Google has released a new mobile computer, which resembles to the Apple MacBook Air with 11.6-inch screen for $249, and weighs 2.5 pounds. The Ultrabooks are manufactured by Samsung, running on the cloud-based, and Chrome OS operating system.
If the Chromebook Series 5 550 drew inspiration from a MacBook Pro, the new Chromebook did so from a MacBook Air. It’s cheaper, thinner, has a smaller 11.6-inch screen, and at under 2.5 pounds weighs less. Google plans to promote the new Chromebook more aggressively in stores and advertising.
“”It’s the best computer that’s ever been designed at this price point”, says the Chrome senior vice president and Google Apps Sandar Pichai. ”We’re calling it the new Samsung Chromebook.”.
Chromebook display a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and a brightness of 200 cd / m. Samsung said the ability to play high-definition video 1080p (for output to an external monitor output is HDMI). System configuration includes 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of flash memory, the module Wi-Fi (MIMO 2 × 2) and Bluetooth 3.0, one USB 3.0 port and USB 2.0, slot SD, two speakers. The buyer gets a free car for 2 years in 100 GB online storage Google Drive.
Battery life stated “exceeding 6.5 hours,” boot time – no more than 10 seconds.Google says that this device is affordable, useful and fast provided that access to the Internet, it can be interesting as well in the educational programs. The company is confident that the new “Chromebook” laptop will catch on to the current market.