|[October 18, 2012]
Introducing the New Samsung Chromebook
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced the new Samsung
Chromebook, its latest lightweight, portable and easy-to-use laptop
built on Google (News - Alert) Chrome OS™. The new Samsung Chromebook is fast - it
boots up in less than 10 seconds, resumes near instantly and has a long
battery life. The form factor makes it one of the lightest laptops on
the market, making it an ideal choice for people on the go, families
using it around the house and students at school.
"With our commitment to evolving the Chromebook, we will continue our
leadership in this exciting category. We've closely collaborated with
Google to further enhance the experience by adding Samsung's powerful
computing components, thinner design and a beautiful HD screen," said
Todd Bouman, vice president of product marketing at Samsung's Enterprise
Business Division. "There is a lot of opportunity for the Chromebook in
areas like education, where customers require solutions that are
reliable, easy to manage, and offer a better total cost of ownership
than traditional notebook PCs. Our new Chromebook will also resonate
with consumers with similar needs - giving them everything they need to
stay connected with no-nonsense usability, affordability and unrivaled
"It's been exciting to see many people using Chromebooks as the perfect
additional computer for their home," said Caesar Sengupta, Director of
Product Management, Chrome OS. "We believe computers need to be easy to
use and more affordable so everyone can have access to them. So together
with Samsung, we're excited to introduce the new Chromebook for $249,
the computer for everyone."
Compact, Sleek Design
The new Samsung Chromebook features Samsung's renowned, sleek design
identity. It weighs less than 2.5 pounds and measures less than an inch
thick, making it effortless to carry anywhere. The full-sized keyboard
results in maximum convenience and productivity, and the 11.6-inch
screen is ideal for all needs, from viewing photos and work documents to
chatting face-to-face using the built-in webcam.
Performance without Compromises
The Samsung Chromebook resumes from sleep mode in just one second and
boots up in under 10 seconds, enabling users to jump into work or play
nearly instantly and, unlike traditional computers, doesn't slow down
over time. With a 16 GB*** SSD and 2GB of RAM, users have all the power
they need for social networking, homework, watching videos, looking at
photos and more. A hardware-accelerated user interface results in
smoother scrolling on the trackpad, making activities like browsing the
web or playing games even more enjoyable. Battery life of more than six
hours** allows for extended computing without needing to find a power
Simple, Secure and Ever-Improving User
Google developed Chrome OS with three key factors in mind: speed,
simplicity and security, and has improved on these factors since the
launch of the first Chromebook in 2011. With Chromebooks, you can get
online in seconds, load web pages with incredble speed and access all
of your favorite apps in one click through the app launcher.
Automatic updates mean that Samsung Chromebook users always receive the
latest functionality, without any hassle. Security features are also
built-in and updated to defend against the ongoing threat of malware and
viruses, reducing the need for users to install anti-virus software.
Built-in cloud storage with Google Drive enables Chromebook users to
access their files securely from anywhere, and sync technology backs up
all of your preferences, bookmarks and apps, so you can easily access
them from a Chrome browser on another device.
The Samsung Chromebook is now available for pre-order. It will be
available at Best Buy (News - Alert), Amazon, Staples, Tiger.com and Newegg.com
beginning October 22 for an MSRP of $249.99.
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product
information provided in this document including, but not limited to, to
benefits, design, components, performance, availability and capability
of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
Model Number: XE303C12
Display Size: 11.6-inches
Display: 1366x768 resolution; 200nit brightness
Weight: 2.43 lbs.
Battery Life: Up to 6.3 hours**
Processor (News - Alert): Samsung Exynos 5250
Storage: 16GB SSD***
Ports: 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, combo headphone/mic jack, secure digital
Speaker: 1.5W speaker X 2
Keyboard: Full-size Chrome keyboard
Wireless: 802.11 abg/n 2x2
** Battery life will vary depending on the product model,
configuration, power management settings, applications used, and
wireless settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will decrease
with time and use. Test results based on independent third party
Battery Mark tests. Total amount of available memory may be less based
***Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes, GB = 1 billion
bytes, TB = 1 trillion bytes. Please note that a portion of the hard
drive is reserved for system recovery, operating system and preloaded
About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division
As a global leader in Information Technology, Samsung's Enterprise
Business Division (EBD) is committed to its business customers and loyal
partners with world-class solutions. Samsung EBD offers a complete
portfolio of technology solutions to support business growth aspirations
including virtualization, printing, displays, notebook and tablet PCs,
digital signage, medical equipment, set-top-box and hospitality TVs.
With a market-oriented approach to innovation, Samsung EBD solutions
move businesses forward while helping reduce operating cost. Samsung EBD
is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), Inc., a U.S.
subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC (News - Alert)) and is among the
world's largest technology companies. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/business,
call 1-866-SAM-4BIZ or follow Samsung EBD via Twitter
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), based in Ridgefield Park, NJ,
is a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a
broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, information systems,
and home appliance products, as well as oversees all of Samsung's North
American operations including Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC,
Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung
Electronics Mexico, Inc. As a result of its commitment to innovation and
unique design, the Samsung organization is one of the most decorated
brands in the electronics industry. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
You can also Fan Samsung on www.Facebook.com/SamsungUSA
or follow Samsung via Twitter (News - Alert) @SamsungTweets.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor,
telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies
with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing
approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the
company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine
independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising
Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems,
Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device
Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its
industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental
and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world's most
sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability
Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
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