After launching Chromebooks manufactured by HP and Acer in India in October, Google has today launched a Chromebook by Samsung in the country. This Chromebook is priced at Rs 26,990 and like the rest is available from Reliance Digital and Croma retail stores and can also be pre-booked from Flipkart.
Talking of specifications, the Samsung Chromebook flaunts an 11.6-inch (1366×768 pixels) display and is powered by 1.7GHz dual-core Exynos 5000 SoC paired with 2GB of DDR3L RAM. Other features included are a VGA webcam, 16GB of internal storage (along with 100GB of free Google Drive storage for two years) and a 4,080mAh battery, which the company claims is good enough for 7 hours of usage. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, one USB 3.0 and another USB 2.0 ports.
As we had previously reported, Google has also tied up with Airtel and Tikona for providing data connectivity as Chromebooks have limited offline capabilities and these offers are also applicable for Samsung Chromebook buyers.
Under the offer with Airtel Chromebook buyers can pay an advance rental of Rs 2,499 and get an Airtel USB modem and 6GB of monthly 3G data for three months. After three months, users will be charged Rs 950 per month for 6GB of data. For circles that have Airtel 4G networks, Chromebook buyers can pay Rs 2,499 for which they will get an Airtel 4G dongle and 10GB of monthly 4G data for two months. After two months, users will be charged Rs 999 per month for 10GB of data. You can read the fine print here.
With Tikona, Chromebook buyers can get a 4Mbps connection with 8GB data usage valid for 45 days for free. Or they can pay Rs 3,500 and get 100GB of data free that can be used over 20 months. Paying Rs 4,500 would get them the same data plan along with a Wi-Fi router. You can read the fine print here.