The $249 Samsung ARM Chromebook was the first Chromebook Google launched as “For Everyone”. It stayed on Amazon’s top selling laptops list for months. But it failed to receive any upgrade love from Samsung or Google. HP Chromebook was launched recently, but it was not really an upgrade. The internals and processing power remained almost the same as Samsung ARM, and only the industrial design changed (and it changed really well!).
We all have been asking, what next for Samsung ARM Chromebook. And today, we have an answer, or at least a rumoswer, from businesskorea.co.kr.
Business Korea reports that Samsung is preparing the upgraded ARM Chromebook for 2014. Well, they just have the year, not a quarter or a month, which is unfortunate. But they have put together some specs, which is convincing, but obvious.
- Exynos 5 Octa 5420 processor
- Price $250 – $300
- 16GB or 32GB SSD
- 12″ or less screen
- 2560×1600 resolution
- 3GB RAM
- Slightly over 1 Kg on weight
- 7 hours battery life
- Possibly, USB 3.0 port
That is just basic upgrade that anyone would expect. But let me add things from my wishlist here. Couple of features that will help Samsung rock the Chromebook market again.
- Add the Micro USB charger like HP Chromebook 11
- A better design (Samsung ARM Chromebook was good, but HP’s Chromebook 11 looks cool!)
- Touchscreen (Acer did it, so can you Samsung!)
What do you guys think?