Bug reports out Chrome OS ZGB netbook and Seaboard tablet
Yesterday I talked a bit about the details that had surface to the new Acer ZGB netbook that runs Chrome OS. The detail that we learned yesterday came by way of a bug report that showed some of the features of that notebook. We learned that it has a 1366 x 768 screen resolution and would be running an Atom processor for instance. Another bug report has pointed to the ZGB again along with a previously unknown tablet.
Both the ZGB and the tablet called Seaboard are believed to run Chrome OS. The Seaboard bug report surfaced from Chromium bug logs. The hardware in the machine apparently includes a Tegra 2 processor, Atmel MXT touchscreen, and the rig has a pair of USB ports too. The report also pointed to 1GB of RAM and HDMI output, which are all standard tablet fair today. However, some other tidbits confuse the matter a bit.
Apparently, there are some details that indicate the Seaboard has a “lid switch” and other details pointing to a physical keyboard. I think the easy guess, here may be that the machine is a convertible netbook. With Android doing such a good job on tablets today, I wonder about the viability of Chrome on a tablet. We will have to wait for more details to surface to get the full picture of what the Seaboard may be.