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Google Unleashes the $249 Chromebook

Those who prefer laptops over traditional netbooks and tablets will be happy to know that Google has announced the Chromebook laptop, “the best laptop that’s ever been designed at this price” of just $249.

The above quote comes from Sunar Pinchai, the overseer of the Chrome browser, OS, and product teams. Pinchai states that the Chromebook isn’t meant to replace your existing PC or Mac, but instead serve as an additional device, the way a tablet would.

In addition to a Samsung Exynos dual-core ARM processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of built-in storage, the new Chromebook offers a full-sized keyboard and trackpad, an 11.6-inch matte display with 1366 x 768 resolution, and two USB ports, all at 2.5 pounds and 0.8 inches thick.

When asked why consumers should purchase a $249 Chromebook over a tablet, Pichai replied that while tablets are good for casual computing, there’s still a need for traditional keyboard setups, which I couldn’t agree with more.

via CNN

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