If you haven’t heard, Chromebooks is Google’s extremely thin client browser-only laptop experiment, and today Google has decided to give it a good ol’ refresh with a new option! Not only is it cheaper, but it seems to have a very similar design features as the previous Samsung Series 5 model did. It had a matte grey plastic with understated lines, and was overall a very nice looking device, especially to take out in public if your into bragging rights and all. The big difference to this device is that it is going to be priced at $249, which is a massive difference, as previous versions were originally priced at a whopping $449. The most significant change to this Chromebook is that Google moved from Intel based processors to ARM based processors in this release.
The Samsung Chromebook will now sport a sexy Exynos 5 dual core processor, 2GB of RAM, Wi-Fi capabilities, and a good 16GB of storage along with 100GB of Google Drive storage for two years free. It is sporting a 1366 x 68 11.6 inch matte display, and has UBS 2.0 and 3.0, HDMI and an SDcard slot. Definitely a good amount of features for only $249, which is only $50 more than the Google Nexus 7. Honestly, this is actually a really awesome computer for those who don’t want to spend a huge buck on a laptop. I personally know a few people that would absolutely love this Chromebook.
This new Chromebook is priced at $249, is currently available for pre-order on a lot of the major online retailers like Amazon, Best Buy and PC World. Next week it will be officially going on sale from the same retailers, and will also be sold directly from Google via their famed Play Store. Having it sold from the Play Store is rather interesting to me, it makes me really wonder what Google is going to be doing with it in the future and what sort of stuff they will be adding to it in the future.
If you so like, you can check out their ad by going here. It’s definitely there usual family themed ad, and it actually features some of the viral content that has gone up on YouTube, which I thought was really cool that they were able to do that. It’s definitely worth watching, make sure to take a look!
If you want to pre-order the Chromebook device right now, at the bottom of the article you can click one of the three links that will take you to their respective websites with the Chromebook listing. If you’d like to read the full post straight from the Google blog, you can just hit the source link below, and that should take you straight to the full post.
Does this device catch your interest at all? Would it be something that you are interested in taking for a test run? Do you see this device as being something that you would use on an every day basis? Let us know in the comments below!