The internet has been around for a couple of days now. You would have thought that at some stage retailers would have wondered where this new online buying/selling thing was going? . We’ve seen ebay become a behemoth, watched as clever entrepreneurs thought-up brilliant new online concepts to sell us stuff. Bricks and Mortar retailing simply hasn’t done anything inspiring in the past 50 years. Neither has traditional retailing been hit hard yet, well until today.
Meet online retailer Ruslan Kogan. The online store that is Kogan, much like the entire online thing has crept up slowly. Growing his discount online consumer electronics presence, expanding his branded product range and scoring better deals with the manufacturers that churn out his Kogan branded everything electronics. Mr Kogan has just spun a game changer, he has started selling premium brand electronics – including much wanted brands Apple, Samsung, Canon and Nikon. Not only has Kogan just changed the game, he’s layed down a proper challenge, to undercut his bricks and mortar rivals by hundreds of dollars on desired gizmos! M★S READ MORE
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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