Samsung today announced two new products featuring the Google Chrome OS operating system: the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook laptop and the Samsung Series 3 Chromebox desktop. These two devices feature faster hardware, accelerated software, an app-centric new user interface, and more. Here are the specs on these products and more info from Samsung:
Both the Series 5 Chromebook and Series 3 Chromebox feature Samsung's slim notebook desig. Weighing just over three pounds and measuring less than an inch thick, the Series 5 Chromebook is light and thin. The notebook features a full-sized keyboard, a 12.1-inch, SuperBright LCD screen and a built-in webcam.
The Samsung Series 3 Chromebox is a compact yet highly powerful home or office computer, offering the Chrome operating system in a desktop form factor. At 7.6 x 7.6 x 1.3-inches, this computer is small enough to put on a desk, in a bookshelf or next to the couch - and is also easy to transport between the home and office if needed. Its sleek matte black finish and silver accents are sure to add style to any home or office environment.
The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook boots up in as little as just seven seconds, with an Intel Celeron 867 Dual Core (1.3 GHz) processor sporting a 16GB SSD and 4GB of RAM. It offers an optional built-in 3G wireless feature from Verizon Wireless allows connectivity to just about anywhere. With the 3G option, Verizon will provide up to 100MBs per month of Mobile Broadband service included with the device for two years.
Like the Chromebook, the Samsung Series 3 Chromebox also features a 16GB SSD and 4GB of RAM, as well as an Intel Celeron B840 Dual Core (1.9 GHz) processor. The desktop box features a built-in 2x2 WLAN Wi-Fi and users can connect their Series 3 Chromebox to monitors up to 30-inches in size, a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, or even an HDTV using the Display Port output and connect to up to 6 USB ports.
Both Chromebook and Chromebox has Google Cloud support for syncing contacts and media. Also they are equipped for Google Cloud Print for easy web printing to any Samsung Google Cloud Print ready laser printer.
The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook and the Samsung Series 3 Chromebox will be available beginning May 30th. The Series 5 Chromebook Wi-Fi model will retail at $449.99 while the 3G model will retail at $549.99. The Series 3 Chromebox Wi-Fi model will retail at $329.99. The Chromebook and Chromebox are only available at Amazon.com and BestBuy and more.