Cracking Open the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook
At Google I/O 2011, the company unveiled the first two commercially available Chromebooks– the Samsung Series 5 and a machine from Acer. Starting June 15, consumers and businesses can purchase a Chromebook for under $500. Businesses can also rent them for $28/month per user through Google’s Chromebooks for Business program. We got our hands on the Samsung Series 5 early, and I couldn't resist cracking it open.
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. He was most recently Managing Editor for TechRepublic Pro. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.