Samsung’s Dual-Core Atom W/Chrome OS- LEAKED!
After hearing about Acer’s Chrome netbook in the works, it seems like Samsung will be amongst the first manufacturers to build a Chrome netbook. The details arrived late Wednesday night on a code page for Chromium OS. The netbook is currently codenamed Alex and will carry the same 1280 x 800 screen resolution as the Cr-48 (pictured), but with more power! The device will feature a dual-core 1.5GHz Atom N550, 2GB of memory and a SanDisk P4 mini-Solid-State Drive.
As the Cr-48, many features will remain the same such as the Qualcomm Gobi 3G modem, Bluetooth, Ethernet, USB, Wi-Fi, and the VGA port. The webcam will remain largely the same as most Samsung netbooks, and the Chrome OS will remain hackable to those wishing to modify the code.
Google has promised us that the first Chrome OS computers would ship mid 2011 and may use the Google I/O conference to showcase a netbook with the finished product. Insider developers have also confirmed that Chrome OS is considered stable by Google’s standard and should be ready to ship shortly! I am quite excited for the Chrome operating system and will likely set my Windows 7 Pro desktop to dual-boot with Chrome later this year. Take a look at the video to get a feel for the Cr-48 previously mentioned, and get a feel for what this Samsung netbook will be like!