Google Unveils $250 MacBook Air Running Chrome OS

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Google has revealed the Samsung Chromebook Series, which they say is the computer for everyone. The device is just 0.8 inches thick and comes with a screen of 11 inches with resolution of 1266 x 768. It weighs in at 2.4 pounds and comes with 100GB of cloud storage on Google Drive, for two years.

$250 Google Samsung Chromebook resembles $999 MacBook Air

Google says that the battery should last for up to 6.5 hours. The Chromebook comes with one USB 3.0 port and one USB 2.0 port, headphone/mic jack, HDMI port and slot for secure digital memory. It has Gmail and YouTube pre-installed.

Chromebooks start up very fast, in just 10 seconds, and they are said to be free of viruses woes. The latest has a price tag of $249, which should ensure that it is very popular. The Samsung Chromebook is excellent for families said Google in their Chrome blog, as you don’t have to worry about security, and maintenance is very easy. The device has mechanisms built in for updating; it comes with 3G and a security system which does its own checks when the device is switched on.

While the new Chromebook may be popular, it is not the only choice on the market and it will have to compete with the likes of Microsoft and Apple. The Surface tablet comes with Windows 8 OS and Apple is set to launch an iPad Mini. While these two devices closer match the Chromebook, there is another one that comes to mind based on its looks – the MacBook Air.

The $999 MacBook Air may pack more power under the hood than the Samsung Chromebook but you can’t help notice how alike they look (picture at bottom). You can pre-order the Chromebook now from Amazon, Best Buy and PC World, along with other selected retailers.

Samsung Chromebook (left) & MacBook Air

Samsung Chromebook (left) & MacBook AirGoogle stock

Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, PC, iPhone and Android games keep Berke busy at work all day. Honestly though we’re not sure why we’re paying him as it should be the other way around.