Since the Google Chrome netbook from Google was outed in mid-December we’ve been wondering exactly what will power the Google branded device when it hit’s homes in late 2010. Well, the wait is over if the IBTimes’ source is correct the specs for Google’s Chrome netbook have been determined from a request for proposal which was sent to manufacturers and boy is it looking to be a powerful netbook!
The IBTimes reports that the Google Chrome netbook will have the following specs:
- Chrome OS
- Nvidia Tegra
- ARM processor (instead of an Intel Atom)
- 10.1″ multi-touch display
- 64GB SSD
- 2GB RAM
- Standard options such as Wifi, Bluetooth, USB ports, card reader etc.
- Pre-installed Google Apps including Google Search by Voice.
If Google can pull this all together for the rumored starting price of $300, and they probably can since they are Google after all, then this netbook could give traditional Windows and even Linux based netbooks a run for their money; especially if the ARM processor lives up to the claims of more power and longer battery life.
While many projects like this have a way of ending up with a much inflated pricetag if they ever make it to consumers, see CrunchPad, Google has the power and the money to make this happen and I could see them making little profit or even subsidizing the initial Chrome netbooks to get a bigger marketshare.