Samsung announced the Series 5 Chromebook, a 12.1-inch netbook powered by the Google Chome operating system designed for speed, simplicity and security. Boasting a 10-second or less boot time, the 3.3 lbs Intel Dual Core laptop has a battery life of up to 8.5 hours, including five hours of video play for all-day use without the need to recharge. With its elegant shape, slim 0.79-inch body and simple Titan Silver or White finish, the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook embodies fashion and function.
The 12.1-inch Super Bright display is both anti-reflective and anti-glare for a consistently vibrant visual experience across a variety of light conditions, from outdoors to dimly lit environments. The Series 5 display's 300nit brightness brings all forms of media alive in vibrant color.
Simple, Secure User Experience
Google developed the Chrome operating system with three key factors in mind: speed, simplicity and security. The average out-of-the-box laptop starts up in 45 seconds. By contrast, the Series 5 starts up in less than ten seconds. When waking from sleep, a user simply opens the lid, and it's ready to go. This means that wherever you are and whatever you're doing, your computer won't slow you down.
For a secure experience, Chromebooks run the first consumer operating system designed from the ground up to defend against the ongoing threat of malware and viruses. They employ the principle of “defense in depth” to provide multiple layers of protection, including sandboxing, data encryption, and verified boot.
The Chromebook has also reduced concerns about security and data loss by moving everything to the cloud. If the Chromebook is ever broken or lost, all of your files are saved online.
Web-centric Entertainment, Unrelenting Workhorse
The Series 5 enables today's digital entertainment lifestyle by simplifying browsing, social networking, application usage and multi-media viewing. An optional VGA adaptor can connect to a second monitor or television, while audio inputs connect to a microphone, headphones or external speakers. The HD Webcam completes the Series 5's audio-visual package.
When there isn't time for entertainment, the Series 5 can get down to business. Productivity is enhanced with the Chromebook's stylish and comfortable island keyboard, which delivers performance that can't be matched by a virtual keyboard.
Samsung Series 5 will connect you to your data anytime, anywhere through 3G, WLAN and a 4-in-1 Card Reader. Verizon Wireless has partnered with Samsung and Google to provide 3G connectivity for the Series 5 in the U.S. Verizon will provide up to 100MBs per month of Mobile Broadband service included with device for two years. Simple and easy additional data packages are also available for users requiring additional space.
- 0.79-inch thin case designed for comfort and mobility
- Full-size Chrome keyboard
- Oversized multi-touch trackpad
- Intel Dual-core Processor
- 16:10 resolution
- 12.1-inch SuperBright Display — 36% brighter than standard display
- Starts up in less than 10-seconds
- Resumes instantly from standby
- Up to 8.5 hours battery life
- HD Webcam, built-in digital microphone and stereo speakers
- Two USB ports capable of charging mobile phones and accessories, connecting digital cameras and media storage devices
- Support for removable media cards (SD, SDHC, MMC) for photos, videos, music and documents
Price and Availability
The Samsung Series 5 will launch in the U.S. June 15, 2011 from Amazon.com and BestBuy.com. The Wi-Fi + 3G model will retail at $499.99, and the Wi-Fi only model will retail at $429.99.