It looks like Asus may not be the only company working on a Chrome OS notebook that could launch this summer. Sony Insider reports that Sony has an 11.6 inch notebook in the works designed to run Google’s web browser-based operating system.

While the Asus model is expected to be dirt cheap, selling for as little as $200, I’d be surprised if the Sony Chrome OS notebook sells for that price. Not only does Sony typically charge a premium price for its computers, but if Sony Insider’s specs are accurate, the Sony Vaio Chrome OS notebook will have some premium features including:

  • 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display
  • 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16GB solid state disk
  • 8 hour battery

The notebook will reportedly have a wide keyboard but a light weight design with the computer weighing about 2.2 pounds and measuring about three quarters of an inch thick.

At launch, the notebook will likely have WiFi connectivity, with Bluetooth and GPS options coming later.

via Engadget

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3 replies on “Sony may be working on a Chrome OS notebook”

  1. Watch out, Sony is data mining and cheating consumers. They pulled the OtherOS support after selling PS3 with support for Linux, and then got court order to get any IP address for anyone getting the hack to restore it to sue them.

    Only an idiot or someone who works for an idiot would buy anything from Sony.

  2. Any time I hear anything about Sony making less expensive devices I think they are really trying to leverage more devices for their ‘PlayStation Suite’ Service.

    They said just two months ago, “”Casual gaming on multi-purpose mobile devices is a growing market that we simply cannot neglect. With that in mind, PS Suite is a new initiative to offer PlayStation quality games on Android based portable devices, be it mobile phones, smartphones or tablet PCs.”

    Android is a given, but maybe they plan on this working on Chrome OS too.

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