Samsung releases new Series 3 Chromebox with design update, no change in specs

January 3, 2013
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Launched back in May of last year, the Samsung-built Series 3 Chromebox, which runs Google’s Chrome OS, looks a tad like the Mac Mini – even though it sports a black coat of paint. Considering everything that the Korean has gone through in the past year, we don’t blame them for wanting to steer clear from anything too Apple-like. Meet the new Chromebox.

The 2013 Series 3 Chromebox comes with a brand new design, while keeping the specs virtually the same.

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The small desktop computer is definitely curvier than the predecessor with its rounded corners. Inside, you’ll find the same dual-core 1.9GHz Intel Celeron B840 processor, Intel HD graphics, 4GB RAM, 16GB solid state disks, and WiFi a/b/g/n.

The new Series 3 Chromebox has six USB 2.0 ports, two Display Ports (compatible with HDMI, DVI, and VGA), a DVI port, headset jack, and a 2W mono speaker. At 2.64 pounds, it’s slightly heavier than the 2012 version.

If you dig the new look of the updated Chromebox, it unfortunately hasn’t gone for sale yet anywhere but in the UK, where the price is set at £279 ($450). The U.S. release date and price haven’t been shared yet by Samsung.

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