Samsung Electronics America, Inc. yesterday announced the new Samsung Chromebook, its latest lightweight, portable and easy-to-use laptop built on Google Chrome OS™. The new Samsung Chromebook boots up in less than 10 seconds, resumes near instantly and has a long battery life. The form factor makes it one of the lightest laptops on the market, making it an ideal choice for people on the go, families using it around the house and students at school.
The new Samsung Chromebook features Samsung’s renowned, sleek design identity. It weighs less than 2.5 pounds and measures less than an inch thick. The full-sized keyboard and the 11.6-inch screen are ideal for all needs, from viewing photos and work documents to chatting face-to-face using the built-in webcam.
With a 16 GB SSD and 2GB of RAM, users have all the power they need for social networking, homework, watching videos, looking at photos and more. A hardware-accelerated user interface results in smoother scrolling on the trackpad, making activities like browsing the web or playing games even more enjoyable. Battery life of more than six hours allows for extended computing without needing to find a power source.
Google developed Chrome OS with three key factors in mind: speed, simplicity and security, and has improved on these factors since the launch of the first Chromebook in 2011. With Chromebooks, you can get online in seconds, load web pages with incredible speed and access all of your favorite apps in one click through the app launcher.
Automatic updates mean that Samsung Chromebook users always receive the latest functionality, without any hassle. Security features are also built-in and updated to defend against the ongoing threat of malware and viruses, reducing the need for users to install anti-virus software.
Built-in cloud storage with Google Drive enables Chromebook users to access their files securely from anywhere, and sync technology backs up all of your preferences, bookmarks and apps, so you can easily access them from a Chrome browser on another device.
The Samsung Chromebook is now available for pre-order. It will be available at Best Buy, Amazon, Staples, Tiger.com and Newegg.com beginning October 22 for an MSRP of $249.99.
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, to benefits, design, components, performance, availability and capability of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
- Model Number: XE303C12
- Display Size: 11.6-inches
- Display: 1366x768 resolution; 200nit brightness
- Weight: 2.43 lbs.
- Battery Life: Up to 6.3 hours
- Processor: Samsung Exynos 5250
- Memory: 2GB
- Storage: 16GB SSD
- Ports: 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, combo headphone/mic jack, secure digital memory slot
- Speaker: 1.5W speaker X 2
- Keyboard: Full-size Chrome keyboard
- Wireless: 802.11 abg/n 2x2
- Security: TPM
- MSRP: $249.99