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If you consider buying a Samsung Series 5 Chrome OS laptop you should think about the peculiarities that go along with using an operating system that mainly consists of a Web browser and a device tailored to work with it.
Here is a video featuring the brand new Samsung Series 5 Chromebook being unboxed and booted for the 1st time. After reading product descriptions and watching introductory videos one expects the Chromebook to be fast and easy to use, but when you boot it for the 1st time you'll need a little more patience.
Besides the Asus Eee PC X101 also the Lenovo Ideapad S100 was showcased at the recent Computex running the MeeGo operating system. The long awaited Ideapad S100 model is equipped with a low-cost Intel Atom N435 processor and sports a 10.1" screen.
There has been continued speculation about ASUS considering a Linux based operating system again for new netbook models. Google's Chrome and Android systems where the hottest candidates I guess, but an underdog won the race, the Asus Eee PC X101 netbook runs MeeGo.