Samsung Plans Chromebook Refresh & Chromebox Launch

Samsung finally released some Chromebook-related news at CES 2012. While it hardy classifies as earth shattering, we’ll take what we can get.

The Series 5 Chromebook will get a bit of a facelift. The cover will be more muted as opposed to slick and shiny and the logo will be more discreetly placed. There will also be a change in processors with the replacement of the Atom with the Intel Celeron.

Storage capacity stays at 16GB as does the price: $399 for the WiFi-only version, and $449 for the 3G.

Remember the Chromebox hype from last May? Samsung is now providing a few tidbits. It will be equipped with a wireless keyboard and mouse, contain a few ports which will include 5 USB 2.0 sockets, DVI, DisplayPort plus a headphone jack. Expect to pay $400.

About Cliff Boodoosingh

Cliff Boodoosingh has been writing on Internet-based technology for more than 10 years. At Dow Jones he covered the money markets, Canadian dollar and daily hot stocks. He authored Regional Analysis sections and competitor profiles for business intelligence reports on the mobile/wireless markets at Marcus Evans. He recently moved from managing digital publications and media coverage for the Technology Division at VerticalScope to oversee content development at, a new personal finance portal.
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