Samsung Chromebook Series 5 is the latest and the upcoming version of the commercial Chrome OS based netbooks and will be the first to be rolled out after the pilot project codenamed Cr-48 was launched by Google few months back. It was unveiled in an event which was hosted in San Francisco where it was made available for public preview and some hands-on usage for few distinguished guests was facilitated. The primary feature of such Chromebooks is that of its browser based web operating system which lets you in within few seconds of turning it on and thereby allows one to work instantly without waiting for the long booting time that Windows based computer generally takes. The aesthetics of this netbook is not a very attractive one but has some standard and simplistic look having rounded corners and solid built. The technical specifications or hardware configurations and the features of Samsung Chromebook Series 5 are discussed below:-

Weighing about 3.3 pounds and being slim at 0.79-inches, the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 is packed with a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N570 dual-core processor and is having storage capacity of 16GB SSD and memory of 2GB RAM. The storage capacity seems very less compared to general Windows based netbooks but being a Chrome OS based device, it is going to have the cloud storage support which will enable one to upload and later access all their favorite stuff easily from anywhere in the world and all that you will ever need is a decent internet connection to access them. It boasts a 12.1-inch SuperBright Display which is said to be brighter than a normal LCD Display by around 35% as claimed by Samsung.

It is powered with a lithium polymer battery which is estimated to support backup for atleast 8.5 hours under general usage whereas playing multimedia and heavy resources can last for 5 hours in average. There is a card reader available which is compatible with most of the popular and widely used storage media such as SD/SDHC/MMC. In addition to this, there are two USB ports, mini VGA with free dongle, 802.11b/g/n WiFi with 3G and a 1MP webcam to name a few of its available components and features that it has to offers.

The Samsung Chromebook Series 5 will be available for purchase on 15th day of June 2011 and will be basically offered in two version - one with WiFi and the other with WiFi & 3G. The price is not precisely known as of now but it seems to cost around 429USD for the WiFi model and 499USD for the WiFi and 3G model approximately. The Samsung Chromebook Series 5 price in India and availability is not officially announced and it might take few more days to get any precise information in this regard.