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ChromeBook

Is a laptop which runs with Chrome OS as its operating system. This laptop was designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and data residing "in the cloud".

The first Chromebooks for sale, by Acer Inc. and Samsung, were announced at the Google I/O conference in May 2011 and began shipping on June 15, 2011.

On 2013, Lenovo, Hewlett Packard and Google itself entered the market. In addition to laptop models, a desktop version, called a Chromebox, was introduced in May 2012.

In December 2013, Samsung launched a Samsung Chromebook specifically for the Indian market that employed the company's Exynos 5 Dual core processor.

The Google Chromebook is gaining in popularity and market share, due in large part to their affordability and simplicity. This makes them perfect for students and people that don't need a complex operating system to do light work online, such as email, browsing the Web, and the occasional bit of word processing.

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