“The complexity of managing your computer is torturing users,” Google cofounder Sergey Brin told reporters. “It’s a flawed model fundamentally. Chromebooks are a new model that doesn’t put the burden of managing your computer on yourself.”
Samsung’s Chromebook belongs to the new Series 5 laptops running Chrome OS (Operating System), moving day-to-day functions onto the Internet, files get stored in “clouds” and this removes the burden of time-consuming tasks associated with traditional PCs, like installing software and updates, backing up files and running antivirus checks.
This ultra-slim 0.79-inch device offers “all-day” 8.5 hour battery life and a dual-core 1.66GHz Intel Atom processor. Since it is a “web only” laptop, there are only be 16GB of sold-state memory on board.
The laptop has a 12.6-inch, 1280 x 800 resolution screen, the option of global 3G connectivity, 802.11 WiFi, two USB ports and a HD webcam. The Series 5 will be launched in the US on July 15th, with prices starting at $429 and will be available for order on Amazon.com and Best Buy’s online store on June 15.
Source: Techradar.com, Reuters