The New Samsung Chromebook arrives in Australia

Mar 27, 2013

The lightweight computer for everyone.

SYDNEY, Australia – March 27, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Australia has announced the availability of the new Samsung Chromebook, a lightweight, portable and easy-to-use laptop built on Google Chrome OS operating system. The new Samsung Chromebook has a fast wake up with a great battery life in a small and light form factor, it’s a notebook that you can easily carry around and use.

“With a successful launch in the U.S. and the UK, Samsung is excited to bring the Samsung Chromebook to Australia this year," said Todd Lynton, Director - IT, Samsung Electronics Australia. “Our new Chromebook is fast, thin, quiet and light. With great battery life and fast access, it’s great for anyone who needs a notebook that is simple and affordable for their everyday tasks.”

Compact, Sleek Design

The new Samsung Chromebook weighs less than 1.1kg and measures just 17.5mm thin. The full-sized keyboard and large touchpad allows for exceptional convenience and productivity. The 11.6-inch HD LED display has a matte finish, to help minimise nasty glare.

Outstanding Performance

The Samsung Chromebook resumes from sleep mode and boots up quickly thanks to Samsung’s flash memory. The 16GB NAND memory allows the Chromebook to be responsive, thin, great battery life and also quiet due to having no moving parts in the device – just like a tablet or a phone.

Simple, Secure and Ever-Improving User Experience

Google developed Chrome OS with three key factors in mind: speed, simplicity and security. With Chromebooks, you can get online in seconds, load web pages with incredible speed and access all of your favorite apps through the app launcher.

Automatic updates mean that Samsung Chromebook users can receive the latest functionality, without any hassle. Security features are also built-in and updated to defend against the ongoing threat of malware and viruses, reducing the need for users to install anti-virus software.

Built-in cloud storage with Google Drive enables Chromebook users to access their files securely from almost anywhere*, and sync technology backs up all of your preferences, bookmarks and apps, so you can easily access them from a Chrome browser on another compatible device.

Pricing and Availability

The Samsung Chromebook is now in selected JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman with an RRP of $349.

Notes to Editors:

Specifications

Samsung Chromebook (XE303C12)
Processor Exynos 5250 Dual (1.7GHz, 1MB L2 Cache)
Graphic Memory Shared with System Memory
LCD 11.6" HD LED Display (1366 x 768)
System Memory 2GB DDR3L System Memory at 800MHz (on BD 2GB)
Memory 16GB eMMC
ODD No
Speaker 3 watts Stereo Speaker (1.5 watts x 2)
Integrated Camera Web Camera 0.3M
Wired Ethernet LAN No
Wireless LAN 802.11 abg/n (2 x 2)
Bluetooth No
VGA No
HDMI Yes
Headphone Out Headphone-out / Mic Combo
Mic-in Headphone-out / Mic Combo
Internal MIC Yes
USB 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0
Multi Card Slot 3-in-1 (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
RJ45 (LAN) No
DC-In (Power Port) Yes
Keyboard 74 Key
75 Key
Touch Pad, Touch Screen Touch Pad (Scroll Scope, Flat Type)
AC Adapter 40 Watt
Standard Battery 2 Cell (30Wh)
Dimension (W x D x H) 289.6 x 208.5 x 17.5 ~ 17.5mm (11.40" x 8.20" x 0.68" ~ 0.68")
Weight 1.10Kg (2.42lbs)

All are based on factory specifications. Product design specifications and colors are subject to change without notice and may vary from those shown. Battery life based on MobileMark test scores that will vary based on configuration. OS reveals lower storage (HDD, SSD) capacity than the specification as the difference of the calculation way and recovery partition.

* Internet connection required. Data and subscription charges may apply. Usage is subject to third party storage agreement.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in consumer electronics and the core components that go into them. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 227,000 people across 75 countries with annual sales exceeding US$143 billion. Our goal is opening new possibilities for people everywhere. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.


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Edelman for Samsung Australia
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