Never one to sit back and watch the competition, Google is testing the retail waters with a 285 square-foot space inside a London computer store they opened this past Friday. With the air of a trendy pop-up boutique it will only be open through Christmas, but is an important experiment for the equivalent of the web's 900 pound gorilla.
Google Chromebooks, small laptops outfitted with Google's Chrome OS that's stripped down to exist solely using web apps, are now available for purchase. Will you be picking one up?
Google announced their stripped-down Chrome OS a while ago, but just today they unveiled some new Chromebooks that are designed from the ground up to run the netbook OS. It talked about rental Chromebooks for students, but what about those for people who want to own their computers.