Friday, March 23rd 2012

Chrome OS-powered Sony VAIO Notebook Exposed by the FCC

Things on the Chromebook front have been pretty quiet this year but it seems they will change soon as the US FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has received and tested a new machine running Google's Chrome OS. Seen below is the VAIO VCC111 Series, Sony's very first Chromebook, which features a 11.6-inch LCD screen (made by Samsung), 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, an SSD, an SD card reader, two USB 2.0 ports, a HDMI output, a webcam, and a 4100 mAh battery.


According to a label on the notebook's base the CPU inside is a T25, which suggests we're dealing with NVIDIA's Tegra 2 (dual-core) SoC. This would make for an interesting twist since all the Chromebooks released to date feature Intel Atom processor (one more Intel - ARM battle).

Since Sony has yet to officially announce the VAIO VCC111, its price tag and release date are unknown.

Source: Laptop Reviews
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7 Comments on Chrome OS-powered Sony VAIO Notebook Exposed by the FCC

#2
insane 360
wife is still using my cr48, she loves it.

for me its a neat toy, but i don't see myself changing to chrome os anytime soon, right now i'm on a dell duo with win8 on it and it is very quick and small.

i am happy that there is more coming out for chrome os though
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#3
Nick89
So I've been gone a few months, whats with the purple/pink names? And who is this Cristian guy?
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NdMk2o1o
by: TheMailMan78
Do WANT CHROME OS NOWS
Open up Chrome browser.............. you're now running Chrome OS
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entropy13
by: Nick89
So I've been gone a few months, whats with the purple/pink names? And who is this Cristian guy?
Purple/pink = news staff

Cristian = new news poster in TPU
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TheMailMan78
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by: NdMk2o1o
Open up Chrome browser.............. you're now running Chrome OS
Im just saying I would like a user friendly alternative to Windows and OSX. Linux and Unix are cool but Im not THAT tech savvy to make it secure or be fluent in it. A X86 Chrome OS I would try. But I use Photoshop and they even used Photoshop as an example of what a Chrome WILL NOT run.
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NdMk2o1o
by: TheMailMan78
Im just saying I would like a user friendly alternative to Windows and OSX. Linux and Unix are cool but Im not THAT tech savvy to make it secure or be fluent in it. A X86 Chrome OS I would try. But I use Photoshop and they even used Photoshop as an example of what a Chrome WILL NOT run.
All I mean is Chrome OS in the Chromebook sense is not really an OS, it is the Chrome browser, nothing else. All apps are web apps from the Chrome app store and are web/HTML based, there is no explorer, file system, local drive access etc so you turn on a Chromebook and all you get is the browser.

Chromium OS from what I understand is a little different in that it appears to be a desktop OS as opposed to just a web browser
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