Celeron powered Samsung Chromebook briefly pops up online
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Earlier this year at CES, Samsung announced that their Series 5 Chromebooks would be relaunched with Intel Celeron processors and the new devices are starting to pop up.
Thanks to a now-removed Newegg product page, it looks like the devices are just around the corner and Google Cache helps to prove it. Before its removal, the page listed a Samsung Edison XE550C22, which looks to be powered by a 1.30GHz Intel Celeron 867 CPU and Chrome OS. The device also features a 12.1” display with a 1280x800 pixel resolution, a 16GB SSD, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and Intel HD Graphics 3000.
When the device was originally announced, Samsung expected it to retail for $399; however, the Newegg listing was priced at a much higher $549. While the included 3G option might explain the price difference, it remains unfortunately high, especially when compared to other more powerful options currently on the market.
There is no word as to when the Celeron Chromebook will make another appearance, but we’re definitely hoping it’s sooner rather than later.