Sunday , June 25 2017

Samsung Chromebook now available from Mobicity

Whilst Chromebooks aren’t actually Android, we at Ausdroid are watching Chromebooks and ChromeOS with interest. Unfortunately both Samsung and Google have deemed that the latest model Samsung Chromebooks can’t be purchased outside of the US Market but Mobicity has now advised that they now have the Samsung Chromebook in stock for $399 + Shipping with a lead time of around 5-7 days. They’ve also supplied Geoff with a sample unit which he will be putting through its paces over the next few days and weeks. If you’re not familiar the Samsung Chromebook (XE303C12) Specs are :

  • 11.6 inches LED Display @ 1366 x 768
  • 1.7GHz Samsung Exynos 5 Dual-Core CPU
  • 2GB DDR3L RAM
  • 16GB Internal Storage
  • VGA Camera
  • Google ChromeOS
  • Bluetooth, WiFi
  • 4080mAh Battery
  • 205.5×289.6×17.5mm @ 1103 grams

If you do have any questions regarding the Samsung Chromebook or Chromebooks in general post them here and Geoff will do his best to answer them. If you want to check them out or order one, head on over to the Mobicity website and see them for yourself.

 
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16 Comments on "Samsung Chromebook now available from Mobicity"

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Jasta
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Jasta

Damn that’s cheap. How long before we see one snapped in half and thrown away after being used for dastardly criminal activity on a show like Breaking Bad? 🙂

Sean Hatton
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Question: Is the temp directory, app offilne cache and internet cache all the same directory?

Member

I got my delivery today. Not sure where to look to answer your question though? There’s a file browser of sorts on it but it’s limited.

Luke Wolf Badger
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will it be able to boot Android or Linux? team ausdroid do u know what sort of bootloader it has?

Phil Tann
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Phil Tann

Short answer: Yes
There’s already hacks out there to put Ubuntu on these bad boys, so it’s only a matter of time before other distro’s or an Android boot image is available.

Andrew Palozzo
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At $399 + Shipping that’s quite a hike from the US$250 :'(

tronixstuff
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tronixstuff

Considering they have to import it, offer a statutory warranty, make some money and also charge GST, the price is fair.

Chris
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Chris

There won’t be GST on it because it’s less than $1000. Might be better off buying through a site like http://www.priceusa.com.au directly.

Member

Do they give a warranty? It’s pretty important when you’re buying stuff that’s not supported outside the US, UK, etc.

tronixstuff
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tronixstuff

There will be GST, unless they’re doing a Kogan and shipping them directly from abroad.

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Matt

I agree there’s not a whole lot they can do but it makes the $249 instant buy (if this is your thing) into a $hmmmmaybenot.

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