First official Chrome OS netbook name and specifications revealed?

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The first official Chrome OS netbook now has a name or at least a codename. A Chrome OS bug report suggests that the device is made by Samsung and is known as “Alex.” The name was used to dig up some Google Documents (no longer available) that appear to reveal some of the specifications of the device.

The Samsung Alex will be powered by a 1.5GHz Intel Atom N550 processor and Google’s Chrome OS. It will come with 3G connectivity (using the Qualcomm Gobi 2000 chipset), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a display offering a resolution of 1280×800 pixels, 2GB RAM, a SanDisk SSD (capacity unknown), a Synaptics touchpad and a webcam. You can also expect it to sport a card reader, some USB ports, and a VGA output.

There are no details yet on pricing and availability. We could find out more though at the upcoming Google I/O.

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