Google has partnered with Samsung and Acer to offer a new type of laptop. What makes this device unique is that its operating system is Google Chrome and it has no additional software. It will be available June 15th through Amazon and Best Buy in the U.S. with other global release dates following after.

Google highlights several advantages such as:

  • 8 second startup time
  • 8 hours battery time
  • Built-in wireless and 3G
  • Automatic Updates
  • Built in security

What makes this device interesting is that there is no operating system or software needed. Software is added via the Chrome Web Store in the form of web apps and all of your settings (bookmarks/apps/preferences) are saved to the cloud. You can log into Chrome on any computer and access everything.

Official Google Chromebook Page

Amazon Chromebook Page

Fast Company Article