Samsung May Unveil ARM-Based Octa-Core Chromebook

Developers Forum in September last year brought us a handful of brand new Chromebook models. Noticeably absent from this lineup was the South Korean manufacturer, Samsung. But apparently, the company is planning to release a new Chromebook model powered by the ARM-based Exynos processor instead.

Samsung’s first laptop was also powered by the company’s own silicon, the Exynos dual-core processor, clocked at 1.7GHz. Its second Chromebook model came with Intel Core i5 processor and 12.1-inch display. Now, we have rumors floating around that the next Chromebook will use the octa-core Exynos chip.

It’s possible that the chip is an improved variant of Exynos 5 octa-core processor used by the Galaxy S4. But with the HMP (Heterogenous Multi Processing) capability, the chip could have all its cores enabled at once. Like its predecessor, the laptop could also have 12-inch display with screen resolution up to QHD (2560 x 1440).

With 3GB of RAM, the new Chromebook should handle the lightweight Chrome OS quite easily and we could be hopeful that Samsung decides to use its new 4GB LPDDR4 DRAM module instead. It also offers ARM Mali T628 GPU and 7 hours of battery life.

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