1Samsung Series 5 Chromebook
2Left Side View
Like Google’s Cr-48 Chrome OS test model, the Series 5 offers a separate motherboard and I/O board layout with mini-PCIe cards for WWAN, WiFi. There is also flash memory as well as an Intel NM10 graphics card. However, the Atom N570 processor in the Series 5 includes 512K more L2 cache than the Cr-48’s Atom N455.
Series 5 uses a Samsung lithium polymer battery, which the company claimed is good for 8.1 Amp. With the Intel Atom chip, the battery lasts for 8.5 hours, fully charged. Interestingly, while the Cr-48’s battery is accessible from the outside of the machine, the Series 5 must be opened to swap out the battery.
7Solid State Storage
For those who hated the CR-48’s trackpad, the Synaptics T1320A Capacitive Touchpad Controller used in the Series 5 is reportedly much smoother and more responsive.