Samsung Chromebook series 5 has been revealed in May 2011 and available in black and white colors. It has either option like a Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi plus 3G and the price for the Wi-Fi version is $429 as well as for the Wi-Fi plus 3G version is $499. Samsung Chromebook series 5 is a Google’s Chrome OS that uses web-only affair. Light productivity can be handled by it whereas it is focused more on entertainment-related activities. Users can easily search the web, stay connected to social networks, and watch movies and videos on this Chromebook.
Samsung Chromebook series 5 is featured with a 12.1-inch Super Bright display, integrated graphics, dual-core Intel Atom N570 processor (1.66GHz), 2GB DDR3 memory, WLAN, 16GB SSD, 3G, a 4-in-1 media card reader, oversized multi-touch trackpad, full-size Chrome keyboard, two USB ports, and HD webcam. Weight of this device is 3.3-lbs, measurement is 8.6 x 11.6 x .79 inches and battery life is of 8.5 hours with which it becomes very portable. However, a regular netbook’s versatility cannot be replaced by it.
A sleek white plastic that is accented with the multicolored Google Chrome logo makes the lid of Chromebook. A 1.66GHz dual-core Intel Atom N570 CPU, integrated graphics, and a 16GB SSD power the Chromebook. This Chromebook links to Wi-Fi connection in about 10-15 seconds. Resolution of the matte, 12.1-inch LED display is 1280 x 800p. It also includes 1 USB 2.0 port and a 4-in-1 card reader on the right side. An additional USB 2.0 port, a combination microphone/headphone jack, a mini-VGA port, and the power jack are placed in the left side.
Samsung Chromebook series 5 comes with a clean, well-laid out, readable and full island-style keyboard which gives a comfortable experience. It also includes the keys to control display brightness and volume. Thousands of apps have been accessed in Google’s web store by Chromebook. For spreadsheets, photo, and video editing, web apps can be installed by users. It also includes numerous apps that will work without an Internet connection. Samsung Chromebook series 5 mechanically store all the apps, documents, and settings of users within the cloud.
A good web browsing experience is offered by the Chromebook. The Series 5 is featured with a slot to easily switch users’ standard ports, and SIM cards for power and single-jack audio devices. The battery of Samsung Series 5 is non-removable. It is also featured with a built-in mic and an integrated camera that works well with Google Talk for video chat or voice calls. Verizon provides Wi-Fi and 3G to Chromebook so it can easily get connected anytime and anywhere.
Specifications of Samsung Chromebook series 5:
- Full-size Chrome keyboard
- 0.79-inch thin case designed for comfort and mobility
- Starts up in less than 10-seconds
- 16:10 resolution
- Oversized multi-touch trackpad
- Intel Dual-core Processor: 2 Duo N570 1.66Ghz Processor
- Resumes instantly from standby
- Up to 8.5 hours battery life
- Chrome OS
- HD Webcam, built-in digital microphone and stereo speakers
- 12.1-inch SuperBright Display – 36% brighter than standard display
- Support for removable media cards (SD, SDHC, MMC) for photos, videos, music and documents
- Two USB ports capable of charging mobile phones and accessories, connecting digital cameras and media storage devices
- Instant boot and resume
- Network : Built in dual-band Wi-Fi and World-mode 3G (optional)
- Video Chat/call : HD Webcam with noise cancelling microphone
- Audio : High-Definition Audio Support
- 4-in-1 memory card slot
- Mini-VGA port
- HDMI port
Pros of Samsung Chromebook series 5:
- Provides a good web browsing experience
- It stores all the documents, apps, and settings within the cloud
- It can also work without an internet connection where the 3G coverage is not available or in a spotty Wi-Fi area
Cons of Samsung Chromebook series 5:
- It includes non-removable battery
Video of Samsung Series 5 Chromebook Unboxing from youtube: