Google announced that Samsung and Acer will start shipping Chrome OS laptops in Jun. The Samsung model offers a 12.1" screen and starts at $429 and the Acer version at $349, but interestingly Google will also offer "Chromebooks" on a subscription basis for businesses, schools and government agencies starting at $28 per month per business user and $20 for school and public sector users.
Although so far the Chrome OS had been described as built for netbooks, Sundar Pichai, Google's senior vice president for Chrome, stayed away from that term, referring to the machines as "notebooks" and "Chromebooks."
Samsung's notebook has a 12.1-inch display and in the U.S. will cost $429 for a model that only offers a Wi-Fi option for connectivity and $499 for one that also offers 3G connectivity from Verizon. The Acer machine will also offer Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity options from Verizon and will start at $349.