Samsung will soon be launching its Google Chromebook, but the device might not arrive in the Asian market. The new model will run on Google’s browser-based Chrome OS and is also powered by the ARM processor from Samsung, which can provide battery power for up to 6.5 hours.
The 11.6 inch laptop weighs just 1.1 kg and has USB ports, HDMI and an SD card slot. The Samsung Chromebook is fairly affordable, as it is available at US$249, which is similar to the Google Nexus 7. The device has the same storage capacity as the Nexus, but Google does not include the 100 GB cloud based drive with the Chromebook.
The new device is powered by Samsung’s dual core Exynos processor, which is based on the ARM’s latest Cortex A15 design. The Chromebook has a fully functional qwerty keyboard with a 1,366 X 768 pixel matte display.
The device is available for online pre-order in the US and the UK markets. Customers can find them on the retail market from October 22, 2012 onward, but there is no word when the device will be available in other countries. The older Chromebooks are currently available in eight countries, while it is expected that the new model will be launched in the near future. Google also informed that it does not plans to sell the Chromebook in Asia as of now.