updated 06:35 am EST, Thu January 3, 2013
Samsung Series 3 Chromebox gets external revamp, same internals
Samsung has redesigned its Series 3 Chromebox, but has continued with the same internals. Prior to the revamp, the Series 3 Chromebox had been likened to the Mac mini, however the new version has adopted a look more in line with Samsung's whitegoods. As with all devices running Google's Chrome OS, the Series 3 Chromebox relies on an Internet connection to delivers its full capabilities.
Although the previous version of the Series 3 Chromebox was launched in mid-2012, Samsung has not extended the exterior revision of the new model to its internals. It continues with an Intel Celeron B840 processor clocked at 1.9GHz and Intel's integrated HD graphics. RAM is capped at 4GB, while the SSD is limited to 1GB.
Connectivity is extensive and includes Wi-Fi is 802.11n, 6 USB ports, a DVI port and 2 display ports. A 2W mono speaker is also included. Although the Samsung has a live webpage for the new Chromebox, availability and pricing is yet to be announced. As an indicator, the previous incarnation of the Series 3 Chromebox retailed for around $300.