Google debuts $250 laptop: The Chromebook

After creating dominance in mobile market through Android now Google is looking to also expand its laptop market, Google.Google laid out the next step of its Chromebook effort by introducing a thin, light, Samsung-built laptop attached with a price tag of $250.

“It’s the best laptop that’s ever been designed at this price,” said Sundar Pichai, who oversees Google’s Chrome browser, OS and product teams. “We assume that you have a Windows machine in your home or maybe a Mac. This isn’t built to replace those machines but instead be an additional computer.”

he new Chromebook uses a Samsung Exynos dual-core ARM processor — essentially a chip designed for use in Smartphone’s and tablets rather than traditional laptops — along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in storage. The Series 5 Chromebook had 4GB of RAM which is mid level model of the Chromebook launched in May earlier this year, priced at $450.

The new Chromebook has a full-sized keyboard and trackpad and an 11.6-inch matte display with a 1366 x 768 resolution, has two USB ports but the Display Port++ for straight-up HDMI is not present unlike its previous version.

At just 2.5 pounds and 0.8 inches thick, this is one of the lightest and thinnest laptops on the market. It has no fan and or other moving parts just like your Smartphone or tablet.

Google is also giving Chromebook buyers 100GB of free Google Drive storage for two years, so they can store files in the cloud, rather than locally on the device. The New Samsung Chromebook is available for pre-order on Amazon starting 18th Oct and officially goes on sale on 22nd Oct.

However the device is only going to be available for pre-order in the UK and US for now.

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