Samsung's New Chromebook Gets UK Pricing

Google last week announced a brand new Chromebook aimed at the budget laptop market. As with other models in the Chromebook line, this laptop runs on Google's web-based Chrome OS. Priced at $249, the laptop is already on sale in the U.S. So how much will it set you back if you live on the other side of the pond?

Not surprisingly, the laptop isn't nearly as cheap for customers in the United Kingdom. Though a direct conversion of the U.S. price would put it at just over £155, a direct price conversion would be wishful thinking. PC World and Amazon currently have the WiFi model listed for £229. By today's rates, that translates to just over $366, more than U.S. customers would pay for even the pricier 3G model. At the moment, it doesn't look like the 3G model is available in the United Kingdom.

Connectivity aside, this new Chromebook packs a Samsung Exynos 5 dual-core processor (otherwise known as the ARM Cortex-A15 processor), an 11.6-inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768, 16GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM, a full-sized Chrome keyboard, and a battery life that Google claims is over six hours.

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  • deadlockedworld
    These would be great to purchase in bulk for an all wifi environment like a university campus.
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  • zybch
    Why would anyone buy one of these over a more regular notebook/ultrabook or tablet. After all, those other kinds of devices actually do something. These chromebooks are just pointless.
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