Samsung is the latest PC maker to jump on the Google Chrome bandwagon. A Samsung rep in Australia says the company will launch a netbook with a 10.1 inch display and Google Chrome OS later this year.

There’s no word on what kind of CPU will power the device, but it’s expected to have 3G and WiFi capabilities, 2GB of RAM, 64GB or more of storage, and a batter that runs for up to 12 hours.

Normally I’d say that’s a giveaway that the netbook will use an ARM-based processor such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip. But several of Samsung’s Intel Atom N450-powered netbooks are supposed to get more than 10 hours of battery life, so you never know.

via Netbook

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5 replies on “Samsung working on a Google Chrome OS netbook”

  1. 64GB of storage? On ChromeOS? Chrome isn’t supposed to use local storage- it’s meant to be used as a system cache, with the bulk of the data stored online. This rumor seems a bit fishy…

    1. It’s Samsung…I’m sure they have bins of old 64GB hard drives just waiting for this netbook.

      Plus why can’t it have a lot of system cache? Isn’t that just another way of saying local storage that webapps use to store info so you can access it offline (a feature Google says they will have so you don’t ALWAYS have to be online).

  2. I’ve yet to hear about a “smartbook” with 2GB of RAM. I am betting on an X86 processor for this one.

    1. For a web-oriented OS, there is no point in using an x86 processor when ARMs are much more power efficient. Chrome OS will support both x86 and ARM.

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