Kogan Agora the first Google Chrome OS Laptop on Pre-order in Australia and UK; Release Date June 7th?
After the preview of Google’s open source Chrome OS, we saw some of the netbooks by Acer and Samsung apart from Google’s own CR-48 laptop that runs on Chrome OS, and regardless of that, now it seems that the time for first Chrome OS based Laptop to ship is very near. Yes this is an Australian company that will bring the device alive in the Market, namely Kogan Agora may not be familiar for people around the world but that doesn’t mean that they don’t have a surprise or two. The Kogan Agora (which used to be a smartphone) is touted to be the first notebook that will run on Google’s open source Chrome OS in the world, where it ought to start making its way to your doorstep from June 7th onwards.
The Kogan Agora’s 11.6 inch laptop with Google Chrome OS will sport 1.3GHz Celeron M ULV (ultra-low voltage) CPU and 1GB RAM and upgradable up to 4GB, of course. The inclusion of an Intel GS40 chipset ought to be enough for everyday use with 256MB of shared memory for graphics.
The Laptop also features a small 30GB SSD, a trio of USB ports, a HDMI port, a memory card reader and a 1.3-megapixel webcam. For wireless connectivity the device has Wi-Fi support and battery life estimated to lasts 3.5 hours. The first Chrome based Notebook the Kogan Agora is on pre-order in Australia for a price of AUD349 while it is £269 in UK.