Google takes wraps off Chrome PCs

Google Chrome OS

The first laptops powered by Google Inc’s Chrome system will hit store shelves later than expected, as the Internet company works out bugs in a family of Web-centric computers intended to take on Microsoft Corp and Apple Inc.

When launched, the computers will represent Google’s strongest foray into consumer and business computing, where most PCs are now powered by Microsoft or Apple systems.

The new Chrome-based notebooks, to be sold initially by Samsung Electronics and Acer, will come with just 100 megabytes of free wireless data transfers per month for two years, courtesy of Verizon Wireless.

According to Verizon Wireless, streaming video for 2 minutes every day amounts to 260 megabytes of data downloads over a month.. Read More [via torontsun]

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