There is always something novel in the industry to please its customers in diverse ways. Those who have an inclination towards gadgets and want to go fast on computing and web technology, have something to look up to here. It is the recent Chrome net book to strike the market. The recently held Google I/O 2011 unveiled the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook, the first of its kind in net book series.
You would be probably familiar with a Chromebook and its significant features. The Chromebook is a net book which works with Google’s Chrome operating system. You may consider it similar to the Windows operated net-book, but with certain dissimilarities. These dissimilarities are largely meant to advantage the net-book. You can use the Chromebook while connected to the internet. On web surfing parameter, the Chromebook features surpass those of the usual net book. The applications can be used online (although this apparently may be a disadvantage to some). The swift working of Chromebook gives it an edge over others, enabling it to be used largely for web-enabled services.
The Samsung Chromebook Series 5 has a smart and tempting look, and weighs lightly to about 3.3 pounds. The maker has been particular about its appeal and volume, wrapping it to a thickness of only 0.8 inch. The particularly compact design ensures greatest portability without compromising on the functional aspects. It boots in less than 10 seconds and resumes without letting you wait for long. The websites get loaded quickly and run smoothly, which is among the most striking features of the Chromebook. Since the Chromebook has inbuilt security tools, regular update is not required. Any update, if needed, is done on its own. The user is saved from the continuous popping up of the update window, which is a usual phenomenon in windows OS. Users can get the latest version of the operating system without much effort. Chromebooks gain a considerable advantage over the usual computers in having multiple layers of protection.
The user friendly Samsung Chromebook Series 5 is powered by 1.66 GHz dual-core Intel Atom N570 processor. Among other features, you can find a striking 12.1-inch high-resolution display, two USB 2.0 ports, a memory card reader (4-in-1) and a webcam of 1MP. The battery is supposed to last upto eight and a half hours. The net book seems largely befitting the frequent travelers, who are particular on connectivity and portability. The LED screen is apparently less strenuous to the eyes owing to the brightness. Besides, the anti-reflective display provides sharper images, which are 40% brighter than a normal laptop display.
The applications, documents and settings are stored in the cloud, giving added safety. Users need not manually connect to the internet as the Chromebook connects to the wireless network instantly, making them available on the web right from the start. The Chromebook is designed to run a variety of web applications, ranging from games to spreadsheets and photo editors. HTML5 enabled features allow applications to continue working even when you may lose connectivity. Although the size is compact, it does not cramp your fingers while typing to avoid the unwanted errors. The Chromebook is equipped with varied set of keys, like a dedicated search key, a new row of web-enabled keys. The features give privacy to multiple users; individual user gains access to his personal account.
As of now, Samsung and Acer are the main companies who produce Chromebook. Samsung seems to be enjoying an edge in the market. It costs about $ 349-425 for the Wi-Fi version and $ 430-499 for the 3G model. The Samsung Chromebook Series 5 is available in Titan Silver and Arctic White color. You can work on one to ascertain its features and their suitability to your need.
Kate is a blogger by profession. She loves writing on gizmos, travel and technology. Beside this she is fond of gadgets. These days she is busy in writing an article on DIY robots.