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Xi3 modular PC reborn as Chrome OS desktop, promises independence from local storage

Xi3 modular PC reborn as Chrome OS desktop, promises independence from local storage

Chromebooks a tad too mobile for you? Sensing the market is at last ready for Google’s web-based OS, Xi3 decided to ship the ChromiumPC, an updated version of the modular, Chrome OS-based desktop ittrotted out as a concept last year. The computer (also known as the 5 Series) has a processor module and two I/O […]

Google unveils Acer Chromebook: $349, 11.6-inches with 6.5-hour battery

Google unveils Acer Chromebook: $349, 11.6-inches with 6.5-hour battery

Google just showed off a new 11.6-inch Chromebook from Acer at Google I/O promising an eight second boot time with an Intel Atom N570 CPU, 16GB SDD, instant-on, two USB ports, webcam, HDMI and 6.5 hour battery life. It’s cheaper than the Samsung Series 5 also announced, starting at $349 with optional world-mode 3G available for more cash […]

Details of Samsung's 'Alex' Chrome OS netbook leaked, Atom N550 in tow

Details of Samsung’s ‘Alex’ Chrome OS netbook leaked, Atom N550 in tow

As we approach the expected mid-2011 launch for a few Chrome OS devices, it seems inevitable that some details are bound to slip out ahead of time — here’s looking at you, Acer ZGB and Seaboard. The latest victim outed by a Chromium bug report is the Samsung “Alex,” which sports a 1280 x 800 display (probably […]