Samsung will continue to aid Google in its push of Chromebook by launching another budget-conscious Google-powered notebook sometime next year.
According to a recent NPD report, the use of Chromebooks are on the rise, and Samsung is hoping that its line of Chromebook will attract more users than its competitions. Business Korea reported that the South Korean tech juggernaut will launch another Chromebook that’s meant showcase the company’s in-house Exynos 5 ‘8-core’ chip utilizing the ‘big.LITTLE’ design.
The report also indicated that the updated Samsung Chromebook will likely feature a 12-inch (or less) 2560×1600 display with 3GB of RAM, the option of 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, USB 3.0 support, a 7-hour battery life, and weighing in at a little over 1kg.
Samsung stated that it is not planning on unveiling any laptops at CES 2014, so perhaps the new Chromebook may not show up until Samsung announces another flashy unveiling event.
Typical desktop and x86-based laptop users may see the Chromebook as a downgrade in terms of functionalities, which is why makers of Chromebooks are targeting the educational sector and developing markets to grow the user-base.
Source: Business Korea