Samsung ‘Alex’ Chrome OS Netbook Details Leaked; Launch Expected Soon

April 29, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Sammy has been rumored to be in the works with an upcoming netbook that would feature Chrome OS. As if cementing those rumors on to the reliability wall, a leak  has confirmed the device’s code name as ‘Alex’.

The leak confirms that the device would come with a screen of 1280×800 resolution. This, as you know, is similar to the one featured in the earlier Cr-48. The device has incorporated a new dual core processor – Atom N550 – that runs at 1.5GHz. This we think is one major highlight of the product. The device will come with 2GB of RAM, while a SanDisk P4 mini-SSD for storage is also incorporated.

As far s the other features are concerned, Samsung has chosen to stick to the Cr-48 and continue with what they had there. These include Qualcomm Gobi 3G modem, Bluetooth, Ethernet, USB, Wi-Fi, and VGA video out. We guess there isn’t  much of a difference or specialty for the webcam featured in the upcoming and it forces us to think it is same as what the other Samsung netbooks had boasted of.

The first Chrome OS computers are expected to ship by mid-year. You probably would know that Google is gearing up to demonstrate the first hardware using a finished version of the OS at the Google I/O conference to get underway on May 10th.

From what we have been hearing, the Chrome OS appears to be stable as of now.  That gives us a reason to believe that the Alex netbook launch is just round the bend.

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