Six months ago, we received Cr-48 Chromebook prototype from Google, with the company saying they would release production hardware in a matter of months. We had some ups and downs with the Cr-48 prototype and we’re very glad to see pictures of mass-manufactured hardware arriving in our inbox, courtesy of iFixit.
Overview of Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook shows the simplicity in design. Note a very large capacitive multitouch pad
Samsung Series 5 3G is world’s first production Chromebook you can actually purchase in store and represents an entrance of a new era – the first netbook that doesn’t run Windows or some cut-down version of Linux (more to bring the cost down, rather than features themselves). According to Google, their Chromebooks belong to new category of devices that should bring the connectivity of smartphones and tablets with a more conventional chassis.
Experts at iFixit managed to lay their hands on one notebook and did what they do the best – tore it apart. According to iFixit, the Series 5 3G comes with following hardware:
- 1.66GHz Intel Atom dual-core N570 processor
- Intel NM10 Express Chipset (labeled as CG82NM10)
- 2GB RAM: Samsung K4B2G0846 HCH9 2 Gb DDR3 SDRAM
- 16GB SanDisk SDSA4DH-016G SSD
- Realtek ALC272 4-Channel High Definition Audio Codec
- Qualcomm Gobi Board: MDM2000 3G/GPS/Wi-Fi Baseband
- Synaptics T1320A Capacitive Touchpad controller
- 8100mAh Lithium-polymer Battery
- 12.1" Samsung Matte LED-backlit LCD screen
You can see more images if you visit iFixit’s Samsung Series 5 3G Teardown.