Kogan Launches World's First Chromium OS Laptop

Kogan has launched what it claims is the world's first laptop that's based on Google's Chromium open source operating system, one which makes the item different from the real Chromebooks launched a few weeks ago by Samsung and Acer.

The laptop doesn't come with embedded 3G or a dedicated search button as its rivals. It even has a Windows button which shows that the laptop was not initially designed to support Chrome OS natively. Sadly though, Kogan didn't go the ARM way which would have helped it save a few dollars.

Unlike current Chromebooks, the Kogan model comes with an Intel Celeron M ULV SU2300 processor clocked at 1.3GHz; this should permit it to comfortably outrun the competition although the 1GB RAM might be just a little too tight for comfort.

It also has a 30GB SATA SSD hard drive, a 11.6-inch WXGA LED Display, a 1.3-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, three USB, LAN, VGA, HDMI and microphone ports plus a 4-cell 4600mAh battery that can send an autonomy of up to 3.5 hours. Kogan's Chromium lapptop is expected to be available from the 7th of June in the UK.
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