Linked by fran on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 20:59 UTC
Google ChromeOS is set for a speed upgrade with Intel Core-based processors. Why, you may ask, given that Chrome OS is a cloud orientated device? The answer might have something to do with more and more offline applications being available, including Google Docs offline, which is coming this summer (many other Google applications are also set to follow this route). Other possible factors might include Google's gaming strategy with a newly established gaming division. High definition video playback, recently added to ChromeOS, will benefit from faster processors.
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Desktop Chromium PC
by fran on Sat 23rd Jul 2011 12:36 UTC
fran
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2010-08-06

Forgot to add.
A Chromium Desktop PC's is also emerging.
One of Google's target markets for Chrome OS is the corporate space.
Corporate's need desktops and many need dual monitor setups.

The xi3 Chrome OS desktop pc is one of the first to enter the market.
http://www.xi3.org/

On the pictures of the xi3 pc I see a DVI output and a Display port.

First time I’m learning about the xi3 company. Think their designs are beautiful.

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Chromebooks selling well
by fran on Sat 23rd Jul 2011 13:39 UTC
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2010-08-06
Offline Apps?
by Phloptical on Sat 23rd Jul 2011 20:22 UTC
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2006-10-10

Say it isn't so!?! Why would _anyone_ run an app offline? I thought "The Cloud" is ubiquitous. </end sarcasm>

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battery life
by fran on Sun 24th Jul 2011 13:18 UTC
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2010-08-06

One selling factor for ChromeOS laptops is the all day battery life. Wonder how Core processors is going to affect this.

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