1. The hardware
The Samsung "Chromebook" will have a 12.1 inch screen, start up in less than 10 seconds, resume instantly from sleep mode and provide up to 8.5 hours of battery life. An Intel Atom dual-core processor, HD webcam, digital microphone, track pad, two USB ports, and support for SD cards round out the main features. A similar laptop from Acer will offer a smaller screen, and only 6.5 hours of battery life.