Acer Chrome netbook to have Atom chip, HD display, HDMI output

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28 Apr, 2011 10:36 am

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A couple of days before Google debuted Chrome OS, there was a screenshot leak of a keyboard that supposedly belonged to an Acer netbook with the yet to be released OS. The keyboard showed a layout different from the usual Windows setup and optimized for Chrome OS. This was probably the cancelled ZGA device mentioned back in December. However, Acer, along with Samsung did announce they’d be shipping Chrome OS netbooks when the OS is ready, so they’ve got something in the works and today Acer insider Macles has discovered what it is through bug reports.

He’s figured out that Acer’s upcoming Chrome OS netbook, is codenamed ZGB – the successor of the cancelled ZGA model, and that it’ll have a 1366 x 768 display, no size mentioned and HDMI output. It’ll have an Atom chip instead of AMD Fusion as one of parts is a video encoder chip, and AMD Fusion has that built-in already, not requiring an external part. That’s all for the time being. Chrome OS devices are expected to hit within the next 2 – 3 months but nobody’s offically announced anything yet.

Source: Macles


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