If Acer and Samsung thought that they were forever going to have the Chromebook market all to themselves, we’ve some seriously bad news for the two companies. A Japanese rival seems to be gearing up to invade what has essentially been their collective fiefdom till now. Hit the jump for more.
recently discovered documents pertaining to what appears to be a Tegra-based Sony chromebook on the the
Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) website
. Contained in the FCC filing are some pictures of the device and a user manual that identifies it as a VAIO VCC111 Series computer.
One of the pictures features a right-angle ruler being used to measure the Chromebook depth, which is around 21cm or 8.27-inches. Other pictures contained in the FCC filing reveal the presence of an 11.6-inch Samsung LCD, D-Max webcam, Huawei Gobi 3000 3G module, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI port, SD card reader and two USB 2.0 ports.
But perhaps the most interesting bit is the processor, which is simply identified as “T25” in a sticker on the Sony Chromebook’s bottom. Laptop Reviews suspects the T25 could actually be Nvidia’s Tegra 2 T25 ARM chip. If that indeed turns out to be the case, it will be the first ARM-based Chromebook on the market.