Google today at its I/O 2012 event has announced that its new Chromebooks will be available in 100 US Best Buy stores. Beyond this, Google exec Sundar Pichai says that the devices will become available via more retailers in the near future.
Discussing the new approach, the company said:
Speed is integral to the Chrome experience. The new Chromebook and Chromebox, based on Intel Core processors, are nearly three times as fast as the first-generation Chromebooks. And support for hardware-accelerated graphics, a built-from-scratch multi-touch trackpad and an open-source firmware stack provide a much faster and more responsive computing experience. The new Chromebook boots in less than seven seconds and resumes instantly. With the Chromebox, you can be on a video conference while continuing to play your favorite role-playing game on the side.
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