First Google revolutionized the web search game. Then they did their thing in the smartphone market with Android. Now they’ve set their sights on changing the laptop game with the introduction of the ChromeBook. I know what you’re thinking. The ChromeBook sounds like an iced-out laptop befitting of Gucci Mane or Wacka Flocka Flame. But it’s actually the name that will adorn a series of netbooks boasting what Google calls the “Chromebook spec”, starting with the Samsung Series 5. What in blue blazes is the Chromebook spec? Basically it means each and every Chromebook will be rocking a dual-core processor, have at least an 8 hour battery life, and, most important of all, will utilize Google’s Chrome OS. Chrome allows you to do all your computing in the “cloud”, meaning all your applications and documents are ran and stored somewhere on a far away server than on your actual hard drive. What differentiates the Samsung Series 5 ChromeBook from the others that will come after it are it’s 12.1-inch 1280×800-resolution 300 nit display, built in HD webcam, with noise cancelling microphone, and built in 4 in 1 memory card reader. And because you’ll need an internet connection to access all your stuff floating around in the cloud, you can either grab a Wi-Fi only version of the Series 5 ($429) or a Wi-Fi plus 3G one ($499). Both will be available at Amazon and Best Buy starting June 15th.
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