With a Chromebook you won’t wait minutes for your computer to boot and browser to start. You’ll be reading your email in seconds. Thanks to automatic updates the software on your Chromebook will get faster over time. Your apps, games, photos, music, movies and documents will be accessible wherever you are and you won’t need to worry about losing your computer or forgetting to back up files. Chromebooks will last a day of use on a single charge, so you don’t need to carry a power cord everywhere. And with optional 3G, just like your phone, you’ll have the web when you need it. Chromebooks have many layers of security built in so there is no anti-virus software to buy and maintain. Even more importantly, you won’t spend hours fighting your computer to set it up and keep it up to date.
The Chromebook will be available to order on June 15th. While this sounds great and all, it sorta feels pointless. The Chromebook is pretty much pointless without internet access, so you almost have to get the 3G model. Also? Why wouldn’t you just pay a couple of hundred dollars more to get a iPad? Or an Android tablet once they get up to snuff?
Maybe this eats into the netbook market, but that was already dying because of the iPad anyways. Curious move on Google’s part. I like it in theory, but really not so much in practice. Here’s a bit more on how the security works.