The price and release date of the new Samsung Chromebook have been announced and this Google Chrome OS-based laptop seems all set to take on Windows 8-powered devices. Some of its features include fast boot-up and resume times as well as a relatively long power life.
The sleek device weighs approximately 2.5 pounds and measures less than an inch in thickness. It tags along a full size keyboard, a trackpad and a screen spanning 11.6 inches with 1366 x 768p resolution and 200nit brightness. The laptop is fueled by the Samsung Exynos 5250 processor as well as 2GB of RAM and boots up in close to 10 seconds. It ships with a hardware-accelerated user interface and a 16GB SSD for additional storage.
The Chrome OS boasts of offering built-in security attributes, fast internet speed and instant access to favorite applications using the app launcher. It updates automatically and comes with built-in cloud storage with Google Drive, for creating backup files and ensuring easy access to data from any other device.
Furthermore, this latest Chromebook laptop is said to cough up the juice for uninterrupted computing time of close to 6.3 hours. The Google-branded portable computer is integrated with a couple of 1.5W speakers and Wi-Fi for wireless internet if there’s an available hotspot. Its connectivity options are inclusive of a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, a mic-headphone combo jack and an SD memory card slot.
The new Samsung Chromebook can now be pre-ordered for a price of $249.99 from e-retailers like Tiger, Best Buy, Amazon, Staples and Newegg. It will start shipping on October 22.
– Samsung Exynos 5250 SoC
– Google Chrome OS
– 16GB SSD
– 2GB RAM
– 6.3 hours of battery life
– 2 1.5W speaker
– Full-size Chrome keyboard