[Samsung Series 5 Chromebook] Specifications and reviews

Started by Xhanch Studio, May 12, 2011, 08:13:57 AM

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May 12, 2011, 08:13:57 AM Last Edit: May 12, 2011, 08:27:38 AM by Xhanch Studio
When Google announced the retail availability of their new Chromebook today at Google I/O, they also announced two hardware partners who would be making Chromebook right out of the gate. The first of those partners, is Samsung.

On the Google Chrome website, youââ,¬â,,¢ll find Samsungââ,¬â,,¢s Chromebook without a real name. Amazon, however, is listing several different configurations, all under the ââ,¬Å"Series 5ââ,¬Â³ name-tag. You can get Samsungââ,¬â,,¢s Series 5 Chromebook in two different colors, white or ââ,¬Å"titan silver,ââ,¬Â and with or without US 3G.

According to a combination of Google and Amazon, the specs on the new Series 5 Chromebook include:

  • Intel ATOM dual-core Processor N570 1.66Ghz

  • 12.1ââ,¬Â³ LED (WXGA) 300 nit Display at 1280Ãâ€"800

  • 1 Mega Pixel HD webcam

  • 16GB, Solid State Drive (mSATA)

  • 3.26 lbs / 1.48 kg

  • 8.5 hours of continuous usage

  • Built in dual-band Wi-Fi and World-mode 3G (optional)

  • Noise cancelling microphone

  • 2 USB 2.0 ports

  • 4-in-1 memory card slot

  • Mini-VGA port

  • Fullsize Chrome keyboard

  • Oversize fully-clickable trackpad (which has been totally revamped)

As far as pricing and availability is concerned, you can buy a Series 5 Chromebook starting on June 15th from Amazon or Best Buy for $429 (WiFi version) or $499 (3G, which includes 100MB of Verizon data a month).
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