After being launched last week and available to purchase earlier this week, the $249 Samsung Chromebook sold out of its initial production units in less than 24 hours after initially going on sale in the Google Play Store.
To re-cap the Samsung Chromebook is equipped with a 11.6 inch screen sporting a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, and comes as you would guess running Google’s Chrome operating system, all powered by an ARM based processor.
Brad Linder over on the Liliputing website has been using the new Samsung Chromebook for a few days and has had time to carry out some early benchmarks for the new notebook, explaining:
“I ran the same tests on an Acer Aspire V5 laptop with an Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge CPU, Windows 7 software, and the Chrome web browser. It scored higher than either Chromebook, but that laptop also can’t boot in 10 seconds and costs more than $500.”
“Here’s what the benchmarks alone won’t tell you. I’ve used the new Samsung Chromebook to write blog posts, conduct research with more than a dozen browser tabs open, and stream video. And so far it’s never felt slower than a typical laptop.”