Google"s new Chromebook manufactured by Samsung, powered by Google Chrome OS is less likely to be made available in countries in Asia, according to a CNET report. The latest development might be a disappointment for Chromebook fans in Asia including Indian, however the reports have confirmed that the software giant has no plans to release the cheapest laptop in the Asian markets.
According to CNET report, “The Chromebook is available for preorder online in the US and UK. Consumers can try them out in retail outlets starting from Monday. There"s no word on when sales will expand to other countries–older Chromebooks are available in eight countries and we expect that the new model will eventually follow suit. Google has informed us that it currently has no plans to sell the Chromebook in Asia."
The new model features a low power ARM processor from Samsung which is expected to last for up to 6.5 hours. New Samsung Chromebook also features a screen display size of 11.6 inches with which users can watch movies and videos in high definition. It is easily portable and has weight of 1.1 kg.
The connectivity features in the device include USB 3.0 ports followed by HDMI and SD card slots offering faster data transfer, high quality video output and additional data inclusion support for users using it. The product has an average internal storage capacity of 16GB where as an additional 100GB cloud-based drive is also made available with the Chromebook.
One of the unique attractions of the device is the presence of dual-core Samsung Exynos processor that functions on the basis of ARM Cortex-A15 design, capable of providing a faster response with low-power consumption. Google-branded Samsung-made Chromebook also features a standard QWERTY keyboard. It uses a matte display with resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels capable of giving users a visually impressive multimedia viewing experience.
The device is already available for pre-order in a few countries and there are reports which suggest that it will be made available in retail outlets from Monday onwards. Even though Chrome based laptops are doing good business across the globe, the demand is high for Android based devices compared to Chrome.
There are increasing speculations of Google to be releasing an Android powered laptop in future even though there are no such plans in place now. The new Samsung Chromebook will be made available for users at a price tag of $249 (approx Rs.14,000).