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The publication China Times has reported that a Google-branded Chromebook with touch-screen functionality is currently gearing up for production.

Apparently, the new touch-enabled model will feature a 12.85-inch screen and brand new manufacturers. Taiwanese manufacturer Compal will build the new Chromebook and Wintek will provide the touch panel display, China Times reports.

Rumor has it that Google is planning on building 20 million units and the likely ship date is early 2013.



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I'd rather they pay some tax first.



Can't wait to buy one. The latest Samsung was/is really nice, but a Nexus version would likely be perfect.

kowenicki said:
I'd rather they pay some tax first.

Then tell the republicans to quit creating loopholes for their rich buddies. (I recognize this isnt' a political thread and its not all R's and there are surely many D's with lined pockets that help rich/corps) This is why I wanted Ron Paul. No one else in the running would even consider fixing anything that really needs to be fixed. Can't blame Google for filing their taxes according to how the law is written.

sorry for the OT...



Did...did they just say "touch-enabled"?


HOLY SHIT!!!


Seriously though, one has to wonder what is so special about it. The Google brand itself?

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i only see dallas on vgc to advertise google products or to talk in google/microsoft/apple/nokia threads how bad they are doing compared to google or how bad it is to work together with microsoft as mobile phone producer. so, are you a google employee or just the biggest google fan on earth?



Can someone explain to me why anyone would want to use a Chromebook? I really just don't see the point (I see why Google wants me to buy it, but I don't see what's in it for me).

ebw said:
Can someone explain to me why anyone would want to use a Chromebook? I really just don't see the point (I see why Google wants me to buy it, but I don't see what's in it for me).


most people agree with you.



IIIIITHE1IIIII said:
Did...did they just say "touch-enabled"?


HOLY SHIT!!!


Seriously though, one has to wonder what is so special about it. The Google brand itself?


Nexus devices are the best Android devices you can get. Simply the best experience overall. (btw, Chrome/Chromebooks/Android are all merging in case some of you didn't know... thus "Nexus" will be Google's brand across everything)



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kowenicki said:
I'd rather they pay some tax first.

While I can't say I disagree with the sentiment, I can say I'm surprised to find it on this site. Used to seeing it on the BBC and the newspaper sites I use, just seems odd to see it here.

superchunk said:

Then tell the republicans to quit creating loopholes for their rich buddies. (I recognize this isnt' a political thread and its not all R's and there are surely many D's with lined pockets that help rich/corps) This is why I wanted Ron Paul. No one else in the running would even consider fixing anything that really needs to be fixed. Can't blame Google for filing their taxes according to how the law is written.

He's refering to the UK system, although I supose you replace 'republicans' with 'conservatives' and the message still fits.

OT: I don't see how a touchscreen laptop would really work. I would always just default to the keyboard and seems quite pointless if all I'm going to do is use the screen to open an app. Better left to smartphones and tablets.

 



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