The price details of the new Samsung Chromebook 3G variant seem to have been left out when Google announced the latest laptop powered by the Chrome OS. This device was spotted on the South Korean conglomerate’s website and various online retailers in the US.
The first Chromebooks arrived in May 2011, through Samsung and Acer. And a lot seems to have changed in this release compared to its predecessors. The laptop measures 0.8 inches in thickness against the 1.3-inch Series 5 version which went official back in May. The overall weight has also been reduced down to 2.5 pounds. The company has dropped off the Intel processor to make room for its own Exynos 5 Dual SOC which is based on the ARM platform with a clock speed of 1.7GHz.
Under the lid, an 11.6-inch LED HD display takes care of delivering visuals in a 1366 x 768p resolution and a brightness of 200 nits. The embedded hoarding capacity amounts to 16GB and users will have 100GB of free storage on Google Drive. There’s even a 3-in-1 SD, SDHC and SDXC card slot. Also fitted within dimensions of 11.4 x 8.09 x 0.69 inches are 2 stereo speakers, one USB 3.0 port, a touchpad and 2GB of DDR3L RAM. Users can expect the Chromebook 3G to deliver approximately 6.3 hours of activity through the 2-cell Li-poly 4080mAh battery.
The device is currently up for pre-order at $329.99 through various retailers in the US. According to a listing on Newegg, the release date for the new Chromebook 3G is scheduled for October 31, 2012. The Verge reports that the laptop will arrive with 100MB of free data usage each month for a period of 2 years, courtesy of Verizon.