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Don't rejoice yet: Google Chromebook not coming to Asia

by FP Staff Oct 19, 2012 11:40 IST

Don't rejoice yet: Google Chromebook not coming to Asia

The new Chromebook, a low priced laptop launched by Samsung and Google, will not be coming to Asia, reports CNet.

The lightweight computer which was unveiled on Thursday, will sell for $249 and will run on an operating system revolving around Google's Chrome Web browser.

Like other so-called Chromebooks, this laptop doesn't have a hard drive. It functions like a terminal dependent on an Internet connection to get to information and applications stored in large data centers run by Google Inc or other technology providers.

It's the least expensive Chromebook that Google has released in the two years that it has been working on the product line. Google and Samsung released a slightly more sophisticated Chromebook priced at $449 in the late spring.

However the device is only going to be available for pre-order in the UK and US for now.

According to CNet, "The Chromebook is available for preorder online in the US and UK. Consumers can try them out in retail outlets starting from Monday. There's no word on when sales will expand to other countries--older Chromebooks are available in eight countries and we expect that the new model will eventually follow suit. Google has informed us that it currently has no plans to sell the Chromebook in Asia."

With inputs from AP

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