Samsung and Acer have been among the first companies to release a Chrome operating system netbook and laptops, when it was first released. The operating from Google was aimed at eradicating the need to have high end hardware for simple tasks on a laptop, and enabled the user to do almost everything on a browser. The only thing required for this was is that the user needs to be connected to the internet to do almost anything. This is because all the files of the user are saved on the internet, on different services such as the Google Cloud Drive, Drop Box, Box.net and many others, depending on the users’ choices.
This architecture did not work our for a lot of people, because finding an internet connection or Wi Fi everywhere you go is not really practical. And you need really high speed internet for such tasks. Now, however, the two companies along with the developer, Google, have come together for some new action. Samsung has released a desktop version of the Chrome system as well. The Register writes:
Samsung and Acer have both got ChromeOS laptops on sale, and Samsung has updated its offering with the 12.1 inch Series 5 550, running an Intel Celeron 867 1.3GHz processor with a 16GB solid state drive and 4GB of RAM. At $449 the 550 isn’t cheap and users will have to choose between a 3G version arranged the customary two years of free monthly data rations or one using Wi-Fi to augment its Ethernet connectivity.
The Series 3 Chromebox is Samsung’s first desktop ChromeOS system, in a tiny 19 x 19 x 3.3cm package. The Chromebox has a slightly nippier Celeron B840 processor, 4Gb of RAM, a DisplayPort and six USB sockets. It’s a cheaper option at $329, but you’ve got to factor in the cost of the peripherals needed to make it more than a doorstop.
Todd Bouman, vice president of marketing at Samsung Enterprise business division said:
As the world’s first Chromebox, the Series 3 provides users with the Chromebook’s ease-of-use in a compact desktop product, which easily integrates with their existing accessories. The second generation Chromebook features powerful components housed in a slim, lightweight body, thanks to Samsung’s advanced hardware engineering.
As you can see, there is a lot to look forward to in this technology and the kind of a new architecture. Let us see how well this works out for the companies in the market.