Samsung just has announced a Google-branded 11.6-inch (1366 x 768p) display equipped ChromeBook tagged at $249 (circa £229). The new device can be preordered starting today from Google, while the major online retailers in the US and UK will be stocking it starting Monday.
Powered by a Exynos 5 dual core ARM-based processor from Sammy, the new Samsung ChromeBook boasts about 6.5 hours of battery life.
Weighing around 2.5 pounds, the new ARM-based Samsung ChromeBook measures just at 0.8 inches thin. It also packs WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, two USB ports [3.0 & 2.0], an HDMI output, and a front-facing VGA shooter.
Reportedly, the new device features 16GB of internal storage [expandable] and 2GB of RAM. The Chrome OS [built on Linux] running Chrombook, at the time being, is only being offered in WiFi model. There’s no 3G model… at least not yet.
Moreover, the tech giant is also offering 100GB of free Google Drive storage for two years with each purchase.
On the other hand, an Intel Celeron CPU powered model also can be grabbed for $449.