Google’s upcoming Android event is about two weeks, give or take, but that hasn’t stopped Google from announcing another new product. Today, along with Samsung, Google announced the new 11.6-inch Samsung Chromebook with a 16GB SSD, 2GB of RAM, and Samsung’s latest 1.7GHz dual core Exynos 5 processor. For an extra $80 ($329) you can get a 3G enabled version, with the same specs.
Here’s a full breakdown of the specs:
- 11.6’’ (1366×768) display
- 0.8 inches thin – 2.5 lbs / 1.1 kg
- Over 6.5 hours of battery 1
- Samsung Exynos 5 Dual Processor
- 100 GB Google Drive Cloud Storage2 with Solid State Drive
- Built-in dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- VGA Camera
- 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0
- HDMI Port
- Bluetooth 3.0™ Compatible
While Chromebooks still are far from replacing netbooks and laptops, especially with only 16GB of storage, but it’s a strong alternative to tablets and when you consider the price—half of most tablets, including the iPad—consumers can get a great deal for a bargain price.
Check out Google’s Chromebook website if you’re interested in picking one of these up.