Kogan Launching Chromium OS Laptop Next Week

Been itching to try out the Chromium OS on a dedicated laptop? Looks like your best bet in Australia comes from Google fanboy Ruslan Kogan in the shape of the new Agora 12 ultra portable laptop launching next week.

The low-powered laptop comes with 1GB of RAM and a 30GB SSD and is powered by an Intel Celeron M ULV processor, with an 11.6-inch 1366x768 display and 3 USB ports. Battery life is rated at about 3.5 hours - pretty low in this day and age - but then again, the entire laptop is only going to cost $349 plus shipping.

It's important to note that this isn't running the upcoming Chrome OS - it's the open source Chromium OS version.

If you're keen on checking Google's plans for the future of computing, that kind of money is as good as you're going to find on any laptop. We won't vouch for the quality without having tested it ourselves, but at $349 it almost doesn't matter if it's crap. Almost.

[Kogan]

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