Malaysia WiMAX service provider, Yes yesterday launched the world’s first Samsung Chromebook with built in WiMAX chip, developed together with Google and Samsung. The Samsung 4G Chromebook with built in WiMAX has a retail price of RM1299 in Malaysia.
The WiMAX Samsung 4G Chromebook, believed to carry the model number XE303, has the following specification:
- 11.6’’ (1366×768) display
- Google Chrome OS
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB Solid State Drive, 100 GB Google Drive Cloud Storage free for 2 years
- Samsung Exynos 5 Dual Processor, 1.7Ghz, 1MB cache
- Dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4/5GHz, Bluetooth 3.0
- VGA Camera, 0.3MP
- 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, HDMI Port
- 6.5 hours of battery life (2 cell, 4080 mAh)
- 17.5 mm thin – 2.42 lbs / 1.1 kg
Via a 24-months contract, users could purchase it at RM988(with an upfront payment of RM1299) and take up the RM88 postpaid plan which comes with a monthly data quota of 3.5GB. The WiMAX operator claims that it now has over 4,000 base stations in Peninsular Malaysia offering theoretical download speeds up to 20Mbps.
“Yes is about driving positive change at a national level by delivering to Malaysia one of the most sophisticated 4G networks in the world. Based on this guiding principle, we have been working tirelessly to build the largest 4G network in Malaysia,” said YTL Communications Chief Executive Officer Wing K. Lee. “As a result of our expansive network, many Malaysians already have access to high-speed Internet through our portfolio of innovative devices and services.”
“I am really excited about what the Yes network can be do for this country. Everyone can be connected to the cloud anywhere and anytime. The Samsung 4G Chromebook is the perfect device to use on our network. It brings the power of computing to everyone, ushering in a new era of Cloud Computing,” said Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Francis Yeoh, YTL Group Managing Director.
For more details, visit the Yes4G website.