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Samsung Confirms Chrome-Based Netbook

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 6 comments

Samsung Australia confirmed that the company is working on a Chrome-based netbook.

Samsung Australia has confirmed that it's currently working on a netbook using Google's Chrome OS. However according to Channel News, the device won't be incorporated into Samsung's 2010 lineup until later this year.

Phil Newton, head of Samsung IT Australia, told Channel News that the device will feature a 12-hour battery life, built-in WiFi and 3G connectivity, a default 2 GB of RAM, and at least 64 GB of HDD space. Newton also added that the Chrome-based netbook will be similar to Samsung's Pine Trail N210, which features a 10.1-inch LED screen.

Channel News was unable to confirm the processor and chipset, but speculates that the device will use Qualcomm's 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor.

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    njkid3 , February 13, 2010 12:33 AM
    i would buy this over an apple ipad a thousand times over
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    njkid3 , February 13, 2010 12:33 AM
    i would buy this over an apple ipad a thousand times over
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    notsleep , February 13, 2010 9:05 AM
    another netbook using smartphone cpu/processor? no thanks.
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    cheepstuff , February 13, 2010 1:25 PM
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    Bert R , February 13, 2010 4:11 PM
    Why can't they make a Chrome-based iPad contender? That would be much more compelling to look into than yet another netbook.
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    sandmanwn , February 14, 2010 7:18 PM
    hopefully this smart phone in a netbook case thing is just a fad. it really is going in the wrong direction. computers are supposed to be getting more capable, not less capable. other than cheesy phone apps, what can you do with these things other than halfass browse the web. I can't use full office suites, nor can I play a simple DVD, its utterly pointless over my smartphone which I already have anyway.
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    Transmaniacon , February 15, 2010 1:19 PM
    Just make sure that is a SSD, and give it an Intel Atom CPU, and these will destroy the competition.