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Want a notebook based on Google's Chrome OS? Want it this week? Aussie online retailer Kogan is promising Brits just that. Kogan Agora Chrome OS netbook Kogan's Agora is a 12in, 1366 x 768 machine with 1GB of Ram, a 30GB SSD, Wi-Fi (2.4GHz 802.11n), Bluetooth and HDMI out. The laptop is based around an Intel Celeron SU2300 …

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  1. Karnka
    FAIL

    Bad El Reg

    It's the world's first 'Chromium' OS laptop, not chrome.

  2. Johntron
    Facepalm

    Stop the presses

    Is that a "Windows" key I spy? Also, no super-cool "Search" key instead of a Caps Lock?

    1. Geoff Campbell

      This may or may not be pertinent:

      http://www.kogan.co.uk/shop/agora-pro-12-ultra-portable-laptop-computer/

      GJC

  3. Geoff Campbell
    Boffin

    Well....

    The download file from Google is called:

    Chrome_OS_Linux.i686-1.3.767.oem.tar.gz

    GJC

  4. JDX Gold badge

    Ugh

    I personally hope ChromeOS is as successful as Buzz and Wave.

  5. frank ly

    When will El Reg review it?

    See title.

  6. Robert E A Harvey
    Thumb Up

    quite clever

    Obviously old stock they were stuck with. Bung summat lightweight and fashionable on it, sell even some of them and get some good publicity.

    Good business decision, regardless of the performance you end up on them. Good for them.

  7. Dave Fox
    Go

    Ordered last week

    I ordered one of these last week primarily out of intellectual curiosity rather than expecting it to be a usable business tool.

    Battery life on the Chromium-OS based Kogan appears to be only half what other OEMs (e.g. Samsung) quote for their Chrome-OS based devices, but at this price point I'm prepared to give it a shot!

  8. Adrian Esdaile
    Pint

    Australian? What?

    Then I guess that would be 'Kogans for Bogans'

    Is it beer-n-spew-proof?

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Pint

    Kogan?

    Wasn't that the bad guy in Highlander, the one who looked like a reject Motorhead roadie?!

  10. The Jon
    Coat

    Not for me...

    ...i'm Agoraphobic.

  11. b166er

    Tit le

    £9 from the other side of the globe? No wonder we're in a mess.

    The Jon, you should get out more...

  12. Mick Stranahan
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    Not sure about Chrome / Chromium

    but I am tempted by the Ubuntu version

    http://www.kogan.co.uk/shop/agora-pro-12-ultra-portable-laptop-computer/

    1. Robert E A Harvey
      Linux

      tempting

      Not sure about the hyperbole, "High Powered Mobile Computing" = Intel Celeron M, and the risk of paying £1.64 extra by not being 'quick'.

      but ignoring that, yes it looks good value and nice to see someone offering a machine with no gates tax.

      Tempted.

  13. MS Rocks

    where is my chequebook.....?

    OOOOOOhhhh great!!!!

    I will buy one as a cheap laptop to run Office on! Oh, hang on a sec…..

    I will buy one to use for Skyping! Oh, hang on a sec…..

    I will buy one as a cheap device that I can take to remote places without a phone signal! Oh, hang on a sec…

    I will by one to store my music and photos on! Oh, hang on a sec….

    I will buy one to play my favorite games on! Oh, hang on a sec….

    I will buy one so that Google can spy on my every movement online and sell my details to the highest bidder! Oh, that will work perfectly! And it only costs me 270 quid……

  14. Sorry that handle is already taken. Silver badge

    Kogan

    Let's hope their notebook computers are (much, much) better than their TVs.

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