Google has announced a new Chromebook from Samsung, it’s 11.6 inches but it’s ARM-based with a $249 price tag. The laptop is 0.8-inches (20mm) thin and weighs 2.43 pounds or 1.1kg. What is really impressive is the a fanless dual-core A15-based Samsung Exynos 5 Dual (5250) SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in flash storage. If you’re wondering what this means it fits in between the original Atom-based Chromebook and the current Celeron based Series 5 Chromebook.
It features a 11.6-inch 1366 x 768-pixel matte display whihch good for on th go use and it has a full-size keyboard, a button-less trackpad and a 30Wh battery that offers 6.5+ hours of playtime. Under the hood we’ve got WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, full-size SD card reader and a standard 3.5mm headphone jack (with mic support), HDMI output, USB 2.0 port, USB 3.0 connector and a SIM slot, whether or not it comes functioning is optional.
I think Myriam over at Engadget said it best:
Ultimately, this is a phenomenal device for the price. If you’re used to working in the cloud, you’re basically getting 80 percent of the entry-level MacBook Air experience for a quarter of the price.
We’ve got her hands on video here below if you want to check it out.