Google Chrome OS Netbook specced

December 28, 2009, By Thomas Antony

We recently got a glimpse at Google’s new upcoming Chrome operating sysem that apparently runs “on the cloud” and hence will require much less in terms of processing power. Hence it is obviously a good choice for low power systems such as netbooks. Now according to IBTimes, the official specsheet of such a device is now out.

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The netbook supposedly is powered by an ARM-based CPU and also packs nVidia’s Tegra chipset for graphics muscle. The ARM chip reportedly consumes lesser power than the more popular Intel Atom CPU.

According to rumors, the device will sport a 10.1-inch TFT multitouch-capable LCD running at a 720p HD resolution thanks to the Tegra chipset. It would also come with 2GB of RAM, 64GB SSD for fast storage. Connectivity options include WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth, Ethernet and USB. Other features like a webcam, multi-card reader and a 3.5mm audio jack are also present.

The netbook should launch in the holiday season 2010 and will come preinstalled with popular Google Apps such as Maps, Gmail, Calendar, Docs and Google Search by Voice. The device is expected to be subsidized and sold directly to customers by Google with tieups with networks operators to provide 3G connectivity. the Google Chrome netbook will probably have a sub-$300 pricetag when it hits thestores, making it a potential rival to Nokia’s Booklet 3G.

Source: IBTimes via SlashGear

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