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Samsung Chromebook Goes On Sale in US

The new Samsung Series 5 ChromeBook laptop running Google’s Chrome operating system has gone on sale in the United States.

The Samsung Series 5 is a 12.1-inch netbook powered by an Intel Atom N570 dual-core CPU, and has 2GB of RAM and a 16GB solid-state drive.

The Chromebook is available in WiFi only and WiFi and 3G models for $429 (£266) and $499 (£310) respectively.

It is expected to sell for between £349 and £399 when launched in the UK in August.

Ruper Goodwins from ZDNet said: “For all the things that are on the web browser, this works really well – better than anything else. But for all the stuff you do on the desktop, it doesn’t do very well at all.

“The idea that this doesn’t matter – that you’re always connected and always online – isn’t quite true yet. The idea is very good but it’s a little premature.”

A second Chromebook, made by Acer is due to start shipping soon

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