chromebox Samsungs upcoming Chromebox near launch, priced in video

Back at CES, Samsung was showing off an upcoming product called the Chromebox, a desktop version of the Chromebook, but so far the device hasn't materialized. However, now the final specs and pricing has leaked courtesy of US online retailer TigerDirect.

Back at CES, Samsung was showing off an upcoming product called the Chromebox, a desktop version of the Chromebook, but so far the device hasn't materialized. However, now the final specs and pricing has leaked courtesy of US online retailer TigerDirect.

The Chomebox isn't likely to blow anyone's mind in any regard, as the relatively small system sports a Celeron B840 CPU which is a mobile dual core 1.9GHz part with 2MB of L3 cache and Intel HD graphics. The CPU has been paired up with 4GB of DDR3 memory and a 16GB SSD drive. Keep in mind that the idea behind the Chrome OS is that most of your data is being stored online rather than on your system and as such 16GB should be plenty and it's in line what all the Chromebook's have featured.

chromebox Samsungs upcoming Chromebox near launch, priced in video

The only other features mentioned in the video is six USB ports and W-Fi support, although judging by pictures from CES the Chromebox also features a pair of DisplayPort connectors, a DVI port and an Ethernet port, unless things have changes since then. At US$329.99 (S$420) it's not exactly what we'd call cheap considering the hardware configuration, although the hardware is still better than what you get in the average Atom powered nettop. At the time of writing TigerDirect's website wasn't accessible, but hopefully the link below to TigerDirect's video will be functional soon, but in the meantime you can check out Engadget's copy of it.

Source: TigerDirect, Engadget