updated 05:20 pm EDT, Wed June 22, 2011
Runs Google Chrome OS, targets online fanatics
Samsung has officially launched the Series 5 Chromebook in Europe. It targets those users who spend a significant amount of time online. It will be available Friday at prices ranging from €399 (£349 or $575) to €449 (£399 or $650).
The company claims that this is the first notebook designed from scratch around Google's Chrome OS. As the larger of the two on offer, it has a 12-inch 1280x800 screen, an Intel Atom N570 1.66GHz dual-core processor, 2GB DDR3 memory, and a 16GB SSD for storage. Expected battery life is 8.5 hours.
The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook will be available in the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and Italy. It has been available in the US since mid-June.