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NewsPoster Dec 30, 2013 07:23 PM
Samsung to release new Chromebook with Exynos 5 Octa chip
Samsung Electronics will release a new Chromebook next year, according to a new report. <em>Business Korea</em> on Monday <a href="">said</a> that the South Korean tech giant will push out a new Chromebook in the near future, with a possible unveiling set for next year's Consumer Electronics Show. Samsung, though, has pushed back against that latter prediction. <br /><br />"We are planning to unveil no laptops during the CES 2014 period," a Samsung representative said. <br />
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Reportedly, the new Chromebook will pack Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa 5420 processor, an application processor based on "big.LITTLE" technology with four low-power cores and four high-performance cores. For a graphics chip, the device would have a Mali-T628. <br />
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The device's display is said to output at 2560 x 1600, continuing in Samsung's trend of packing high-density displays into an increasing number of its products. That display is said to measure about 12 inches, but it could be smaller. <br />
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The new Chromebook is also said to have storage options of 16GB or 32GB, as well as USB 3.0 support, a seven-hour battery, and a weight of just over 1kg. It will reportedly retail for between $250 and $300.<br />
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Should the new Chromebook materialize, it would be but the latest in a line of Chrome OS-powered devices to hit the market in what has become <a href="" rel='nofollow'>a small but growing segment</a>. Chromebooks are typically cheaper than traditional computers, a fact that makes them attractive to a number of manufacturers looking to attract buyers on the low end. They are also attractive to schools and businesses, which are then able to provide low-cost, simple devices that perform a bare minimum of necessary tasks.
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