Skip to main content

Samsung Chromebook: UK release date and price

Samsung Chromebook - Series 5
Samsung Chromebook - Series 5

The newly announced Samsung Chromebook will arrive on 24 June in the UK for £349 for a Wi-Fi version and another £50 for the 3G model.

Samsung's press release for the Chromebook gave the details of what the British will pay – and yet again the disparity in price between what it costs in the US and the UK will raise eyebrows.

"The Samsung Series 5 will be launched in the UK on 24th June, said Samsung's release.

"It will be available on Amazon.co.uk and PCWorld.co.uk. The 3G Wi-Fi model will retail at £399 and the Wi-Fi model has a price point of £349."

The US prices for the models are $499 and $429 – which at today's exchange rate puts the pricing at £305 and £262 – nearly £100 difference to the actual prices.

The UK market is always more expensive – with companies citing tax and higher rent, for instance – but the Brits are unlikely to be impressed at such a huge hike for the British market.

The Samsung Chromebook specs are:

· CPU: Intel N570 1.66Ghz Dual Core

· Operating System: Chrome OS

· Storage: SSD 16GB

· Memory: 2GB DDR3

· Screen: 12.1-inch WXGA LCD (1280x800), SuperBright (300 nit)

· Resolution: 1280x800

· Security: TPM

· Battery: Li-Ion Polymer 61 Wh, Up to 8.5Hrs

· Weight: 3.2 lbs.

· I/O Ports: 2 x USB, SIM Card Slot, 4-In-1 (SD, SDHC, MMC), VGA Dongle, DC-in

Patrick Goss

Patrick Goss is the Managing Editor - App Store UK at Apple. He is a passionate and experienced journalist, and he has been lucky enough to work on some of the finest online properties on the planet, building audiences everywhere has been and establishing himself at the forefront of digital content.