Google announces revised Chromebook line-up, introduces new $249 Samsung model
0. phoneArena 18 Oct 2012, 20:25 posted on
Google is paring down the line-up a little bit and offering an attractively priced entry level Chromebook...
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2. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Me2, the 9$eries looks way much better.
3. theBankRobber (Posts: 645; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
There's no CPU clock spec or ram memory spec, I hope it has a beefy CPU and ram and then maybe we can talk.
5. Birds (Posts: 960; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Cnet says its a Samsung exynos a15 but there is no information on the clock speed.
12. Dr.Phil (Posts: 864; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
According to Engadget, it should have the new Exynos 5 series chipset. That should make it at least on par with the quad-core A9 chipsets while still being dual-core. According to Samsung, each A15 core is 1.5-2 times faster than one core of the A9 cortex. That means that a dual-core A15 processor is at least on par with a quad-core A9 chipset.
14. hung2900 (Posts: 769; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Sure it is Exynos 5 because of usb 3.0 support
4. MeoCao (unregistered)
Time to introduce Android books, Google.
6. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
time for google to merge android to chrome OS!! and make a powerful alternative to windows pc and macs!!!
so that it will be useful even with no internet connection!
17. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
That's a chromepad with an un-detachable keyboard!!! Not impressed! Better get an Android tablet.
9. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)
we need laptops and pc's running on android os. android ftw
10. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1044; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Pssh, a Note 2 is more powerful! Thatd be a better compromise.
11. Dr.Phil (Posts: 864; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
According to Engadget, this Chromebook actually features the new Exynos 5 series chipset. So, actually this should be just as powerful as the Note II, if not a little bit more powerful. The Exynos 5 series is built on the new A15 architecture, versus the A9 architecture of the Note II.
16. aahmed215 (Posts: 76; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)
I feel like Chromebooks are useless. I might as well get an Android tablet instead.
18. nicholassss (Posts: 348; Member since: 10 May 2012)
Why wouldn't i just get tablet and a keyboard? Seams silly.
19. downphoenix (Posts: 2267; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
I dunno if Google really gets what they are doing with Chrome OS. It seems to be too redundant to Android to really matter. Its pretty much Android with a touchpad instead of a touchscreen with how limiited it is.