Samsung has done the honours this time and constructed Googles latest Chrome OS based Chromebook. With a sturdy 11.6" screen, the new Chromebook is based on Samsung's sturdy Exynos 5 dual-core SoC (System on Chip). It packs 2GB of Ram, 16GB flash storage drive. At only 2cm thick and weighing a tidy 1.13Kg this really does fall into the ultra thin, ultra portable category.
The real trick up its sleve though its the EXynos 5 5250 SoC CPU, which allows the computer to run completely silent. The computer has no moving parts, no cooling fans, no mechanical drives. All the storage is flash based and the system is passive cooled, making this one slick and silent performing Chromebook.
While 16GB of storage isn't much, you have to remember this is a web connected device that rellies on googles vast online capabilities, so it comes back up by 100GB of Google Drive storage free of charge for the first two years. 802.11abgn 2x2 WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 3.0 and 2.0, HDMI out, a pair of stereo speakers, SD Card Slot and a full size "Chrome Keyboard", making this a real winner for connectivity and expandability.
The 11.6" screen sports a nice 1366x768 resolution, the battery will be enough for over 6.5 hours, it boots under 10 seconds and resumes instantly. The cost for all these fantastic specifications is just as impressive too, with a very modest price tag of just £229 here in the UK, so who's interested?