Acer and HP devices are likely to be sold through normal retail channels, complementing the approach that Google is expected to adopt.

Pricing and other details are expected to emerge in the coming weeks.

An Inventec ARM-based MID




By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Prong PWR Case

Ultimately there's one thing we all want from smartphone accessories; we want options. When it comes to keeping our iPhone charged, we ...

iHome iBT74 Color Changing Bluetooth Speaker

There's no reason why your tech can't look good while doing what it was designed to do. That's the reason that sports cars look good a ...

Logitech Gaming Daedalus Prime Mouse

Logitech Gaming continues to expand upon its peripherals line, with each one looking to fit neatly into a breadth of gaming needs. Bui ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented