“Google Inc. unveiled $149 laptops, challenging Microsoft Corp. in the market for the lowest-priced computers,” Brian Womack reports for Bloomberg.

“The new Chromebooks, the least-expensive ones yet, feature ‘all-day’ battery life and are available online for pre-order, Google said Tuesday in a blog post,” Womack reports. “Google is pushing low-end laptops as it looks for new ways to draw people to its Chrome operating system from Microsoft’s Windows.”

Womack reports, “The Google laptops, which don’t have hard drives, rely on the Internet for typical tools such as e-mail, document storage, word processing and spreadsheet creation.”

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MacDailyNews Take: It’s the battle for the empire of junk upon which Apple looks down with amusement.

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