Samsung redesigns Google Chromebox

Posted by Trent Nouveau

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.

Although the new model is not yet available for sale in the US, you can snap up the older model from Staples for just $300.

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.