Samsung and Google’s tie up for the computer platform has reached a new level. After the Google Chromebook, Samsung and Google are back together with Apple Mac Mini competitor named as Samsung Chromebox.
Samsung Chromebox is based on Google’s Chrome OS which made its debut at CES (Consumer Electronic Show) 2012 in January. After CES, there were no signs of the Chromebox and that had certainly put a question mark on its availability in the retail stores.
Samsung Chromebox Sepcs
Back today, Samsung Chromebox was spotted on an online US-based retailer Tigerdirect. Samsung Chromebox will pack a dual-core Intel Celeron processor clocked at 1.9 GHz alongside with 4GB RAM with DDR3 architecture, Wi-Fi connectivity, six USB ports and 16GB storage.
Other features include a DVI port, Ethernet, two Display Link ports, headphone jack, and a power jack. A wireless keyboard and a mouse is expected to bundled with it as accessories.
On the other hand Apple Mac Mini has a good built and hardware packed inside it. Mac Mini has a dual core Intel Core i5 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB DDR3 RAM, Intel HD graphics, WiFi, Thunderbolt port, four USB ports and 500GB storage.
Tigerdirect has pulled the listing from its website and it will be up again when Chromebox will be officially launched. Samsung Chromebox is likely to be announced at the Google I/O conference that is scheduled for June.
Samsung Chromebox Price
Tigerdirect listed Samsung Chromebox for $329.99 which means after the launch it will be lying in the same price segment. On the other hand, Apple Max Mini is priced much more than Samsung Chromebox and starts from $599.00. This big price tag is due to the better hardware support.
There are many similar Android based media boxes which are capable of doing the same tasks as Samsung Chromebox and cost almost half the price. I believe Samsung will a have difficult time selling the upcoming Chromebox.