Google Netbook Specifications Leaked

By eWEEK Staff  |  Posted 2009-12-29 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Specifications for the rumored Google-branded netbook have surfaced online. The netbook -- which reportedly will be sold direct by Google -- will run Google Chrome and have a better processor than the Intel Atom.

Tech specifications for the netbook that Google is rumored to be creating have been "leaked," according to England's IBTimes.

The netbook, which various reports say will arrive in time for the 2010 holiday season, will reportedly run Google's Chrome OS and feature a 10.1-inch, high-definition multitouch display, an ARM processor—said to offer better performance and lower power consumption than an Intel Atom—an Nvidia Tegra 2 graphics chip set, 2GB of RAM and a 64GB solid-state drive.

With no shortage of connectivity options, it's said to include 3G connectivity as well as Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth and an Ethernet port. Google applications, such as Google Maps, Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar and Google voice search are, of course, expected to be onboard. Other anticipated features include a Webcam, a 3.5-millimeter audio jack, a multi-in-one card reader, a few USB ports and the choice of a four- or six-cell battery for either 8 or 12 hours of unplugged use.

 

The price? IBTimes said it will reportedly be under $300 and be sold by Google directly to customers. In the United States, however, that's expected to be a price subsidized by a mobile carrier, which would bundle the netbook with a 3G plan.

The battery life, the healthy processor and petite price point hint that a Google netbook could be a competitor to Nokia's Booklet 3G, the phone maker's first foray into the PC space.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
























 
 
 
 
 
 

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