When Google unveiled its Chromebook in May at Google I/O, two models were shown, the Samsung WiFi model, made available on June 15th for $449 ($449 Wifi+ 3G) and the Acer model, sold for $349.
Today, Samsung is introducing a new black version of its Wi-Fi only Samsung Chromebook Series 5, and both Samsung and Acer models will be available online from Amazon, Best Buy and TigerDirect starting at $299.
For those who did not follow the Google computer story, since the beta model codenamed CR-48 launched last year, here is the deal: the Chromebook runs the Chrome OS and users have access to data and applications only from the web via the Chrome Browser.
Google has made a few updates to the Chromebook OS to be in tune with the recent redesign of the Chrome AppStore. The login got a facelift, and now thumbnails are well balanced in the start screen’ s layout, the balc background got replaced by a white one, probably to match Google’s look and feel on the web(see pictures after the jump). The search giant also revamped the New Tab page to provide a better user experience, check the video to see gor yourself.
Check the video below to see how the Chromebook works.