Google Chromebooks are now available for purchase at Amazon.com. The base model – Acer Cromia ($380) – features a 11.6” display with a dual-core Intel Processor and 2GB RAM while the slightly-bigger Samsung Series 5 model ($430) sports a 12.1” display with an Intel Atom processor and the 2GB RAM.
Google notebooks, or a better word is netbooks, are light and seem to have an impressive battery life but am still not sold on the concept of “everything running from the cloud.”
Chromebooks are built and optimized for the web, where you already spend most of your computing time. So you get a faster, simpler and more secure experience without all the headaches of ordinary computers. Google will be adding offline support for Google Docs and Gmail to the future releases of Chrome OS. I think this Chromebooks probably offer better value for money.
Here’s an impressive promo video of Google Chrome Notebook.