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A new Chromebook from Samsung & Google

Boot Camp feature for Monday, June 18, 2012

A new Chromebook from Samsung and Google.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.     Never heard of a Chromebook?   It’s a notebook that runs Google’s Chrome operating system in which your apps and data are all stored in the cloud.  It includes 3G connectivity, with 100 megabytes of data free for two years.  That’s pretty paltry but you can buy more as needed or via subscription.  Samsung’s manager of new products and business development Gary Schultz…

Think of this as a notebook, and frankly we also have a desktop version that’s called the Chromebox.  But these devices allow you instant access to the Internet.  You turn it on, you’re essentially looking at the Chrome Browser.  What you don’t have, unlike other operating systems, you don’t have to worry about viruses.  The program is basically storing your documents to the Google server.”

Great in many circumstances…but keep in mind if you are out of connectivity range…you’re out of luck.  Pricing starts at about 350 dollars.   You can find us at BootCamp.com.  I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Computers