New Samsung Chromebook

I really like the concept of Chrome OS – with so many places now where WiFi is enabled and mobile phones becoming wifi routers it is beginning to make sense…

I have been considering a Chrome OS based machine for a while, but frankly, I think the prices have been a bit too high… I just saw the announcement regarding the new Samsung Chromebook soon to be released for $249 dollars.

I quickly went to check the specs, and compare it to the old Samsung Series 5 550. (See below)

Aside from the memory – Although I think this can be a good deal if you are looking for an internet-based device,  the prices need to come down a more (maybe in the $100-150 range) to be viable platforms…

What do you think ?

OLD

NEW!!

Samsung Series 5 550
Chromebook (Wi-Fi)

Samsung Chromebook
(Wi-Fi, 11.6-Inch)

Amazon Price

$449

$249

Size (WxDxH): 11.5 x 8.5 x 0.83 inches 11.4 x 8.1 x .81 inches
Screen Size 12.1-inch 11.6-inch
Display 1280 x 800 resolution;
300 nit brightness
1366×768 resolution;
200nit brightness
HDMI No Yes
Weight 3.02 lbs 2.43 lbs (1.1.kg)
Processor Intel Celeron (1.3GHz) Samsung ARM (1.7 GHz)
Memory 4 GB total 2 GB total
Storage 16GB SSD 16GB SSD
USB ports two 2.0 one 3.0, one 2.0
Memory Expansion: SD (16Gb Max) SD (16Gb Max)
Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n 2×2
3G Optional Optional
Boot time 12 seconds 10 seconds

 

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