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Chromebox And Chrome Google's Journey Towards Apple Mini Mac

By: Daniel Kernot
Google offers an additional bash at the laptop computer marketplace with a new Samsung-built Chromebook, this time accompanied by a cut-down nettop gadget running the very same cloud-powered Os.

What is the desktop version of the Chromebook The concept of a Chromebook, for individuals that never have run into the notion just before, is not difficult: the unit itself features cut-down hardware and small local storage, binding to Google's cloud-based services like Google Docs and Gmail through a customized Linux-based os in which the Chrome web browser forms the shell.

Apart from tying in to Google's personal cloud services, the Chromebook base supports third-party web programs and apps presented over the Google Chrome Store - together with a multitude of laid-back video games such as Rovio's success Angry Birds.

Google's prior Chromebook endeavours haven't been well accepted, nevertheless: the marketing giant announced its products to excellent fanfare, though the outwardly high price and constrained overall flexibility of the obligatory net connection designed client usage was sluggish.

Which does not mean Google's quitting on its dreams to take control your whole computing experience, nevertheless. Together with computer hardware maker Samsung, this company has revealed a completely new Chromebook along with the very first Chrome Operating system-based nettop.

To begin with, the Chromebook: named the Series 5 Chromebook 550, the cut-down laptop is founded on a dual-core Sandy Bridge Celeron 867 processor performing at 1.3GHz along with 4GB of RAM plus a 16GB SSD for local storage. Multiplied graphics support is supplied by the Celeron's onboard Intel HD Graphics 3000 GPU, and connects to a 1280x800 12.1in display with a DisplayPort output for up to 2560x1600 resolution features.

The device will be presented in 2 different flavors: a Wi-Fi only version, which boasts service for 802.11abgn networks, and a 3G-enabled model with pre-paid mobile broadband connection. The two designs include a wired gigabit Ethernet port. The device incorporates the common Chrome keyboard - which ditches certain keys, like Caps Lock, towards committed Google Chrome Operating system keys like a search key - plus a large track pad. Battery life is ranked at six hours.

The enhanced Chromebook is accompanied for the first time by a Samsung-manufactured nettop named the Series 3 Chromebox. Even though the chip within remains a Celeron, it's a quicker B840 1.9GHz style. Besides the processor, the Chromebox is amazingly exactly like the Chromebook: 4GB of RAM is incorporated along with 16GB of local storage as well as the two 802.11abgn and also gigabit Ethernet online connectivity. The device also sustains dual monitors, with the two DisplayPort and single-link DVI outputs. Six USB 2.0 ports are integrated, for peripherals.

According to Samsung, the revolutionary Series 5 Chromebook performs even more than two times as soon as prevailing Chromebooks while the Chromebox is around 3.5 times speedier. United Kngdom costs has been validated at andpound;379 for the Wi-Fi-only Series 5 Chromebook and also andpound;279 for that Chromebox, while zero pricing has yet been unveiled to the 3G-enabled Chromebook.
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