Moments ago, Google unveiled its newest Chromebook. The Samsung-manufactured laptop runs Google Chrome OS, as have all previous Chromebooks.
Though Google’s Chromebook line has failed to gain any traction in the laptop market to this point, the idea is still very intriguing. Cheap, browser-based laptops would seemingly be a great fit for the large percentage of laptop users who don’t use their machines for anything beyond email, Facebook and some light web browsing. Priced at at extremely competitive $249, the new Chromebook will certainly be an attractive option for this crowd.
The internals in the new Chromebook are nothing to get too excited about–with the possible exception of the Exynos 5 Dual ARM processor–but they aren’t too bad, either. The laptop comes with an 11.6-inch screen, 16GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It weighs in at 2.5 pounds and is just 0.8 inches at its thickest point.
Google says that the new Chromebook’s battery will last for 6.5 hours and its worth noting that the ARM processor inside means the laptop doesn’t have to include a fan–so it should be nice and quiet.
Below, Google’s introductory video for the new Chromebook.