Google’s Chromebook Detailed: Samsung Series 5 & Acer Netbook

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12 May, 2011 10:44 am

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At Google I/O 2011 the Chromebook was announced taking on Microsoft’s Windows operating system which has been the staple of the clam shell device for decades. You can pre-order one for yourself from Amazon and Best Buy starting June 15, according to the Chromebook website. With the slightly more expensive 3G version, these upstart netbooks could dampen sales for the tablets and smartphones that just aren’t cut out for serious work.

The Chromebook features an OS that boots up in 8 seconds, but that the slightly more expensive worldwide 3G option comes with free, 100 MB per month of mobile broadband from Verizon for two years. The Wi-Fi-only Acer starts at $349, with the price for the 3G worldwide model yet to be announced. The Samsung with Wi-Fi will cost $429, while the worldwide 3G version will set you back $499.

Samsung Series 5 netbook running ChromeOS

Display: 12.1″ (1280×800) 300 nit
Weight: 3.26 lbs / 1.48 kg
Battery: 8.5 hours of continuous usage
CPU: Dual core 1.66GHz Intel Atom N570 chip
Connectivity: Built in dual-band Wi-Fi and World-mode 3G (optional)
Harddrive: 16GB mSATA solid state drive
Camera: 1 MP HD Webcam with noise cancelling microphone
Plugs: 2 USB 2.0 ports; 4-in-1 memory card slot; Mini-VGA port
Keyboard: Fullsize Chrome keyboard
Mouse: Oversize fully-clickable trackpad

Acer netbook running ChromeOS

Display: 11.6″ HD Widescreen CineCrystalTM LED-backlit LCD
Weight: 2.95 lbs. | 1.34 kg.
Battery: 6 hours of continuous usage
CPU: Intel® AtomTM Dual-Core Processor
Connectivity: Built in dual-band Wi-Fi and World-mode 3G (optional)
Camera: HD Webcam with noise cancelling microphone
Multimedia: High-Definition Audio Support
Plugs: 2 USB 2.0 ports, 4-in-1 memory card slot, HDMI port
Keyboard: Fullsize Chrome keyboard
Mouse: Oversize fully-clickable trackpad

Via ZNet


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