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Kogan Got The Chromium

Posted: June 7th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Kogan Got The Chromium

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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Chromebook July 3rd Release

Posted: May 12th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Chromebook July 3rd Release

Google co-founder Sergey Brin has hailed Google’s new laptops as a “new model of computing”.The netbook will be driven by Google’s Chrome Browser, optimised for Web and Cloud Computing. Brin’s comments came on the second day of the company’s developer conference, where Google announced that so-called Chromebooks will go on sale in June.  The manufacturers and timeline are within what Google announced at the press conference last December announcing the Chrome laptop. “Chromebooks are built and optimized for the web, where you already spend most of your computing time. So you get a faster, simpler and more secure experience without all the headaches of ordinary computers.” said Brin Samsung has unveiled the first Chromebook – the new Series 5 netbook running which will run the Google Chrome operating system. The ultra-slim 0.79-inch device was officially launched at the I/O conference in San Francisco. The Series 5 fits in with the required Chromebook specs, offering “all-day” 8.5 hour battery life and a dual-core 1.66GHz Intel Atom processor under the hood M★S READ MORE