Will Acer Be The First To Bring Chrome OS To The Market?
DigiTimes is reporting that Acer plans to launch a Google Chrome OS netbook in the second half of 2010, a project that’s been in development since mid-2009. Considering that the Acer Aspire One D250 is on the list of netbooks compatible with the current developer build of the OS it isn’t a stretch to assume Acer could be working on this. But considering the lack of named sources, I don’t find myself getting too excited. We’re not that excited about Chrome OS in general here at LAPTOP. Once we had a chance to play with it the experience left us feeling underwhelmed. We also have to wait at least six months according to DigiTimes unnamed source, which doesn’t match up with the projected launch date the Chrome OS team gave at its demo a few weeks ago. They said it would be a year before netbooks with the OS hit the market, though in mid-2010 they expect to release the hardware requirements. Once we get close to these dates, the race to produce the first Chrome OS netbook will heat up and then it’ll be time to get excited.