Cracking Open the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook

Samsung Series 5 Chromebook Cracking Open: Front

The Samsung Series 5 has the following hardware specifications:

  • Processor: 1.66 GHz Intel Atom dual-core N570
  • Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
  • Storage: 16GB mSATA SSD
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Communications: Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) and optional 3G (requires Verizon Wireless subscription)
  • Display: 12.1" LED (WXGA, 1280x800 resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio)
  • Video out: VGA (via optional dongle)
  • Battery: 6-cell Li-ion battery (up to 8.5 hours of life)
  • Ports: Two USB 2.0 ports, 4-in-1 memory card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)
  • Camera: 1Mp HD Webcam
  • Audio: Built-in digital microphone and stereo speakers
  • Keyboard: Full-size Chrome keyboard
  • Input device: Oversized multi-touch trackpad

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