Samsung, one of the leading manufacturers of consumer Electronics is preparing to launch a new Chrome operating system powered Netbook namely the Samsung Alex which is the commercial descendant to Google’s Cr-48 testbed platform – offered for free in limited quantities to those looking to try out Google’s attempt at consolidating its various online services into a Linux-based cloud-powered netbook operating system. Samsung Alex, being the first ‘official’ Chrome OS netbook, is expected to grow long and its specifications will never disappoint anyone.
As per the information released by Google, the Samsung Alex comes packed with a 1280 x 800 pixel display screen and is powered with a 1.5 GHz Intel Atom N550 dual core processor and nice boost over the single-core 1.6GHz chips, which are generally found in the current netbooks. The device includes 2GB of RAM, a sufficient memory backup for storing your stuffs.
The Alex is included with incorporated Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, along with 3G which are the requirements for Chrome OS devices. But unless you are having an internet connection with you, these services are useless. But with an internet connection, you can use these services to access Google’s online services and cloud-stored documents. Excluding this, the netbook features an in-built Namuga Webcam, that will prove helpful to you for a Google chat with video conferencing functionality and the Synaptics touchpad offers the control along with an island-style keyboard for text entry.
The Samsung Alex Netbook also includes various types of connectors i.e., VGA output, Ethernet and USB port etc. It also has a flash card reader. Unfortunately, the Samsung Alex Netbook release date, price, and availability details are not yet announced.
Though the price of the Alex netbook has not yet been out, but it is expected to have a price range under £200, that means it is going to be purchased by a huge audience, who do desire to get rid of the windows netbooks. However, the netbook is expected to get released soon.