Google announced today the launch of the Chromebook, a laptop which allows users to instantly access and browse the web.
Developed in collaboration with Samsung and Acer, the Chromebook, with its built-in 3G and WiFi, boots up in 8 seconds, according to Google.
Additional features include automatic updates to software, making the operating system faster overtime, and a built-in security system that protects against malware and viruses.
Just as with smartphones, the Chromebook has millions of applications available for download through the Chrome Web Store.
According to The Official Google Blog:
Your apps, games, photos, music, movies and documents will be accessible wherever you are and you won't need to worry about losing your computer or forgetting to back up files.
Chromebooks bring you all of Chrome's speed, simplicity and security without the headaches of operating systems designed 20 to 30 years ago. We're very proud of what the Chrome team along with our partners have built, and with seamless updates, it will just keep getting better.
On June 15th the Chromebook will be available online in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Spain, with more countries to follow in the coming months. The Chromebook will also be available through Amazon and Best Buy. It is still unknown what the notebook will retail for.
Google also announced Chromebooks for Business and Education, with monthly subscriptions starting at $28/user for businesses and $20/user for education.