The 2011 Google I/O kicked off yesterday and as Jamie Pert mentioned in a previous article, many believed that Google would announce a new Chrome OS based-laptop. Reports suggested that the device would be manufactured by Samsung and be called the Chromebook.
Well we can now tell you that the reports were correct, as according to Sean Hollister over at engadget.com, Google has made now made it official, by unveiling the new Samsung Series 5 Chromebook. The ultra-slim device will be powered by a 1.66GHz dual-core Intel Atom N570 processor.
The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook also features a Li-ion battery, which Google claims will provide 8.5 hours of continuous use, a 12.1-inch Super Bright display with a 1280 x 800 resolution, dual-band 802.11 Wi-Fi, a 1-megapixel webcam, an SDXC card reader and a 16GB mSATA solid state drive.
Weighing in at 3.26 pounds, the Series 5 Chromebook also comes with optional global 3G, a multi-touch trackpad, a full size Chrome keyboard and two USB 2.0 ports. The Samsung Chromebook will be available from both Amazon.com and BestBuy.com as from June 15th in the United States.
The Wi-Fi only model has been priced up at $429.99, while the Wi-Fi + 3G model will cost you $499.99. You can read more about the new Samsung Series 5 Chromebook via engadget.com. Do you like the sound of the new Chromebook?