Specs and price are similar to past models, but these are much better looking with an aluminum shell and thinner profile.
Perhaps most interesting (and fitting to the mission of Chrome) is the Chrome Box. It is a Mac Mini-looking ChromeOS device with two separate outputs for lots of Web browsing on up to two monitors. You do not have to worry about losing an Internet connection on the ChromeBox because you are stationary and hard-wired to the Web. This is going to hit more of the target kiosk/corporate environment than the previous models of ChromeBook. Samsung would not give a price but mentioned the loss of a display and keyboard/trackpad could save customers around $100.
All three hit stores in April, and we will be looking for a demo.
- Chromebooks receive price drop to $299, just in time for the holidays (9to5google.com)
- Is HTC developing Chromebooks? (9to5google.com)
- Google begins advertising holiday Chromebook sale right inside of Chrome’s ‘New Tab’ page (9to5google.com)