A little over a month ago, Google announced two new notebooks running its web-based Chrome OS operating system. One of these was Samsung's Series 5 Chromebook. Boasting a 12.1-inch SuperBright display, an Intel dual-core N570 1.66Ghz CPU, up to 8.5 hours of battery, 2xUSB 2.0 ports, and support for SD, SDHC, MMC, the device hit preorder status in the U.S. on June 15. Now it looks like Europe is going to get some love in time for the weekend.
Samsung today confirmed that the notebook will launch in several countries across Europe tomorrow with a €399 price tag for the Wi-Fi model and €449 price tag the 3G version. As far as UK pricing is concerned, the WiFi-only Series 5 Chromebok will cost £349 while the 3G-capable version will cost £399. Customers in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands will get the device tomorrow, while those in other countries will have to wait a little longer.
"The idea of the Chromebook is revolutionary – it's about expanding people's perception of computing," said Samsung's Dinesh Chand, Head of Mobile Computing for Europe. "Many people today are living web-centric lifestyles – they're online at home, on the move and at work. Rather than start with an existing notebook model and adapt it for the web, we've designed this from scratch to meet the needs of those people specifically."