Samsung is expected to release a successor to its first ARM based Exynos 5250 Chromebook in the coming year. The new ARM Chromebook will reportedly have an Exynos 5 Octa 5420 processor based on ‘big.LITTLE” technology with four Cortex A7 1.3GHz low-power cores and four Cortex A15 1.8GHZ high-performance cores coupled with 3GB of RAM. Mali-TG28 GPU or graphics processing unit is also expected.
The new Samsung Chromebook is also rumored to have a 12 inch or less 2,560×1,600 pixel resolution display, 16GB or 32GB SSD storage and a battery capable of providing juice for seven hours. The price for this Chromebook is said to fall between $250 and $300, which would definitely make it an enticing option for customers looking to purchase an affordable notebook that runs on the heavily internet dependant Chrome OS. These notebooks have actually enjoyed much success this year, with latest data from the NPD Group revealing that 21 percent of all U.S. notebook sales in 2013 were accounted for by Chromebooks. One of the biggest reasons why they’re slowing gaining popularity is the price, which is relatively lower than conventional Windows 7 powered notebooks. Chromebooks are expected to perform better next year as well, with a new crop of notebooks expected to be unveiled next month at CES 2014. Samsung isn’t expected to unveil its latest ARM Chromebook at the show.