Google just made the first consumer ready Chromebook official by announcing the Samsung Chromebook. The device has a 12.1-inch screen and looks pretty darn sexy.The Google Chromebook will be available on June 15th in US, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Spain for $349-$499 and $20-$28 monthly for educators and businesses.
Throw in an optional 3G connection and you will end up with a truly mobile office – perhaps making you think twice of recommending your boss to get you the Chromebook, as it means you no longer have any more excuses to give when it comes to getting work done on the road. Security-wise, Chromebooks aren’t that vulnerable since they come with many layers of security built right inside, helping you save more money as there aren’t any anti-virus software to buy and maintain. Apart from peace of mind, it also saves you hours from setting up and keeping your machine up-to-date.
But will it be enough? I ask that question in a separate article “Will Google’s ChromeBook Web Based OS be Enough?”
- 12.1″ (1280×800) 300 nit Display
- 3.26 lbs / 1.48 kg
- 8.5 hours of continuous usage 1
- Intel® AtomTM Dual-Core Processor
- Built in dual-band Wi-Fi and World-mode 3G (optional)
- HD Webcam with noise cancelling microphone
- 2 USB 2.0 ports
- 4-in-1 memory card slot
- Mini-VGA port
- Fullsize Chrome keyboard
- Oversize fully-clickable trackpad