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Is Google's Chromebook the future of computing?

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As Google prepares to launch the Chromebook in the US, Spencer Kelly takes a look at the prototype which aims to change the way we look at computing.

Featuring the new Chrome operating system, the laptop works within a browser environment with your personal files stored online, in the cloud.

The Chromebook, with initial hardware coming from Samsung and Acer, launches in Europe in the next few weeks.

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