Google is bringing the world of cloud computing to the next level.
Introducing Chromebooks, Google’s first PC, which operates a little differently from typical laptops. All of its functionality is completely web-based. This means that, unlike Windows or Mac OS, there is no desktop. Everything is done via applications which access the all-powerful cloud, as they run through a modified version of the Chrome browser, Mashable reports.
This design is rather ingenious, as it makes for a device which requires less memory (and is, in turn, lighter and thinner than alternatives), boots up almost instantaneously, and enjoys a rather long battery life.
And even though the operating system is web-based, many of the apps used to do various things, like watching movies, word processing, or even playing games, can actually function without a constant internet connection, thanks to offline versions, says MTV Mulitplayer. In fact, Google has already announced the launch of “Angry Birds Chrome”, which somewhat surprisingly, is available for free on Chrome browsers.
The laptop will hit the market June 15. Samsung and Acer are the first two companies who will be offering the machines, and for a reasonable price, due to the machine’s streamlined design. The Samsung model will have a 12.1-inch screen and starts at $429, while Acer’s version will sport an 11.6-inch screen and starts at $349.
Will you be grabbing a nicely polished Chromebook?