Introducing Chromebook: Google Partners with Acer and Samsung to Bring 100% Web-based Computers

Samsung and Acer are working together with Google and will soon roll out two models of Chromebooks. The first two notebooks running on Google’s Chrome OS will be introduced in the U.S. and six European countries. According to, the price for Acer’s Chromebook will start at $349, while two models by Samsung will be available for purchase at the price of $429 (a model equipped with Wi-Fi interface) and $499 for a model featuring 3G connectivity.

Image: Samsung Series 5 Chromebook

What is so special about ChromeOS and Chromebook? Imagine a computer that doesn’t have any programs to load, so it loads in about 10 seconds as runs on the Internet-based apps only. Imagine everything you do is saved to the web, according to Google. And due to Chrome’s renowned ability for speedy work in the online environment, things can be done instantly (provided your Internet connection can handle that speed). Updates are performed in the background of the OS without requiring any participation from a user.

The next thing a user starts to think of after being offered to transfer all of his work online is security. Google assures, there is nothing to worry about as it will keep all your data in a safe place without sharing them without your prior consent. Moreover, each application and browser tab runs as a separate process. So, if you happen to visit a website infected with malware, it won’t intrude into other processes due to Sandbox security feature.

The other special features of Chromebook include terrific syncability to keep all of your Google services updated across all of the computers and mobile devices you use. For more details about the Chromebook and the enhanced functionality it has to offer, please visit

The U.S. launch is scheduled for June 15 when the new computer will be introduced on and at Best Buy’s online store.