Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 18 October 2012 19:30

Google announces new Chromebook with US $249 price tag

Written by Slobodan Simic

google samsung logo

Ultrathin 11.6-incher, A15 Exynos 5 on board


Google has launched its newest version of its Samsung built, Chrome OS-based Chromebook.

Built around an 11.6-inch screen, the new Chromebook is based on Samsung's Exynos 5 dual-core SoC, 2GB of memory and 16GB of flash storage. The new Chromebook weighs around 1.13kg (2.5 pounds) and is only 2cm (0.8 inch) thick at its thickest point, which easily puts it in the ultrathin category.

As noted, the new Chromebook is based on Samsung's Exynos 5 Dual 5250 SoC, it's completely silent and does not have any moving parts, no cooling fans or mechanical drive. The rest of the specs include 2GB of RAM memory, 16GB of flash storage backed by 100GB of Google Drive storage free of charge for two years, 802.11abgn 2x2 WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0 for connectivity, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output, 1.5W stereo speakers, SD card slot, and, what Google calls, full-sized Chrome keyboard.

The 11.6-inch screen has 1366x768 resolution and 200 nits of brightness, according to Google. The battery will be enough for over 6.5 hours, it boots under 10 seconds and resumes instantly. According to Google, the new Chromebook and its Samsung Exynos 5 can cope up with 1080p videos.

As of today, the new Google/Samsung Chromebook will be available for pre-order from Amazon, Best Buy, PC World and other retailers and available from these retailers as well as Google Play store as of next week. The price is set at an impressive US $249 or £229 if you are in the UK.

samsung chromebook2012 1

samsung chromebook2012 2

samsung chromebook2012 3

Last modified on Friday, 19 October 2012 08:44
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments