Samsung and Google have announced their first ARM Chromebook, the Series 3, priced at £229 in the UK and $249 in the US. Great price right?
The machine features ChromeOS (of course), a dual-core A15-based Samsung Exynos 5 Dual (5250) SoC, 2 GB DDR3 RAM, a decent 11.6-inches with 1366 x 768 resolution, 16GB SSD, a memory card reader, 1 x USB 2.0 and 1 x USB 3.0 ports, 802.11 a/b/g/n wifi and HDMI output. Boot time is said to be only 7 seconds while the battery should be good for over 6 hours of use.
It’s light, it’s extremely inexpensive, and most important of all: it’s a high quality machine
Samsung Chromebook Series 3 Advantages :
- The Samsung Chromebook is a lightweight, thin, and inexpensive laptop for those times when all you need is a powerful browser.
- USB 3.0 and HDMI compatibility
Samsung Chromebook Series 3 Disadvantages:
- Creaky plastic
- Odd, inconvenient port placement
- Software still stuttery from time to time
Samsung Chromebook Series 3 Price
The $249 Samsung Chromebook is a good extra computer for cloud-loving Google-centric Web users.
BOTTOM LINE :
With a cost of $249, this notebook gets people online on the cheap and provides a comfortable keyboard and touchpad. The 1.7-GHz Exynos 5 dual processor and 2GB of RAM can’t run some of the games in the Chrome Store, but these components should satisfy many user’s needs. In addition, the Chrome OS itself has improved significantly since its launch.
If you’re primarily interested in getting online or you’re looking for a secondary computing device, the latest Chromebook is a pretty good value.
Key features :
- Processor : Exynos 5250 (1.7GHz, 1MB L2 Cache)
- Memory : 2GB DDR3L System Memory at 800MHz (on BD 2GB)
- Hard drive : 16 GB
- Graphics : Table, Shared with System Memory
- Operating system : Google Chrome
- Dimensions : 289.6 x 208.5 x 17.5 ~ 17.5mm (11.4″ x 8.2″ x 0.68″ ~ 0.68″)
- Weight :1.1kg (2.42 lbs)
- Display : 11.6″ HD LED Display (1366 x 768)