Google Chromebook, the software-less notebook where you do all the work in the web browser and all your files are stored in the cloud, could launch India in the next few months.
Sundar Pichai, who heads the Google Chrome browser and the Google Chrome OS initiatives, told The Hindu that he would be surprised “if Chromebooks are not shipped in India by early 2012.” He didn’t discuss the price though.
Google notebooks, or rather netbooks, are manufactured by Acer and Samsung and are available in both 3G and Wi-Fi versions. The Wi-Fi only Chromebook from Samsung is available online for $399.99 while the 3G + Wi-Fi model is available for $449.99.
The first Chromebooks hit the retail shelves in June 2011 and, after all these months, I expect there will be price drop before they bring these notebooks to India. Would you buy one?