By May 12, 2011

Samsung and Google introduce the worlds first Chromebook – Samsung Series 5


Samsung Electronics Co Ltd., today announced its stylish Series 5 Chromebook, the world’s first Chrome OS notebook built to revolutionize the PC experience with unparalleled speed, simplicity and security.

Damian Cusick, General Manager Computing, Samsung UK comments: ” With the creation of the Series 5 we are again pushing the boundaries of innovation by introducing an entirely new product category to the notebook market.”

“This partnership has allowed us to combine Samsung’s design and engineering expertise with Google’s intuitive user interface to provide consumers with a revolutionary notebook to fit today’s web-centric lifestyle.  This product will also open up endless opportunities for businesses already embracing cloud computing.”

Elegant Design, Power Performance
h its elegant shape, slim .79-inch body and simple black and white finish, the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 embodies fashion and function.

The 12.1″ Super Bright display is both anti-reflective and anti-glare for a consistently vibrant visual experience across a variety of light conditions, from outdoors to dimly lit environments. The Series 5 display’s 300nit brightness brings all forms of media alive in vibrant color.

Today mobility is a deciding factor for consumers. The Series 5 weighs 3.2 lbs. and has a battery life of up to 8.5 hours, including five hours of video play for all day use without the need to recharge.  The Series 5 battery has a lifespan up to 1,000 cycles, three times longer than conventional batteries, which reduces the need for replacements and proves that environmental consciousness and smart computing can be synonymous.

The Samsung Series 5 packs power with an Intel N570 1.66Ghz Dual Core processor, giving you the versatility and performance you need for a one-of-a-kind web experience.

Simple, Secure User Experience

Google developed the Chrome OS with three key factors in mind: speed, simplicity and security. The average out-of-the-box laptop boots up in forty five seconds, by contrast the Series 5 boots up in less than ten. When waking from sleep mode, it’s ready to go within one second. This means that wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, your computer won’t slow you down.

The Chrome OS has eliminated concerns about security and data loss by moving everything to the cloud. With nothing stored directly on the Series 5, malicious spyware, trojans and viruses are a thing of the past. If the notebook is ever broken or lost, all of your files are saved online.

Web-centric Entertainment, Unrelenting Workhorse

The Series 5 enables today’s digital entertainment lifestyle by simplifying browsing, social networking, application usage and multi-media viewing. An optional VGA adaptor can connect to a second monitor or television, while audio inputs connect to a microphone, headphones or external speakers. The HD Webcam completes the Series 5’s audio-visual package.

When there isn’t time for entertainment, the Series 5 can easily get down to business. Productivity is uncompromised with the notebook’s stylish and comfortable island keyboard which delivers performance that can’t be matched by a virtual keyboard. Samsung Series 5 will connect you to your data anytime, anywhere through 3G, WLAN and a 4-in-1 Card Reader. 

The Samsung Series 5 will be launched in the UK on 24th June.  It will be available on and  The 3G Wi-Fi model will retail at £399 and the Wi-Fi model has a price point of £349.

Key Specs:

· CPU: Intel® N570 1.66Ghz Dual Core

· Operating System: Chrome OS

· Storage: SSD 16GB

· Memory: 2GB DDR3

· Screen: 12.1-inch WXGA LCD (1280×800), SuperBright (300 nit)

· Resolution: 1280×800

· Security: TPM

· Battery: Li-Ion Polymer 61 Wh, Up to 8.5Hrs

· Weight: 3.2 lbs.

· I/O Ports: 2 x USB, SIM Card Slot, 4-In-1 (SD, SDHC, MMC), VGA Dongle, DC-in


Posted by: James

Posted in: Press Releases

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