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A Secret – “Daisy” Is A New Chromebook Powered By Samsung’s Exynos 5250 Processor

We’ve heard about Lumpy / Slumpy, and Newton. Head over to this post if you need to refresh your memory. Now, let me introduce the lady of the day “Daisy.”

Daisy is a new Chromebook in the making. (It may even be a Chromebox btw). We keep seeing the name being mentioned in the code and also in bugs as “Type of computer: Daisy”. Let’s look at what we know about this device.

Ethernet Port

It’s a bit surprising because Chromebooks usually come without Ethernet ports. You will need wifi or 3G SIM to connect to the web. But we see a note on the chromium website about adding Ethernet port to this computer. Either this is a Chromebook with ethernet port, or a Chromebox.

The Processor

Daisy uses Samsung’s Exynos 5250 processor. This is an ARM Cortex-A15 processor with 2.0GHz power inside. This processor was announced Nov 2011 and is expected to go in to mass production second quarter of 2012. So, there, you have a possible release date also for Daisy.

chromebook  A Secret   Daisy Is A New Chromebook Powered By Samsungs Exynos 5250 Processor

According to Samsung, this chip can handle 14 billion instructions per second, making it almost twice as fast as a 1.5 GHz dual core ARM Cortex-A9 chip. Samsung says the new chip also offers four times the 3D graphics performance and twice as much memory bandwidth.

It can handle up to 2560 x 1600 resolution. So, we should see a screen better than current ones when Daisy is out in the market.

We have very limited details for now but I am sure more things will come out in comings weeks. Stay tuned for more interesting news and say thanks to Thomas Taschauer  for digging this up!

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  1. albucian

    23/03/2012

    The Series 3 Chromebook presented at CES did include an ethernet port: http://www.theverge.com/2012/1/11/2699743/samsung-new-series-5-chromebook-hands-on-photos#2840933

  2. Surprised you haven’t mentioned the Sony Vaio Chromebook!

    Theverge.com has info on it. :)

    • Very excited about Chromebooks, with Sony jumping in as well. :)

  3. What makes you think it’s using the Samsung Exynos 5250? I don’t think devices with that processor can be released before the end of the year or early next year.