For some time now, Google has had an interest in promoting cloud based computing which they hoped customers would accept in the form of Chromebooks. Today, we’ve heard that the company has introduced a pair of Samsung devices, both of which are running on the Chrome operating system.
The difference between the two models is that one will come with 3G and WiFi while the other will be WiFi only. Within the United Kingdom, the devices will go on sale on October 26 which just so happens to be the exact same date that Microsoft is introducing the world to the official launch of their Windows 8 OS.
The WiFi only model will go on sale for £230 while those that need 3G network connectivity can pick up the second model for £299. Both devices have a thickness of 20.3 mm and a weight of 1.13kg while their display screens measure 11.6-inches with a pixel resolution of 1366×768. The devices also have 2GB DDR3 SDRAM and run on an ARM dual core processor (1.75GHz Samsung Exynos 5).
Because the Chrome OS is lightweight in size, the Chromebooks have been benchmarked to have a 10 second start time and with their long lasting battery, you will be able to obtain 6.5 hours of up time before needing to be recharged. A nice perk that Google is throwing in is that anyone that buys one of these Chromebooks will be entitled to 100GB of free space on Google Drive.