This is Much earlier than I expected! Yes! Chrome OS Netbook specifications along with its price and release date has been leaked by IBTimes and if their sources are right, the netbooks powered by Chrome OS will be small but weak, to cheap but powerful! Google’s self-branded netbook will have a NVIDIA Tegra (probably 2nd gen) chipset and will come pre-installed Google apps, such as Maps, Gmail, Docs, Calendar, Search, and Voice.
Leaked Google OS Netbook Specs
- NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset
- ARM CPU (better performance and uses less power than Atom)
- 10.1 inch TFT HD ready, multitouch screen (1280×720)
- 64GB SSD
- 2GB RAM
- Optional GPS
- Ethernet port
- USB ports
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Multi-card reader
- 4-6 cell batter with 8-12 hours of battery life
Google OS Netbook Price
As per the rumored sources, Google OS netbook is expected to be priced around $300 which is pretty cheap compared to the netbooks market standards.
As per IBTimes, release date is sometime in 2010
Tech bloggers also claim that the Google netbook would launch no earlier than 2010 holiday season as it gives the company enough time to build a prototype and test it.
We should get more clarity about this leak/rumor in coming days. The buzz is that, Acer is very interested to be the first vendor to bring out Google OS, but Google might consider to go all alone just like it has done for Google Phone – Nexus One