Series 5 Samsung Chromebook Hits Amazon

May 17, 2011

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The Samsung Series 5 “Chromebook” has been spotted listed up at Amazon.com along with a dedicated Chomebook store.

If you are not familiar with this new netbook / laptop concept, the Chromebook portable PC is built and optimised for the web.

The idea being that most of us do most of our work via the web anyway, so why include anything else! This allows the design to be stripped back to the bare essentials, allowing a more efficient and less complicated computing experience.

No news of a UK version yet but they have got a Chromebook page listed over at Amazon UK.

You can find more information on the Samsung Chromebook and a couple of videos over at Samsung.com

The Series 5 Notebook

The Samsung Chromebook offering is a very attractive looking 12.1″ notebook.  There are some interesting features which certainly get my attention, although we’ll have to wait for a review before we can see whether they stand up to reality.

  • Extra bright screen for improved outdoor visability
  • Instant on.  Well actually when you read further “less than 10 seconds”.  Still, that sounds good to me!
  • Improved online security provided by Chrome OS
  • 8.5 hour battery life
  • 3.3 pounds (1.5kg) – not bad for a 12.1″ laptop!

Samsung Chromebook Specifications

Expect to find the following inside your fiesty new Chromebook!

  • Processor: 1.66 GHz Intel Atom dual-core N570 processor
  • Storage: 16 GB solid-state drive (SSD)
  • System Memory: 2 GB
  • Communications: Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n)
  • Ports: Two USB 2.0, 4-in-1 memory card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)
  • Video out: VGA (via optional dongle)
  • Audio: Built-in stereo speakers, combo headphone/microphone jack
  • Battery: 6-cell battery for up to 8.5 hours of use
  • Webcam: 1-megapixel

Although please note that specifications are subject to change and regional variations so always check carefully with your suplier!

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