Sufficiently detailed information on the mobile computer Samsung Series 5 Chromebook, which the manufacturer calls "the world's first hrombukom" appeared in May. Then was called a base configuration price - $ 430 and the date of start of sales in the U.S. and some European countries - 15 June.
According to a posting on the website of Samsung, Series 5 Chromebook sale in the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and Italy started just today, June 24. The price of the Wi-Fi found to be 399 euros, a model with 3G - 449 Euros. In other countries, the device should appear "in the next few months," promises to Samsung.
Also become familiar with all specifications of the product. However, they do not differ from those. that have been published previously. We complete only that the dimensions of computer-based users who need constant access to the Internet, are 294.6 x 218.4 x 20.3 mm. Weighs "hrombuk", equipped with a screen size of 12.1 inches and a half pounds.
Make notes include a very short time - less than 10 seconds. On the keyboard, the device draws the attention of a special key search (it is located there, which usually have a key Caps Lock). On a single charge Battery Series 5 can stretch up to 8.5 hours battery can withstand up to 1000 charging cycles.
Google plans to update the specification of mobile computing Chromebook, making them more productive, says a source. "Hrombuki", originally built in the processor Atom Intel N570, Intel Core processors will be the middle segment, which will provide a significant performance boost. Google plan has already been approved by Intel, which is ready to give a discount of 10-20% in the corresponding processors.
Support the project of renovation going Chromebook company Samsung, Acer, ASUSTeK Computer and other manufacturers. Production of relevant products is expected in the fourth quarter.
Industry sources say that the 12-inch "hrombuki," promoted as a customer, "cloud computing, are at $ 50-100 more expensive than netbooks running Windows 7, but few of them are different. Coupled with an unattractive industrial design, this leads to a "disappointing" relative prices and features.
I should add that not all providers share the optimism of Google Notebook for the future of mobile computing with the Chrome OS. They believe that people who have long been accustomed to Windows with a huge selection of compatible software, it is difficult to interest than someone else, not having a clear advantage.