The first Chromebooks are now available for purchase. D
evices from Acer and Samsung are currently available via Best Buy and Amazon.com in the U.S. and at various online retailers in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. The Chromebooks run Chrome OS and are optimized for the web.
Pricing starts at $379.99 and goes up to $499.99. When Mashable ‘s Charlie White reviewed the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 3G , he said it “could change the world of computing.”
We do wonder, however, if the Chromebook’s value is lessened due to the availability of devices like the iPad and Asus’s Eee Transformer. What do you think?
Below, a look at the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 3G:
Its .79″ thickness is scarcely thicker than a MacBook Air, and it weighs 3.3 lb.
Even turned down a couple of notches, this 1200 x 800 12.1-inch screen was still bright enough. As you can see, it’s quite sharp and contrasty.
Except for that missing Delete key, I was immediately comfortable with this keyboard.
Here’s where you plug in power, and behind that little door there’s an external VGA monitor port, another USB port and a jack for earphones or speakers.
The Other Side
There’s a single USB port on this side, and just the right place for a mouse.
It’s Called Arctic White
It’s a clean machine. There’s also a silver one.
No, there’s no backlit Apple logo on the back, but at these prices, the shiny Samsung is a welcome sight.
Thin and Light
It’s small, but it’s not too small.
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