Samsung has revealed the first new Series 5 laptop, which run the Google Chrome operating system.
Dubbed the “Chromebook”, the ultra-thin 0.79in device was officially launched at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, where Google unveiled its plans for the web-based OS.
The Chrome operating system marks Google’s latest attempt to change how consumers use their computers.
The Series 5 ticks all the right boxes by sticking to the required Chromebook specifications.
The device offers an “all-day” 8.5 hour battery life and is powered by a dual-core 1.66GHz Intel Atom processor.
There will only be 16GB of sold-state memory on board but this may not be much of a problem as Google plans to make this a “web-only” device that directs users to applications such as email and spreadsheets directly on the web, instead of storing software directly on PCs.
The laptop comes with a 12.6in, 1280 × 800 resolution screen, the option of global 3G connectivity, 802.11 WiFi, two USB ports, as well as a HD webcam.
The Samsung Chromebook will be available to customers in the UK from June 24.
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