Acer Dashes Hopes Of Chrome OS Netbook At Computex

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News Posted: Mon, May 17 2010 10:51 PM
Oh, boy. Internet rumors strike again. Not even 24 hours after the rumormill "confirmed" that Acer would soon be launching a tablet basedaround Google's Chrome OS, Acer has stepped forward to address thematter. And the answer, for anxious consumers, isn't a good one.Google's Chrome OS, despite being announced in 2009, has yet toactually ship on any products. With tablets and slate PCs being all therage this year, Computex seemed as good a time as any to make a debut.Unfortunately, Chrome OS won't be debuting at the show, at least not onan Acer machine.

In addressing the matter, Acer simply stated that they have no"short-term plans" for a Chrome OS netbook, but all hope isn't lost.The company admits that they think Chrome OS is "without doubt anexciting product," further stating that they are "naturally interestedin any product or service that enhances the overall experience of itsproducts and will of course be following the development and progressof Google Chrome and the evolution of Google's overall product strategyvery closely."

We obviously aren't going to read between the lines too much, but thatsure sounds a lot like "We'll have a Chrome OS product, but just notnext month." Here's hoping!

Acer will not launch a Chrome OS netbook at Computex

Manno, 17 May 2010 – Despite recent rumours in the press regardingthe launch of Chrome OS based netbooks at Computex, Acer today confirmsthat it has no short-term plans for such a product.

Acer believes that Google Chrome OS is without doubt an excitingproduct announcement and deserves it's full attention as well as anin-depth study of its potential from a consumers perspective.

Acer is naturally interested in any product or service that enhancesthe overall experience of its products and will of course be followingthe development and progress of Google Chrome and the evolution ofGoogle's overall product strategy very closely.

Detailed information on Acer products and a catalogue with prices inPDF format are available on Acer's website
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I still don't understand why anyone would use and why Google is still pushing Chrome OS. There are so many better Netbook OSes that are just as easy to use with 20 times the features.

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realneil replied on Tue, May 18 2010 7:28 AM

I haven't seen the Chrome OS yet to know if I like it or not. As they say, it hasn't shipped on anything yet. I understand it to be pretty no-frills and utilitarian though.

Dogs are great judges of character, and if your dog doesn't like somebody being around, you shouldn't trust them.

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