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Google Announces Samsung and Acer Chromebooks

Google announced two new Chrome OS based notebooks, Chromebooks, at the Google I/O Day 2 Keynote on May 11th at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. Both of these new Chromebooks are running on the all new, 8-second boot Chrome operating system that is nothing more than the web.

Google first unveiled the Samsung Chromebook on stage and then the Acer Chromebook, both powered by Intel Dual Core processors and have an amazing battery life of 8+ hours. Yes, you heard that right!!

Samsung and Acer Chromebooks

The Samsung Chromebook – Series 5

First, let’s talk about the Chromebook from Samsung, it’s sleek, stylish, very light and comes in two colors. The Samsung Chromebook is very sleek at 0.79 inches, but not the slimmest and the best improvement that it has is the new oversized trackpad. Google’s Cr-48 had lots of users complaint about the track-pad. According to Google, the Samsung Chromebook has a brand new trackpad that works really well. Samsung Chromebook

The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook will be available for order starting June 15 on both Amazon and Best Buy stores in U.S and few other countries.

$429 for the Wi-Fi only Samsung Chromebook and $499 for the in-built 3G one.

Here are the official specifications from the Press release.

  • 12.1″ (1280×800) 300 nit Display
  • 3.26 lbs / 1.48 kg
  • 8.5 hours of continuous usage 1
  • Intel® AtomTM Dual-Core Processor
  • Built in dual-band Wi-Fi and World-mode 3G (optional)
  • HD Webcam with noise cancelling microphone
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • 4-in-1 memory card slot
  • Mini-VGA port
  • Fullsize Chrome keyboard
  • Oversize fully-clickable trackpad

Here’s a Hands-on for the Samsung Chromebook from Engadget.


The Acer Chromebook

Google also unveiled the second brand to start the sales for Google Chromebooks, Acer. The Acer Chromebook is even smaller than the Samsung, but isn’t as slim. Although, there is something that might help the Acer Chromebook sell more than Samsungs, the price. Acer has priced this laptop at only $349 for the Wi-Fi version, we are not sure how much the 3G is priced of if there even is a 3G version, don’t expect it to be priced much higher. Plus this even has an HDMI port, unlike the counterparts VGA adapter.

Acer Chromebook

Here are the official specifications from the Press Release.

  • 11.6″ HD Widescreen CineCrystalTM LED-backlit LCD
  • 2.95 lbs. | 1.34 kg.
  • 6 hours of continuous usage 1
  • Intel® AtomTM Dual-Core Processor
  • Built in dual-band Wi-Fi and World-mode 3G (optional)
  • HD Webcam with noise cancelling microphone
  • High-Definition Audio Support
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • 4-in-1 memory card slot
  • HDMI port
  • Fullsize Chrome keyboard
  • Oversize fully-clickable trackpad

There is no hand’s-on video for the Acer Chromebook, but as soon as there is one, we will update and let you watch more.

These are the two Chromebooks that were revealed at the Google I/O’s Day 2 Keynote on May 11th. For more information visit Google Chromebook.

Do you like the idea of Chrome OS based netbooks that run only on the Web? Do you think people are ready to adopt to this new line of Chromebooks?

Comparison Between Samsung 9 Series and Apple Macbook Air

Samsung has already introduced its new 9 series laptop first in its home country South Korea and then later in Europe, Asia. When discussing its Specs and features it is somewhat similar to Macbook Air, but if you are looking for sleekest and stylish portable notebook then Samsung will lead this time. The war between sleek laptops has begun.

Ultra thin and ultra light is what Samsung 9 series is all about, which is giving a tough competition to Apple Macbook Air laptop. Main difference between Samsung 9 series and its previous 7 series is that the former has slide out keyboard which is most loved by the customers. Previously, Apple’s air laptop was considered as the world’s thinnest notebook. But I think; now it will not be….

Apple-Vs-Samsung
Apple Macbook Air Vs Samsung 9 Series

Here I am sharing the Details of Comparison between both the Competitors.

Processor and OS

Samsung 9 series is having 1GHz Intel core i5 processor with 3 MB of cache (turbo up to 2.3 GHz).  It is featured with window 7 professional as well as premium in two versions.

Apple Macbook Pro is having 1.86GHz Core to Duo processor and has Mac OS X snow Leopard operating system. Apple Macbook Air continuously monitors the system power conditions, and according to that it adjusts the processor speed. The amazing feature is its speed, it boots up in less than 15 seconds.

Display and Resolution

Samsung laptop is just 2.89 pounds and 0.64-inch thick which is much less than Macbook Air. It comes up with a display of 13.3 inch with LED backlit screen that offer its user a better visual experience and a resolution of 1366 * 768 and weighs 2.89lbs.

Macbook Air weighs around 2.9 pounds and 0.68- inch thick and a display of 13.3- inches widescreen TFT LED backlit with glossy display. It is just 0.19- inch thin but giving a very high resolution of 1440 *900.

Memory and Camera

Samsung 9 series laptop has memory of 4GB DDR3 RAM. It has Intel HD GT2 Integrated graphics and a backlit keyboard. It also has 128 GB of solid state drive. It has 1.5 watt speaker with sub woofer. It also have front camera to support FaceTime Video call.

Apple Air laptop has 2 GB of onboard 1066MHZ DDR3 SDRAM and 128 GB SSD, Graphic processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM which is shared with main memory. It also has 128GB as well as 256 GB of Flash drive. Its camera is so small that you will barely notice it.

Battery life

It supports long lasting battery life of 6.5 hours power efficient lithium polymer batteries which extend the life of the product with various settings like “Battery life Extender mode” or “Express changing mode”. This new battery has 3 years long battery life.

Whereas Apple Macbook Air has battery life of up to 7 hours on 13-Inch model and up to 5 hours on 11 – inch model that is 50 watt hour lithium polymer battery. It Support up to 30 days stand by mode.

Other Features

Additional features in Samsung 9 Series are like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, backlit keyboard, USB 2.0 as well as USB 3.0, HDMI Port, LAN etc. You have two options whether you can choose Wi- Fi + Window 7 premium which will cost you around $1599 and if you go for Wi- max + window 7 professional than it will cost you $1699, with screen sizes of 13.3 and 11.6 inches.

Apple Macbook Pro has Multi-touch trackpad for precise cursor control. For connectivity, it has Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, USB 2.0, supports an external Display up to 30-inches, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.  The first choice is 128GB SSD, 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor and 2GB of RAM and the second option is only differ with 256GB SSD and prices are ranging from $1299 and $1599.

So which Notebook you are going to buy Samsung 9 series or Apple Macbook Air? Do Share your choice with us?