Google announced its first Chrome-based notebooks at its Google I/O conference here.

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SAN FRANCISCO--Google announced its first commercial Chromebook laptops Wednesday at its annual Google I/O conference here.

Samsung and Acer will each be offering Chromebook laptops starting June 15. The Samsung Chromebook will cost $429 for the Wi-Fi only version and $499 for the 3G version. Acer's Wi-Fi only Chromebook will cost $349.

The devices will be available for sale in the U.S. from Amazon and Best Buy. Google will also be selling these Chromebooks internationally in the U.K., France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, and Italy.

Specs for both machines are available here.

Samsung is hosting an event later tonight where it will provide more details on the new Chromebook. Acer will also be providing details about its Chromebook.

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