When Google announced the retail availability of their new Chromebooks today at Google I/O, they also announced two hardware partners who would be making Chromebooks right out of the gate. The first of those partners, is Samsung.
On the Google Chrome website, you’ll find Samsung’s Chomebook without a real name. Amazon, however, is listing several different configurations, all under the “Series 5″ name-tag. You can get Samsung’s Series 5 Chromebooks in two different colors, white or “titan silver,” and with or without US 3G. According to a combination of Google and Amazon, the specs on the new Series 5 Chromebooks include:
Intel ATOM dual-core Processor N570 1.66Ghz
12.1″ LED (WXGA) 300 nit Display at 1280×800
1 Mega Pixel HD webcam
16GB, Solid State Drive (mSATA)
3.26 lbs / 1.48 kg
8.5 hours of continuous usage
Built in dual-band Wi-Fi and World-mode 3G (optional)
Noise cancelling microphone
2 USB 2.0 ports
4-in-1 memory card slot
Fullsize Chrome keyboard
Oversize fully-clickable trackpad (which has been totally revamped)
As far as pricing and availability is concerned, you can buy a Series 5 Chromebook starting on June 15th from Amazon or Best Buy for $429 (WiFi version) or $499 (3G, which includes 100MB of Verizon data a month).