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Old 30-05-2012
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New Samsung Chromebook and Chromebox Launched

With the addition of the Galaxy S III, Samsung's new high-end Android smartphone, the Korean manufacturer has now approached Google by announcing the release of new Chromebooks and a Chromebox.

Google, on its official blog, announces new features of its Chrome OS system, articulating the chrome browser with a Linux kernel. Chrome OS has a new interface with a desktop, a window manager and a task bar. This would ensure support for disconnected mode and propose a new media player and a new photo editor.

The Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 is available in two versions; WiFi or 3G + WiFi. It features a 12.1-inch screen (for a definition of 1280 x 800) topped with a webcam of 1MP. The machine runs on an Intel Celeron 867 Dual Core 1.3 GHz and lined with 4 GB of RAM and an Intel HD Graphics 3000. The storage capacity (16GB SSD) can be expanded via a SD card reader. In addition to two USB ports we find a DisplayPort. The WiFi version is announced at 449.99 dollars against 549.99 dollars for the WiFi + 3G model.

Samsung has also unveiled the first Chromebox, a box type that can be connected to two 30-inch displays. The computer hosts a Intel Celeron B840 dual-core clocked at 1.9 GHz with 4 GB of RAM and an Intel HD Graphics 3000. This machine has 6 USB ports, two DisplayPort and has a capacity of 16 GB SSD. The Chromebox is announced at $329.99. These machines are at present available in the UK and the USA and will be marketed in other countries thereafter.

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Re: New Samsung Chromebook and Chromebox Launched

The compact mini-PC Samsung Chromebox also features an integrated power supply. External peripherals such as printers, digital cameras, memory sticks, etc, a total of six usb devices can connect with the Chromebox. Two of the usb ports are easily accessible on the front side of the unit and the remaining four discreet on the back. Optionally, the delivery cane be expanded with the inclusion of a visually and color-matched keyboard and Chrome mouse.
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