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http://www.zdnet.com/the-google-chromebook-suddenly-is-an-enterprise-contender-7000006018/
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The new Chromebook is also more powerful under the hood, being the first mobile device to sport Samsung's Exynos 5 system-on-chip. The Exynos 5 uses a dual-core, 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A15 CPU that can support up to 2560x1600 resolution, 1080p video at 60 frames per second, and USB 3.0.

The Cortex-A15 has been benchmarked running twice as fast as the quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3, which, coincidentally, is used in the Surface and the Google Nexus tablet.

Samsung's sleek new $249 Chromebook aggressively undercuts the $499 iPad on price the way many observers thought Microsoft needed to do with the Surface RT.

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I like dat res
    
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Wouldn't really call it a Nexus killer.... two different products for different needs.
 
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Wouldn't really call it a Nexus killer.... two different products for different needs.

Yeah my thought exactly.
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Why would I get something like this if I have a powerful laptop?
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I have an android tablet and a chromebook. I use them for different things, I don't really see how its a nexus/tablet killer.

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can support up to 2560x1600 resolution

Wait so the A-15 can support it, but whats the chromebook actually have?
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If it's like the one I used, 1280 x 800
 
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can support up to 2560x1600 resolution

Wait so the A-15 can support it, but whats the chromebook actually have?

THIS. If it's not, then I'd recommend against it.
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Wait so the A-15 can support it, but whats the chromebook actually have?

Cheap to deploy if your corporation has moved to using Google Apps. Otherwise, aside from the hardware specs (CPU mostly), I'm not seeing the advantage over Android tablets (at least for consumers). Having $250 Chromebooks is really smart on Google's part to entice enterprise customers away from Windows and into Google's cloud services.
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