Chromium OS-based Kogan laptop launches

Chromium OS-based Kogan laptop launches

Summary: The Australian hardware maker has started taking orders for a cloud-focused laptop based on Chromium OS, the open-source counterpart to Google's Chrome

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  • Chromium Kogan Agora side on

    Kogan also said that he found many customers were already using cloud services such as Gmail, Flickr and Dropbox without realising it. The open, cloud-based nature of Chromium also means that the platform will evolve, he added.

    "Google's Chromium OS is an open-source project, making it a constant work in progress. This means the system will improve over time and new features and improvements will keep getting introduced by the open-source community," he said.

    Spec-wise, the Agora comes with a 11.6-inch WXGA widescreen HD LED display (1366-by-768-pixel resolution), an Intel Celeron M ULV SU2300 processor, 1GB RAM (with support up to 4GB) and a 30GB SSD.

    It also includes Wi-Fi, a 1.3-megapixel webcam, a card reader, integrated Bluetooth, three USB inputs and an HDMI-out.

    Photo Credit: Kogan

  • Chromium Kogan Agora Front

    The Agora 12-inch ultraportable is on sale now in Kogan's online store, priced at £269. Orders are due to start shipping from next week, according to the company.

    Manufacturers such as Samsung have unveiled cloud-focused devices running Google Chrome, but none of them are yet available for purchase.

    Unlike the Kogan Agora, the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook is available with optional 3G connectivity. Samsung plans to begin selling it on 15 June, with prices from £349 for the Wi-Fi-only version.

    Acer also announced an 11-inch Chromebook, which is set to retail in the US for $349 (£214), but it has not yet given the UK pricing details.

    Photo Credit: Kogan

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