Google has partnered with South Korean-based Company Samsung and announced the launch of two new devices called Chromebook and Chromebox. Both devices will run on a cloud-based operating system known as Chrome OS that was launched by the search engine company three years ago. This operating system will combine activities from a local laptop or desktop with cloud-based services. Google said the company will target customers in the education and business and will allow users to access from home, school or office.
By relying on Chrome OS, both Chromebook and Chromebox will have a faster boot times than previous models. It will also allow users to access to Internet faster. Since it is connected to a cloud-based OS, those devices will let users to launch web and mobile applications faster. In order to keep up with new features that are being added on regular basis, Google will perform auto-update and ensure the machine is always in the new condition.
The newest Chromebook that was launched today is version 2.0. Previous version was launched last year but did not attract many buyers. The latest model is powered by a high-speed microprocessor made by Intel. It is equipped with 4GB memory RAM. Chromebook made by Samsung will has a 12.1-inch screen with a price tag for basic model starts at $449. Chromebox is small in size and function similar to a desktop. Chromebox requires a monitor, mouse, and keyboard. The asking price for Chromebox basic model will start at $329. The two new devices will be available at BestBuy, Newegg.com, and Amazon. Prospective buyers could check out the demo model at a local BestBuy store.