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Sony Jumps On Chrome OS Bandwagon With VAIO VCC111 Laptop

Sony will almost certainly become the third major manufacturer after Samsung and Acer to launch a Chromebook after the VAIO VCC111 was discovered in the FCC database, one of the last steps before the product goes on sale in the US.

A user guide explains how the boot up procedure for the OS occurs and there's even a picture showing a keyboard that looks like a Chrome OS one, without the Window button and with some Chrome OS specific keys.

Other features include a HDMI port, a microphone & headphone port, two USB 2.0 connectors, a 11.6-inch screen, a black matt finish plus a SD card reader.

No details as to how much the laptop will cost or when it will go on sale. It would be interesting to see whether, like for the Google TV, Google encourages manufacturers to release ARM-based version of the Chromebook.

Toshiba released an ultra portable laptop two years ago called the AC100 which ran Android 2.2 Froyo on a Tegra 2-based platform and although product was a financial failure mainly because Froyo is not what you'd call a keyboard friendly operating system, swapping the OS for ICS or for Chrome OS would possibly yield a different product altogether.

Source : Laptop Reviews

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