Samsung redesigns Google Chromebox

  • Samsung is fast becoming associated with all things Gogole and Chrome.

    Indeed, the industry heavyweight recently launched a versatile ARM-powered Chromebook  which quickly became a best-selling product on Amazon at a $250 price point.

    Of course, Samsung also sells a number of other Chrome-based devices, including the Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook (Wi-Fi) and the XE300Mww_A01US Chromebox.

    Recently, a redesigned Chromebox was spotted by Brad Linder of Liliputing. The device sports a slick new case with rounded corners and looks more like a next-gen appliance than traditional PC.

    The XE300M22-B01US is equipped with similar hardware as its predecessor, including the same audio, video, Ethernet, and USB ports, although the front-facing ports are covered by a plastic door.

    Additional specs include a 1.9 GHz Intel Celeron B840 processor, Intel HD graphics, 4GB of RAM, a 16GB SSD (solid state disk), WiFi, a 2W mono speaker, 6 USB 2.0 ports, a DVI port, headset jack and two display ports.

    Chrome OS can best be described as a Linux-based operating system designed to work exclusively with web applications and Mountain View's cloud-based Google Drive. The operating system was announced on July 7, 2009, with the first Intel-based Chromebooks shipping on June 15, 2011.