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Exclusive: 3G version of Samsung Series 3 Chromebook listed for £286

It looks as if there is indeed a 3G version of the newly released Samsung Series 3 Chromebook which will be launched in the UK; one which carries the part-code XE303C12-H01UK (opens in new tab) and will cost as little as £286 excluding delivery.

We managed to track the product page of a 3G model from UK-based online retailer Ballicom International, which lists it as being “out of stock” while Amazon says that it will go on sale on 26 October (opens in new tab).

Yesterday, Google only announced one model and it went on sale at Currys for £229 (down to £218 until tomorrow night (opens in new tab)). The model is also listed on Samsung’s US website which means that a US version will also be available (opens in new tab).

Specwise both happen to be the same with a dual-core Exynos system-on-chip, 2GB of RAM, 16GB hard disk drive, a 11.6in WXGA display, a 4080mAh battery and 3G connectivity.

(opens in new tab)In the US, Verizon will provide 3G WWAN connectivity with the device for two years (up to 100MB per month). The product page also mentions that the battery life is slightly lower than the non 3G model (6.3 hours vs 6.5 hours).

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.