Google, Samsung unveil lightweight Chromebook at $249

Google, Samsung unveil lightweight Chromebook at $249 San Francisco: In its bid to take on rival Microsoft, Google and Samsung have introduced a lightweight laptop computer priced at USD 249

The laptop will run on an operating system revolving around Google's Chrome Web browser.

Like other so-called Chromebooks, this laptop doesn't have a hard drive. It functions like a terminal dependent on an Internet connection to get to information and applications stored in large data centers run by Google Inc or other technology providers.

The low-priced laptop represents Google's latest challenge to the Windows operating system used in most personal computers. It goes on sale early next week, just days before Microsoft Corp releases Windows 8, a dramatic makeover of its operating system.

Most of the PCs running on Windows 8 will sell for USD 500 to USD 1,000.

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