Yes offers Samsung Chromebook with built-in 4G WiMAX

Posted:  May 26, 2013   By:    13 comments   


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Yes has recently launched a new device in a form of a Samsung Chromebook which comes with built-in 4G WiMAX connectivity. Running on Chrome OS, the Samsung Chromebook is powered by a dual-core Exynos 5 processor with a 11.6″ display that does 1366×768 pixels resolution. Weighing just slightly over a kilogram, the Chromebook boasts a battery life of 6.5 hours. In terms of storage, it gets a SSD storage of 16GB with complimentary 100GB Google Drive cloud storage for 2 years.

The Samsung Chromebook is priced at RM1,299 outright with RM100 Yes Credit. Alternatively, it can be yours from as low as RM988 with 24 months contract of Yes 88 Plan that offers 3.5GB at RM88/month. However there’s an upfront advance payment of RM311 required, which means you would need to prepare RM1,299 at the time of purchase.

The idea of having a 4G connected laptop isn’t entirely new in Malaysia. P1 has offered WiMAX embedded laptops and netbooks 3 years ago without much success. The biggest challenge back then was mobile coverage and pricing which was a premium over the standard non-WiMAX offering. As far as mobile connectivity is concerned, Yes WiMAX network is capable of seamless connection while on the move and it all boils down to the appeal of Chromebook’s cloud based OS. Being heavily reliant on internet connectivity, it is different from the usual Mac/Windows laptops experience.

For more information, head over to Yes’s 4G Chromebook page.

Watch the Samsung 4G Chromebook promo video after the break.

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13 Comments for Yes offers Samsung Chromebook with built-in 4G WiMAX

Kelvin

Too expensive!!

    Yes 4G Conjob

    Total waste of money. Just go out and buy the Asus X201. It is as slim and as light as this machine. Cost only RM850 (see lowyat forum for rickyrich, he is the cheapest). Then just install Ubuntu. It is completely free with a superb Firefox browser. You want Internet? Just go and buy the Yes 4G starter pack for RM100 lah. This machine at RM1299 is just a rip off. In the US, this machine is sold only for Us$200. So, it is RM600. But here, you kena con at RM1299. Also, its merely a browser. You cannot play even avi or wmv movies on it nor store anything on it. So silly and stupid. Cloud computing is so bodoh. Imagine, you cannot even play any movie file on this machine! Cannot lah just have web brower. Anyway, the Asus x201 is a full fledged notebook. You can store anything, you can open any Office document etc etc. Btw, in Ubuntu, Office is free also!

      Yes 4G Conjob

      by the way forgot to mention, the Asus X201 is also as thin and slim as the Samsung Chrome. Samsung Chrome is destined for failure. maybe you should sell it at RM499 with a plan.

Johnson C.

Joking right? 4GB quota internet only RM68 per month for Super Postpaid Plans for Yes itself.
I wonder why our telco now don't have competitive price among each other @@

Aaaaaaaaa

This laptop is crap. All plastic, typical samsung build.
The OS is normal, just get Chrome Browser then u get pretty much alll the functionality this laptop can offer.
For this price just get an ipad or android tab or windows rt slate can offer much better functionality

Alex

Where is Pixel?

dan

got it for a little below half price through early bird promotions. cant complain. the cheapest internet-centric computer ive had so far. been wanting to get a chromebook since last year but the connectivity was a problem since all 3g services here scuk. big time. having yes connectivity sealed the dealdan

Commenteur

WiMAX is a dying breed, no point to continue supporting it.

John Ng Lin

SO Sick! Definitely recommend all to buy it! Fast start up time, pretty much can do everything and anything! Really great product and am happy with it :)

Lisa

Was considering one not know what type of specs any chromebook offers. Looks like a full fledge laptop even a low powered one is better.

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kent

Too Expensive lah !!! Better purchase an ipad.

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