The new Samsung Chromebook is available for pre-order for $249. But if you spend a little extra you can pick up a Samsung Chromebook 3G for $330. Not only do you get a 3G modem, but you also get 2 years of limited 3G access from Verizon for no additional price.
We already knew that Google was giving Chromebook buyers 100GB of cloud storage for 2 years. Now it looks like Verizon is making the deal even sweeter for anyone who picks up a 3G model by throwing in 100MB of free 3G data per month for 2 years.
Sure, 100MB isn’t even enough to stream a single movie from Netflix. But it is probably enough to occasionally check your email or scan for Facebook updates when you’re out and about and can’t find a WiFi hotspot.
Clearly Verizon is hoping to whet your appetite with a little free service to get you to sign up for a higher-priced plan. But if you don’t want to pay a penny over the asking price for the Samsung Chromebook, you still get 2 years of limited service for free.
The Samsung Chromebook features an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, a Samsung Exynos 5 dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage.
It runs Google’s Chrome OS operating system, which means that the only app the device really runs is a web browser. But you can install web apps and extensions, sync your bookmarks and apps across multiple devices, and perform some functions such as editing documents of viewing movies even if you don’t have an internet connection.
The Chromebook measures about 0.7 inches thick and weighs 2.4 pounds. It features a USB 2.0 port, a USB 3.0 port, HDMI output, SD card slot, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11n WiFi, and a 30 Whr, 6.5 hour battery.
via The Verge