New Samsung Chromebook may use 8-core chip for power and performance boost ? Tech News and Analysis (click for full article) by Kevin C. Tofel - May 31, 2013 "The current $249 Samsung Chromebook is already a solid value yet it may be time for a refresh. This model uses Samsung's dual-core Exynos 5250, but sources tell Mobile Geeks that a new version is in the works. This time around Samsung's Chromebook will get a boost to the octo-core Exynos, which will blend power efficiency with improved performance. If Samsung can keep the price at or near the same $249 level, it should be a worthy upgrade. The current ARM-powered Samsung Chromebook tested a bit slower than Samsung's similar device with an Intel chip when I compared the two in October. But you can get at least an extra hour of battery life out of the slower unit. I routinely saw 6 to 6.5 hours of run time on a charge when using the Samsung Chromebook with Exynos chip."