Rumored Chrome OS netbook packs ARM CPU, Tegra

By Matthew
Dec 28, 2009
  1. Rumored specifications have hit the Web detailing Google's forthcoming Chrome OS netbook. According to IBTimes the search giant has spoken with several hardware manufacturers about making its netbook, which will reportedly be powered by an ARM processor and a chipset from Nvidia's Tegra line.

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  2. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    Ewww contracts from AT&T....but the netbook specs sound neat :) . I always wanted one maybe I'll give that a try once it comes out without the contract of course.
  3. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,432   +473

    Indeed, the first NETbook will be comming soon :p
  4. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,159   +67

    Looks like better than average hardware. Wish it could run Windows. Frankly, I'm not going to pay $300 when I can buy a Windows netbook for about that much, let alone $300 plus contract. Give me a device that's $100 to $150 and can do the net side of a netbook well, and I'll consider it.
  5. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,432   +473

    For that you could buy an Africa, not this. Strip it up a little too much and you might have a sub 200 netbook.

    No touchscreen, no 3G, no bluetooth, no SSD, no webcam, no tegra (??), no 2gb ram (This one I find a joke... come on! with an ARM processor how much on heavens name would you have running to fill 2gb of ram? that's plain "heeeey look it even has 2gb of ram!! sweet dude!", plain stupid... even windows 7 atom netbooks run just fine in a gig of ram, why would crhome os wouldn't run on that?).

    With 1gb of ram, maybe no bluetooth (After all, we all are waiting for the new wifi protocol for device to device connection on the fly ;) ), what's the need of a touchscreen? Unless it is a tablet computer which is not specified, plain wrong. I have seen dumb people writing on the screen or tapping the visual keyboard on a normal notebook with touchscreen, they just take twice the time to write instead of typing but HEY! he uses a stylus on the screen!! How cool is that!

    Once I read the news all I read was ARM, didn't see the extra non-seem-to-be-needed hardware.
  6. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    I'm just not going with Chrome until it looks like an actual operating system. That still just looks like a tabbed browser.
  7. Regenweald

    Regenweald TS Rookie Posts: 143

    I don't think some people realize how powerful a Cortex A9 actually is, anyway, With those specs, I'd definitely buy one of those devices and put on a real OS, something like Crunchbang or Opensolaris. As long as that custom hardware is not bios locked :)
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