Acer going Chrome this year

Acer plans to release a netbook running Google’s Chrome OS before the year is out.The company’s Jim Wong, president of the IT products division, told

Acer plans to release a netbook running Google’s Chrome OS before the year is out.

The company’s Jim Wong, president of the IT products division, told Bloomberg that a tenth of all the company’s netbooks could run the as-yet-unreleased operating system in the near future.

And he had good news for bookworms, too, announcing that a 6-inch Acer e-reader is heading to Europe in the first half of the year. The black-and-white e-reader may be able to access content directly from publishers, not just from booksellers.

Inevitably, there are also plans for an app store with downloadable content and tools.

While the e-reader and app store are standard bandwagon stuff, the Chrome announcement is an aggressive move towards the new OS.

Will it pay off? Would you consider buying a Chrome netbook this year? Let us know what you think in the comments.