Chrome OS has a new Chromebook with one unveiled yesterday by Google. The Mountain View company has developed in partnership with Samsung.
If the first Chromebook showed high tariffs, this time Google has made the price has dropped significantly, perhaps inspired by the success of the Nexus 7. With a $ 249 price, it could attract new users.
On the hardware side, exit the Intel x86 architecture, it is now the latest Samsung SoC that replaces it. This is the Exynos 5250 Dual 5 which is based on a dual-core processor ARM Cortex-A15 architecture. It is of course another great feature of this Chromebook makes a step towards mobility. Such a choice also allowed Google to lower the BOM ( Bill of materials ) netbook.
The processor is supported by 2 GB of RAM while it integrates 16GB of internal flash memory for storage. Buyers will also benefit from free on Google 100GB Drive.
Connectivity side, it supports WiFi a / b / g / n and Bluetooth 3.0. It has HDMI, USB 2.0 and even USB 3.0 and an SD memory card slot.
It preserves the format netbook with a screen of 11.6 inch display 1366 by 768 pixels. Attractive features for Chromebook clearly oriented towards mobility with a weight of only 1.1 kg and a thickness of 2 cm. Google announced a range of 6.5 hours.
It is now possible to order online in the United States (on Amazon, Best Buy, and TigerDirect Store Play) and the UK (on PCWorld). Wish it to be quickly offered in other European countries.