Google Announces New £229 Samsung Chromebook

Samsung £229 ($249) Chromebook

Samsung Chromebook (Source: Google)

It seems that Google isn’t giving up it’s Chromebook idea yet. Today, the search giant announced a brand new Samsung £229 ($249) 11.6inch Chromebook. It weighs 2.5 pounds and measures 0.8 inches thick. Promoted as the “Chromebook for everyone”, the notebook features an 11.6inch screen – with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels, 16GB of internal storage, 6.5 hour battery life, 2GB ram, an SD card slot, one USB 2.0 port and one USB 3.0 port, HDMI port and a VGA webcam.

However, the most intriguing component, is the processor  a Samsung Exynos 5 Dual ARM, a CPU normally reserved for smartphones and tablets. Google is selling the Chromebook for £229 ($249), and is available for pre-order today and a number of different outlets.

As with most Chromebooks, or devices with flash storage, it boots up in an impressive less than 10 seconds. It plays 1080p HD video smoothly as well, which is impressive, noting the processor. It may not be as quite full featured as an Ultrabook or Macbook Air, but it sure does give up a fight.

Google have created this video to showcase the new notebook:

More information can be found here.

(Source: BGR, Google Chrome Blog)

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