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Google's Chrome OS-based Netbook Specs Leaked

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 6 comments

IBTimes reports that specs of the rumored Google Chrome OS-based netbook were "leaked," revealing a device powered by Nvidia's Tegra and an ARM CPU. Naturally, nothing has been confirmed or denied. However, reports indicated that Google has approached several hardware manufacturers and released RFPs (request for proposal) based on these specs.

In addition to the ARM and Nvidia hardware, the Chrome netbook will also provide a few other surprising features including a 64 GB SSD, 2 GB RAM, and a 10.1-inch TFT HD-ready multi-touch display. Wifi and 3G are also slated for the device, along with Bluetooth, a webcam, Ethernet and USB ports, and more. The netbook will even come pre-installed with a few Google-specific apps such as Gmail, Google Maps, Google Search by Voice, and more.

Google's Chrome netbook is slated for a Q4 2010 release with a sub-$300 pricetag. While the price seems highly unlikely, it's speculated that Google may provide the netbooks to 3G providers as part of a service bundle (which seems more likely to offer the cheap price). Google is expected to sell the netbook straight to consumers as well, however it may be that the pricetag will be a bit steeper.

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    HansVonOhain , December 29, 2009 5:57 AM
    I am hoping that ARM processor will be able to beat the Atom. But with a tegra platform, it looks pretty darn impressive. Expect long battery life on those mobile PCs.
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    gilbertfh , December 29, 2009 7:21 AM
    Sounds appealing being multitouch, 3G and WIFI capable. I hope it swivels and a mount (not for the windshield) :)  is developed for automobile use. I am sure with an inexpensive antenna it would work great as a GPS utilizing googlemaps.
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    sublifer , December 29, 2009 1:11 PM
    2GB ram with an ARM processor? It'd be neat if it can use it but it sounds like pairing 2GB ram with a PII 233MHz cpu to me. I hope its at least one of the new dual core ARM's
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    rand_79 , December 29, 2009 4:24 PM
    my droid does fine inside most buildings as a gps.

    they could easily include that.
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    gilbertfh , December 30, 2009 5:11 AM
    From the number of posts over the last 24 hours I think this article falls into the realm of "nobody cares".
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    magnumfinger , December 30, 2009 2:19 PM
    There's something really intriguing about a rumor, it's a half full half-empty concoction that drives people crazier on what's real from not. Anyway, the rumored specs is already predicted its not something like so 'unreal'. More Chrome Netbook Leaked Specs