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Eric Schmidt Talks Chrome OS, Netbooks and Pricing

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Nothing really surprising here, but Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt is talking up Google’s Chrome OS on Netbooks and the pricing of same. Schmidt seems to think that Netbooks running Chrome OS should fall in to the $300 and $400 range, which on many levels isn’t a surprise.

He was also talking about the challenges involved with creating what he calls the first new OS in 20 years, saying that Google is having to rewrite some of its own software to work with Chrome OS.

What he’s not talking about is how Chrome OS on devices is going to be positioned with the Android OS on devices. There’s still tons of time for all of this to shake out obviously, but I find it intriguing that Google is working hard on both fronts even though clear strategies haven’t emerged yet.

Warner Crocker is a professional theatre director, producer and playwright and also a Tablet PC enthusiast. He is also a Microsoft MVP for Tablet PCs. Send email to Warner. You can follow him on Twitter or Google+

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  1. TateJ

    04/20/2010 at 9:51 am

    For 199.00 or less, I’d gt one in a heartbeat.

    Why would a non techie/geek get one of these for 300 to 400 dollars over a netbook or even a low end laptop?

  2. Virtuous

    04/20/2010 at 5:42 pm

    Chrome netbooks will be cost equavalent to Windows netbooks. The problem with Chrome is it’s just a browser. People will return Chrome netbooks at almost the same rate as Linux netbooks.

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