Samsung could launch new Exynos 5 Octa-powered Chromebooks in 2014
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Despite the fact that Samsung officials declared that the company will not reveal any new laptops during CES 2014, industry insiders seem to claim the opposite. According to the South Korean press, Samsung will unveil a new Chromebook at next year’s Consumer Electronics Show.
The Samsung Chromebook currently available on the market has been released back in October 2012 and features a Samsung Exynos 5250 dual core processor, 2 GB of memory, 16 GB SSD storage and a 11.6-inch display with 1,366X768 pixels. BusinessKorea's sources expect its successor to use the Exynos 5 Octa 5420 processor, 3 GB of memory, 16 or 32 GB SSD storage and a 12-inch display offering 2,560X1,600 pixels. This new Chrome OS-powered portable is said to feature a battery able to provide up to 7 hours of autonomy on a single charge.
The Exynos 5 Octa 5420 processor consists of four low-power 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 cores and four high-performance 1.8 GHz Cortex A15 cores. The SoC also includes a Mali-T628 graphics chip from ARM.
The updated Samsung Chromebook is expected to weigh about 2.2 pounds and to cost between $250 and $300. If these rumors prove to be true, we should hear more about this topic next week.