Chromebook is something we would not usually class as a mobile product just because you can lug it around, but because it is possible to port and run Android on the Chromebook I couldn’t pass up the chance to share this poem. The Google guys distributed it as a creative way of letting the world know the Chromebook will be extended out to nine additional countries soon.
The Chromebook 2 officially announced on the 3rd of March 2014 and prices start at $319.99 if you want to pick up a copy. This notice doesn’t come with a lot of specifics so from what we can tell, the Mountain View team are planning on launching a range in the nine countries and then keeping the product line rolling out as they get updated. The countries mentioned are the Philippines, New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, Chile, Mexico, Italy, Spain and Belgium.
I once recommended one of these laptops when it was on sale last year. However, having an operating system based solely around Google Chrome was far too daunting for them. It ultimately led to my friend not going with what have been a good value deal. I can’t blame her either as I did get asked several questions I could not answer and reassure that everything would be fine. I inform you of this, so you thoroughly think through your choice before buying.
Something else worth mentioning is that they come with different brands. For example, there is a Samsung version and an Acer variant. HP also just announced their own variant of the Chromebook overnight. Each one has different specs to go with it so always check out what you are getting before assessing whether it is worth paying for or not.
Here is the poem I was talking about:
Chromebooks are coming to nine more nations
to improve computing for all generations.
So we’d like to say our Hellos
to our new global Chromebook fellows:
Kia ora to our New Zealand mates,
where getting on-line will have shorter waits.
Kumusta to new friends in the Philippines,
a better way of computing is what this means.
Hallo to all the folks in Norway
Speed, simplicity and security are coming your way.
Hej Hej to the people in Denmark
Built-in virus protection will be your new computing benchmark.
To Mexico and Chile, Hola we say
Tons of apps and free automatic updates are starting today.
And in the coming weeks — very soon, you’ll see –
Chromebooks will be in Belgium, Spain and Italy.
Chromebooks are easy to share, manage and use,
With lots of shapes, colors and sizes to choose.
Stay safe with your data stored in the cloud,
A smart pick like Chromebook will make your mom proud.
When Chromebooks in these countries alight,
We hope our new global friends find some computing delight.
Source: Chrome Blog