Here we go with good news for the fans of Samsung, as the South Korean Electronic giant is updating their Series 5 Chromebook by including some more speed to it. The update will find the laptop ditch its Atom processor for a Celeron.
According to the official reports from Samsung, the Google Chrome will live on with a fresh chip upgrade, where in the next-generation Samsung Series 5 Chromebook gains a dual-core Intel Celeron processor and loses the slower Atom silicon.
On the other hand, further specs of the Series 5 Chromebook do remain unchanged, while the 5 Chromebook still runs on Chrome Operating System with a 16 GB SSD RAM, although maybe, faster than the previous.
Actually, the updated Chromebook has more than merely a processor swap. The slick cover is alleged to be traded for something more muted in design. The update strikes as Chromebooks have been fervidly criticized by detractor as a laptop running simply a browser and browser apps. In fact, the Series 5 machines hated the slow performance of the browser in it.
Chromebooks aim to run documents, apps, and settings in the cloud and thus simplify the overall user experience. However, while practice reviews have found that the cloud-based computing can be frustrating if the wireless connection is unreliable.
For this and other reasons, the Chromebook has not gained good numbers in its sales when compared to mainstream Windows laptops.
Unfortunately, at the moment Samsung did not revealed any precise info regarding the price tag and release date of Series 5 Chromebook. However, it is projected by the people familiar with Samsung that the updated version will strike the market by the Q2 of 2012 and it is estimated that the price tag will start from $400 for the WiFi only version and $50 more for the 3G model.