Google has unveiled a new, faster Chromebook, as well as as the Samsung-built Chromebox desktop, running Chrome OS.
This Mac Mini style computer passes on the Chromebook's 3G skills but adds four USB ports to the Chrome OS laptop's offering of two.
The Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook rocks an Intel Core processor (rather than a battery-friendly Atom chip), 16GB SSD, 4GB of RAM, a 12.1in display and a newly designed touchpad. Google also reckons it boots in less than seven seconds.
Chrome OS also gets a makeover – there's a new app-centric UI and the introduction of side-by-side and full screen windows. The Chrome Web Store has been populated with more offline apps and offline support for Google Docs will be rolling out in "the next few weeks".
No pricing or availability has been announced for Australia.
This article originally appeared at Stuff.tv
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