Today the UK is being treated to the first Chromebook laptop, which is created by Australian IT company Kogan. This machine is based around Google’s new Chromium OS and comes ahead of releases from market leaders Samsung and Acer which will launch in a weeks time.
Chromium is a browser based operating system from Google which has been causing a lot of interest from the tech audience who are yearning for a new platform to play with. The Agora 12 inch laptop will be selling in the UK for £269 and it will be using a Celeron 1.3ghz processor, rather than the Intel Atom.
Inside there is also a modest 1GB of DDR2 memory which is upgradable to 4GB. There is also a 30GB SSD installed for storage demands. The 11.6 inch LED display delivers a very tasty resolution of 1366×768 and it is supported by a 1.3 megapixel camera which offers videoconferencing support. Battery life won’t be winning any awards, but it is said to be around 3.5 hours under normal use.
The laptop weighs 1.3 kg however it has no optical drive onboard. There are USB ports however, so drives can be used for transferring data when needed. There is also a 3 in 1 card reader and Wifi connectivity (802.11 b/g/n/) and Bluetooth, although there is no option for 3G.
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KitGuru says: The price is certainly right