The new Samsung Chromebook laptop which made its debut last week has now landed on Google Play. What’s more, this Chrome OS-powered notebook is said to be the first non-Android device to hit availability status on the Play store.
Unlike the previous iteration which has a starting price of $449.99, this release is classified under the affordable segment as it carries a sub-$250 retail tag. The laptop features a sleek design measuring less than 0.8 inches in thickness and it weighs just about 2.5 pounds. For more accurate details, the dimensions read as 289.6mm x 208.5mm x 16.8mm to 17.5mm. Owing to these specifications, users may be able to conveniently carry the device around in a briefcase or backpack.
The platform implemented here is said to be ‘hassle-free.’ Users aren’t likely to be presented with useless updates and getting accustomed to the UI shouldn’t be a tedious task. The notebook can boot in under 10 seconds and it provides access to a host of Google services including Search, Gmail, YouTube and Hangouts amongst others. The battery life derivable through this Chromebook amounts to approximately 6.5 hours on a single charge. Where connectivity is concerned, users will have Wi-Fi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0. The company is also offering the device in a 3G version. However, the one up for grabs on the Play store comes with Wi-Fi only.
The new Chromebook can now be purchased for $249 on Google Play in the US, as reported by Android Police.
Main components integrated into the laptop include:
– Dual core Samsung Exynos 5 Dual SOC
– 11.6-inch HD display with low-glare matte finish, 200nit brightness
– 2GB DDR3 RAM; 16GB SSD
– USB 2.0, USB 3.0, HDMI ports