Performance testing the latest Chromebooks: Price matters

With all three Google Chromebook models in house, it’s time to share some more performance insights and benchmarks. I like that device makers are pushing the prices down, but be forewarned: power users hoping to use this as a primary device may want to spend extra.

Video look at Acer’s $199 C7 Chromebook: Not bad!

Google surprised many with the launch of a $199 Chromebook this week. So what’s the Acer C7 like? Overall the quality and performance is better than I expected for the price and it even has a 320 GB hard drive for those who want local storage.

Acer’s C7 is part PC, part Chromebook for $199

The new Acer C7 looks more like a tradtional laptop than any prior Google Chromebook because of the Intel Core processor and 320 GB magnetic hard drive. But it’s an aggressively priced Chromebook at $199, which could sway many to give Chrome OS a try.

Twitter’s data center mystery deepens

Twitter’s data center plans are reportedly in disarray according to sources. A few people shared that the microblogging service, which announced plans to build a Utah data center back in April 2010, had plans to abandon the site and move to a data center in Sacramento.