Chrome OS is finally here, in fully realized form, and here's the skinny: It's a fully cloud-based operating system that works inside the Chrome browser, complete with instant-on power and free mobile data support from Verizon.
It won't run Crysis, but CompuLab's claims this is the world's smallest dual gigabit Ethernet-equipped PC. It measures just 4- x 4.5- x 1.05-inches, uses an Atom CPU (1.1GHz or 1.6GHz), and has room for a 2.5-inch SATA hard disk.
Acer's funky book-sized AspireRevo nettop just got a little better…and a touch pricier. This R3610-U9012 model has Windows 7, a dual-core Atom 330 processor, double the RAM (2GB), and full Ion graphics. It also keeps support for 1080p HDMI output.
The AE2010 improves on the AE1900 pretty much where it counts. The Atom CPU has been ditched for a faster Athlon X2 3250e, the memory and storage increased (4GB and 320GB, respectively), and the larger 20-inch touchscreen now does 1600-by-900.
After teasing us over Twitter yesterday, Lenovo has now outlined full specs and pricing for its new Q100/Q110 nettops, and D400 Home Server. Both nettops are 0.7-inches thin, and the Q110 has Nvidia Ion graphics with 1080p HDMI output.
Lenovo claims its upcoming Q100/Q110 nettops are "some of the thinnest in the world." We'll wait and see, but I like that etched motif. Meanwhile, we know more about the D400 Windows Home server because it's already available in Asia.
Here at the gdgt party, Lenovo introduced an all-in-one nettop we haven't seen before: The IdeaCentre C100 is an Atom-based, 20-inch nettop that will eventually pack Windows 7 and a touchscreen, but it'll have touchless Vista first.
MSI has gotten more official with its Wind Top AE1900—the nettop that only needs a 45W trickle of power—finally giving us a price: $529. Which is cheaper than some "netbooks" nowadays.
Acer's Revo, a tiny desktop that'll be "well under" $500, is the first computer with Nvidia's Ion netbook platform. Why care? Because it's got a crappy Intel Atom processor and plays HD Blu-ray movies flawlessly.
There're one or two contenders in the netbook-for-desktop nettop game, but with MSI's new Wind Neton machines it could get a bit interesting. Atom-based, of course, the PCs will come in 22-inch, 18.5 and 15.6-inch screen versions, dubbed M22, M19 and M16, and the all-in-one iMac alikes look like they'll have optional…