Acer announces first Google Chrome OS netbook

Summary:Acer has nabbed the bragging rights to being the first to produce a Google Chrome OS-powered netbook, to be released some time next year.

Acer has nabbed the bragging rights to being the first to produce a Google Chrome OS-based netbook, to be released some time next year, according to a Digitimes interview. And the rest is being kept hush hush.

The netbook company has been working on the yet-to-be-named device since much earlier this year. They've also dallied around with Google before on the Acer Aspire D250 (seen above), which has dual-boot Windows XP and Google Android capabilities.

While we don't have an exact date, or even sample specs or prices yet, it's likely that this is only the first of an oncoming slew of Chrome OS-powered netbooks. Don't forget you can also get Chrome OS on your laptop already. And with the preview having been available for some time now, PC World has some additional tips to help you get it if you're having trouble.

Topics: Hardware, Enterprise Software, Google, Mobility


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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