Following the announcement that Google’s first laptop, the Chromebook, will be launched on June 15 2011, one cannot help but wonder whether it will be a success or not. With the laptop market dominated by the likes of Windows and Mac OS, Google has opted to build and optimise its Chromebook device for the Web so as to give users a faster, simpler and more secure experience. According to the company, Chromebooks boot in 8 seconds and resume instantly with full support for the latest web standards and Adobe® Flash®.
In spite of its ‘always connected’ slogan, one cannot help but wonder if storing and accessing apps (e.g. games, spreadsheets and photo editors), documents, and settings in the cloud is particularly a good idea considering recent high-profile security breaches. Apart from its relative fast speed, there are other obvious advantages such as automatic update configuration and the lack of requirement of installation CDs. However, whether Google will be able to win the battle and convince consumers that the paramount issue of safety, privacy and security are a thing of the past is another matter. Watch the following videos and make your mind up.
Introducing The Chromebook
Business And Education Overview
If given the opportunity, will you buy a Chromebook?