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!!