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.

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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Dinsan

Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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  • albucian

    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

    • Thank u.. I missed that…

  • Kurt

    Surprised you haven’t mentioned the Sony Vaio Chromebook!

    Theverge.com has info on it. 🙂

    • Kurt

      Very excited about Chromebooks, with Sony jumping in as well. 🙂

  • 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.

    • saw some codes for it..