Australian consumer electronics manufacturer and ubersales biz Kogan, has shipped the world’s first notebook running Chromium OS. The release of the 11.6” Agora Chromium Laptop means that Kogan has pipped Samsung and Acer, whose Google-sanctioned Chromebooks are due out in a week.
The Kogan isn’t exactly a high-end wizbang machine, it’s lacking a little on the specs, the 11.6” Kogan Agora laptop features a 1.3GHz Celeron M ULV CPU and 1GB of DDR2 RAM, upgradeable to 4GB. An Intel GS40 chipset with 256MB of shared graphics memory, 30GB SSD storage, 3 USB ports, 1 HDMI port, a memory card reader and a 1.3 megapixel webcam. Wireless connectivity is achieved via 802.11 B/G/N Wi-Fi, while battery life is a little disappointing – estimated at 3.5 hours.
A key selling point for the Agora Chromium Laptop is fast loading – the machine boots in under 5 seconds and resumes instantly according to Kogan. The Kogan Agora Chromium Laptop is available online for Australian consumers and is priced at around – live pricing – $AUD290
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