In a surprising development, Tiger Direct, an online retailer, leaked specs and price of the Samsung Chromebox. They accidently made the product page active.
ps: Stay tuned for an unboxing video
Even though Tiger Direct removed the page from their website, cached webpages from Google still give us the complete details of the new Chromebox.
Samsung Chromebox – Price
Well, the first question that everybody wants an answer for – what’s the price of Samsung’s Chromebox? So, here you go, its price $329.99. It is not a very attractive price for those who are waiting for cheap versions of Chrome OS devices, which we all hope, will give a popularity boost to Chrome OS. However, if you look at the specs below, you will see that this is not a really bad deal after all. Let me know if you agree!
Specs – Samsung Chromebox
- CPU: 1.9GHZ Intel Celeron /Intel Core i5
- RAM: 4GB DDR3
- Storage: 16GB Solid State Drive
- USB Ports: 2x Front / 4x Rear
- Headphone/Mic Jack
- Video: 1x DVI and 2x Display Port
- 1GB Ethernet
- Optional 3G (Verizon)
Here is the complete specs saved directly from the Tiger Direct Page
|Operating Systems||Google Chrome|
Memory Module Specifications
|Memory Speed MHz||1333MHz|
|Total Memory Size||4GB|
|Memory Slots (Total)||2|
|Memory Slots (Available)||0|
|Memory Configuration||2 x 2GB|
|Maximum Memory Supported||4GB|
|USB Ports (Total)||6|
|Audio Out Jacks||1 microphone/headphone jack combo|
|Processor Class||Celeron Dual Core|
Hard Disk Drive Specifications
|Hard Drive Types||Solid State Drive|
|Audio Description||Integrated Audio|
|Audio Chipset||High Definition Audio|
|Graphics Description||Integrated Graphics|
|GPU/VPU||Intel HD Graphics 3000|
WiFi & Wireless Specifications
|WiFi Description||Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n|
|WiFi Standards Supported||802.11b|
Network Adapter Specifications
|LAN Chipset||Realtek 8111E|
|LAN Data Transfer Rate||10/100/1000Mbps|
|LAN Interface Type||RJ-45|
That sounds really promising, especially when we hear a lot of complaints about Chromebooks with less processing power and memory to handle powerful applications on the web and HD videos.
Chromebox – A Little Flashback
Chromebox was announced during Google I/0 2011, about an year back. Sundar Pichai of Google Chrome team teased everyone with a picture of Samsung Chromebox. The latest update we got about them was, ““Samsung™s Chromebox Is Coming in Mid-2012 for $400″ The release date still sounds almost true, but the price has been reduced from $400 to $329.99, which is of course a really good move.
There were rumors about a Wireless Mouse and Keyboad getting bundled with Samsung Chromebox, but we do not have any confirmation on this yet.
So, Google I/O 2012 is going to be a really exciting event for all Chrome OS fans!!