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October 19, 2012

Google to sell Samsung Chromebook for $249

In spite of the success that Google had with their Android platform, it seems that there’s no stopping Google from releasing newer versions of the Chome OS-based laptop. Just recently, they announced the new 11.6” Samsung Chromebook XE303C12.


Chromebook

The new Samsung Chromebook is the first machine to be powered by the South Korean’s new ARM-based SoC, the Exynos 5 Dual. When we first featured this processor a few months back, we thought that the chip is destined for tablets or smartphones and never imagined that it’ll be the backbone of the upcoming Chromebook. Along with the dual-core 1.7GHz processor, the chipset also comes with a 2GB DDR3L RAM and a 16GB SSD, all of which are house inside a 17.53mm thin body.

Samsung Chromebook XE303C12 specs:
11.6” HD LED Display, 1366×768, 200 nits
Samsung Exynos 5 Dual 5250 1.7GHz, 1MB Cache
2GB DDR3L RAM
16GB SSD
Mali-T604 (Quad-core), openGL 3.0 (Haiti)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
0.3MP Webcam
2x 1.5W Stereo Speaker
1 x USB 2.0 port
1 x USB 3.0 port
3-in-1 SD Card slot (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
2-Cell 30WHr Li-Po battery (up to 6.5hrs)
Chome OS
Dimension: 289.56 x 205.49 x 17.53mm
Weight: 2.43lbs

Back in May of last year we shared with you guys why we think Google Chromebook will fail in the local scene because of the Chrome OS’ internet-dependency for most of its features. Although not much has changed in terms of how the OS works, we’ve seen some improvement on the internet connectivity in our country which may help this notebook gain some Pinoy audience if ever it hits the local shelves. And that is a big if.

SamsungChromebook

We still think that the Samsung Chromebook will have a hard time competing with tablet PCs especially considering that Windows RT tablets are just around the corner. However, its affordable USD249 price tag, may just give potential budget-conscious buyers a reason to grab this netbook. Would you agree?

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18 Responses to “Google to sell Samsung Chromebook for $249”

  1. wh2
    Twitter: CallMeWHA
    says:

    tempting for its price tag. dami nang pamimilian.
    for a price range of $250, #nexus #iPadMini #googlechrome

  2. Jon
    Twitter: rand0m_insanity
    says:

    Install Android on it!!!

  3. Fred says:

    hmm. so dependent sa chrome apps to?

  4. simplynice93
    Twitter: simplynice93
    says:

    Full review sir!

  5. John says:

    [Confirmed by asia.cnet.com] This product won’t be available in Asia.

  6. Wayne Ponz says:

    Hope magimport kayo sa US then sell dito online, parang ung dati sa Nexus 7 deal :D

  7. bujoco says:

    Try niyo na lang yung bago ng globe. Yung virtual card. You can buy anywhere in US. Then ship na sa bahay niyo mismo :)

  8. Ramon says:

    Curious ako sa capability nung bagong exynos 5 processor ng samsung :)

    Malakas sya sa mobile device peropano kaya sa laptop? Makakapag compete ba sya sa i5 or i7 processor + discrete graphics?

    Sana may lumabas nang reviews hahaha

  9. Prime Health says:

    Will this work with the latest Ubuntu 12.0.4 OS?

  10. Benchmark says:

    Is that the globe g-cash/amex card you are saying? Probably that is the one
    :)

    Or maybe you can try paypal. There is this link in paypal that they will create a US address for you and have it shipped here. Of course you have to settle for the shipping and tax. I forgot what the name of the paypal service.

    • bujoco says:

      Yes sir, yan nga po :)

      for me, okay na okay to since hawak ng globe. I mean, worry free or safe kumbaga. May mahahabol ka kapag halimbawa may prob na naencounter sa shipping diba. hehe :D

  11. jego207 says:

    Seems like an OK machine with the exception of 16GB ssd. Perhaps there are better options in the market at the same price range. Next.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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