ELECTRONICS FIRM Kogan has sprung out of nowhere with its announcement of the world's first laptop running Google's Chrome operating system (OS).
The Agora laptop is available to buy now and will be delivered on 7 June according to Kogan. The company has jumped ahead of Acer and Samsung to release the world's first laptop that runs Chrome OS. The Agora laptop is priced at £269.
The Agora has an 11.6in LED display with 1366x768 resolution and is powered by a 1.3GHz Intel Celeron processor. Kogan has put 1GB of DDR2 RAM in the laptop along with a 30GB solid state disk (SSD) drive.
There are three USB ports plus an Ethernet port, a 1.3MP webcam and an HDMI port. Kogan claims that the Agora boots up in 4.5 seconds. The device weighs 1.3kg, is 25mm thick and Kogan claims it has a battery life of 3.5 hours.
The news comes shortly after we heard straight from Google that its cloud-based operating system is for notebooks only. Security firm Kaspersky has commented on the security of Google's new operating system, which includes such features as self-healing and automatic updates.
Ruslan Kogan, CEO of Kogan said, "We've been able to beat the rest of the world to bring the first commercially available laptop running Google's Chromium OS." µ
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