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New Samsung Chromebook goes on sale through Google Play, sells out (update)

New Samsung Chromebook goes on sale through Google Play, sells out (update)

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Samsung's latest Chromebook can now be purchased through the Google Play Store for $249. Announced last week, the new 11.6-inch Chromebook is equipped with an Exynos 5 Dual processor, a pair of USB ports, an HDMI-out port, and 2GB of RAM. The laptop weighs just 2.5 pounds and is 0.8 inches thick, and includes a battery that should last 6.5 hours on a full charge. Along with 16GB of on-board storage, new owners will also have access to an additional 100GB of cloud storage courtesy of Google Drive. The model currently on Google's online store is the Wi-Fi only version, although we won't be surprised if the 3G version makes an appearance in the near future as well.

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Update: Well that didn't last long: the Play Store is no longer accepting orders for the new Chromebook. Visiting the product page now simply offers the option to sign up for a notification when the new device is available. We'll keep you updated with any further developments.

Update #2: We've heard back from Google, who told us that the reason for the disappearance is because the initial stock of the Chromebook has in fact sold out. We don't know how many units were on hand to begin with, but the company says they're expecting more soon.