The Chairman of Acer has stated that his company will be the first to release a netbook running the Chrome OS from Google. The netbook is set to be released in the second half of next year, following the projections from Google. However, Acer has been working on the netbook for a few months now and could have a head start on the competition. Dell has already made a custom build of Chromium OS for its mini10v, which users can get for free. There are several other companies that will be releasing their own netbook based on Chrome OS, so consumers will have a wide array of choices.