Thursday, October 18, 2012

Google Samsung Chromebook, $249

New Samsung Google Chromebook Unveiled, Priced at $249

@ Wired

Weighs in at 2.5 pounds, features a Samsung Exynos 5 dual-core processor
(otherwise known as the ARM Cortex-A15 processor) and a full-sized Chrome keyboard.

The Chromebook's 11.6-inch display boasts a resolution of 1366 x 768,
which is accompanied by 16GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM.
Battery life claims to be over six hours.

Some people complain: why not Android, that comes with plenty of apps.
But most of those apps are designed for touchscreen, so they may not work.

Also, for just a little bit more money can buy a full-featured laptop with Windows.
Again, this is not the same, since Laptop is usually much heavier,
and it requires more maintenance... in particular for security...

It would be interesting to see if Windows RT machines could come close to this price point.
In fact, that may even be possible, but Samsung is not very likely to try that,
since they can sell much more expensive devices with similar specs...