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Could be a great little laptop for those that don't need a full on PC.

Processor Exynos 5250 Processor
Operating System Chrome
RAM 2 GB, DDR3
Graphics card Shared
Screen resolution 1366 x 768
Screen size 11.6"
Screen features LED
Hard drive 16GB SSD
Memory card reader Yes
USB 1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
WiFi 802.11abg/n
Video interface HDMI
Sound 3 W stereo
Battery 2-Cell
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Krooner 14 Likes
siliconbits
LadyEleanor
Apart from the SD slot , HDMI and longer battery life it ain't a patch on the competing £850 Macbook Air.
That's cynicism right :)

No, it's sarcasm. (this is pedantry)

Edited By: Krooner on Oct 18, 2012 21:15
LadyEleanor 13 Likes
Apart from the SD slot , HDMI and longer battery life it ain't a patch on the competing £850 Macbook Air.

Edited By: LadyEleanor on Oct 18, 2012 20:54
Chaz_UK 8 Likes
goldie85
how do these work? do they just boot straight into chrome with absolutely no os?

and the 16gb ssd, can this be accessed easily for storage or do you have to use cloud storage?

As mentioned above, it runs ChromeOS and all apps that run on the Chrome Webstore are compatible with the OS.
Some screenshots from my Chromebook 5 550 below:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/991312/Screenshot%202012-10-18%20at%2019.47.50.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/991312/Screenshot%202012-10-18%20at%2019.47.19.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/991312/Screenshot%202012-10-18%20at%2019.47.11.png
deaglecat 5 Likes
This is sweet for those who don't want the hassle of antivirus and malware. Chrome keeps getting better and better....

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Adidas Addict 2 Likes #1
Haha they're trying again?
deaglecat 5 Likes #2
This is sweet for those who don't want the hassle of antivirus and malware. Chrome keeps getting better and better....
longbowassassin 1 Like #3
deaglecat
This is sweet for those who don't want the hassle of antivirus and malware. Chrome keeps getting better and better....

i agree..
bigflump[Moderator]#4
Nice find, thanks for posting :)
goldie85#5
how do these work? do they just boot straight into chrome with absolutely no os?

and the 16gb ssd, can this be accessed easily for storage or do you have to use cloud storage?
Adidas Addict#6
goldie85
how do these work? do they just boot straight into chrome with absolutely no os?

and the 16gb ssd, can this be accessed easily for storage or do you have to use cloud storage?


They use chrome OS
Chaz_UK 8 Likes #7
goldie85
how do these work? do they just boot straight into chrome with absolutely no os?

and the 16gb ssd, can this be accessed easily for storage or do you have to use cloud storage?

As mentioned above, it runs ChromeOS and all apps that run on the Chrome Webstore are compatible with the OS.
Some screenshots from my Chromebook 5 550 below:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/991312/Screenshot%202012-10-18%20at%2019.47.50.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/991312/Screenshot%202012-10-18%20at%2019.47.19.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/991312/Screenshot%202012-10-18%20at%2019.47.11.png
goldie85#8
Ok thanks for the screenshots!

So the SSD can store images etc.. and be accessed easily?
rob585#9
2 cell battery...they gotta be kidding right??
Chaz_UK#10
goldie85
Ok thanks for the screenshots!

So the SSD can store images etc.. and be accessed easily?
It does have a file manager and can store pictures fine. I'm not sure how it handles videos and music though as I stream all my videos and use Google Music for music playback.
Zub 1 Like #11
Cell count is irrelevant. You should think of this as more like a phone scaled up to laptop size rather than a conventional laptop. It is powered by a dual core Samsung ARM processor that has a far smaller power consumption than a normal laptop cpu. The number of cells in a battery relates to the voltage it produces, not the potential energy content.
longbowassassin#12
rob585
2 cell battery...they gotta be kidding right??

I get about 7 hours use on wifi depending on what Im doing, whats wrong with that?

Edited By: longbowassassin on Oct 18, 2012 21:47: edit
Uncommon Sense 2 Likes #14
rob585
2 cell battery...they gotta be kidding right??

Each cell could be 2500-3000mAh, therefore cell count is irrelevant. There are some good websites out there if you want to learn more about battery chemistry and such.

:)
LadyEleanor 13 Likes #15
Apart from the SD slot , HDMI and longer battery life it ain't a patch on the competing £850 Macbook Air.

Edited By: LadyEleanor on Oct 18, 2012 20:54
omgpleasespamme 2 Likes #16
LadyEleanor
Apart from the SD slot , HDMI and longer battery life it ain't a patch on the competing £850 Macbook Air.

I see what you did there :D.
Jim988#17
Bit annoying that the US Price is 250 dollars, which does not translate to £229 even with VAT.

If there's any deals shortly to get this for sub 200 would be a cracking deal, already a good deal at this price.
cdm30379#18
^^^^^ random
jonny619447suspended#19
Uncommon Sense
rob585
2 cell battery...they gotta be kidding right??

Each cell could be 2500-3000mAh, therefore cell count is irrelevant. There are some good websites out there if you want to learn more about battery chemistry and such.

:)

Please change your avatar. I own the copyrights to that image.

Thanks.
siliconbits#20
LadyEleanor
Apart from the SD slot , HDMI and longer battery life it ain't a patch on the competing £850 Macbook Air.
That's cynicism right :)

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