The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook is a 12.1-inch ultra slim netbook which measures just 0.79-inches in thickness, and of course runs Google Chrome OS (Opperating System).
The newly announced Samsung Series 5 ChromeBook is the very first Google netbook to be announced. The Series 5 netbook meets Google’s “Chromebook” specifcations and standards. It has a 12.1-inch 1280 x 800 pixel LCD with a 300 nit brightness, is powered by the dual core Intel Atom N570 CPU (1.66GHz), a mSATA 16GB solid state drive, and features an “All-day” battery, which should provide 8.5 hours of continuous usage.
It also feautures dual band 802.11 WiFi, optional 3G, 2x USB 2.0, a webcam, a revampped clickable trackpad. It weighs just 3.26 pounds.
The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook will be available to order from Amazon from June 15th for $429 for the WiFi version, and $499 for the worldwide 3G version, which also includes 100MB of free data from Verizon every month.
Chrome OS boasts a 10 second boot time (45 seconds average for Windows) and an instant resume. There is also an SDXC card reader on the Series 5, along with an optional VGA dongle.
SDXC card reader, and VGA-out via an “optional” dongle.