Samsung Series 5 Chromebook

We haven't had a chance to fully test this product yet, but we've assembled this helpful overview of relevant information on it.

For 2011, Google has three laptops coming out with one of them being the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook. It’s a laptop meant for on the go web surfing coming at just over 3 pounds in weight with a 12.1-inch display. Samsung claims up to 8.5 hours of continuous usage, though it might be a little less than that in reality.

The Series 5 runs on an Intel dual-core Atom Processor N570 with 2 gigs of built-in RAM. Connectivity is provided by built-in dual-band Wi-Fi and optional 3G modem. There’s also a built-in webcam, 2 USB 2.0 ports, and a 4-in-1 memory card slot. Google and Samsung say that their Chromebook boots up and allows for web browsing in seven seconds flat. There’s also a micro-VGA port with VGA adapter. It’s all available at an initial starting price of $349.

Features List:

  • 12.1″ (1280×800) display
  • Starting at 3.06 lbs / 1.38 kg 1
  • Up to 8.5 hours of continuous usage 2
  • Intel® dual-core Atom Processor N570
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Built-in dual-band Wi-Fi and 3G modem (opt) 3
  • Built-in Webcam3
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • 4-in-1 memory card slot
  • Micro-VGA port with VGA adaptor

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