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Samsung Series 5 Chromebook unveiled (photos)

Samsung shows off a first-of-its-kind Chromebook in at Google's I/O developers conference San Francisco.

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Unveiled

Wednesday night at an event in San Francisco, Samsung unveiled it's Series 5 Chrome, a first of it's kind cloud-based laptop running the Chrome OS.

The lightweight laptop utilizes Google web based services in lieu of a hard drive.
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Samsung Series 5 Chromebook

The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook powers up when opened, giving users immediate access to the Web and Google's cloud services.
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Login screen

The login in screen of the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook.
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Personalized laptop

Samsung Series 5 Chromebook requires a Google account to log in, which means that each users' previous actions and Web history, even if on another Chromebook, are remembered from the previous session.
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USB port on the right side

There is one USB port on the right side of the laptop.
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The left side of the Chromebook

On the left side of the laptop, from left to right is the power, a VGA connection, a USB connection, and the headphone jack.
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VGA USB

Behind the small door is the VGA monitor connection and the USB port.
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Bottom of the Chromebook

The bottom of the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook. There is no removable battery.
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Function keys removed

The standard function keys along the top row of the keyboard have been removed. Instead, there are more Web-specific keys. On the top right, an ESC key, followed by Forward and Back web browser buttons, Refresh, FullScreen and a button to cycle through Windows, as well as brightness adjustment and volume adjustment.
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Dedicated search button

A dedicated search button on the keyboard opens a new tab and places the cursor in Chrome's omni-bar to perform a search.
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SD card slot on the front

The SD card slot on the front of the Chromebook.
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Insert an SD card

When the SD card is inserted, a standard file director appear to navigate the card.
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Camera

Above the screen is the HD camera lens in the center, with a light sensor on the left, and the camera status LED on the right.

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