Samsung Series 5 Chromebook Gets Torn Down: N570 Within
It's always interesting to take a look at what makes certain things tick, and Samsung's first Chromebook is no different. The Series 5 looks fairly easy to crack open, but there's a few major differences between the Series 5 and the original Cr-48. The latter has removable RAM, while the Series 5 has its RAM soldered onto the motherboard. The Cr-48 has a battery that's accessible by the user from the outside, while the Series 5 has a sealed battery; you'll need to remove the rear casing to access it. Furthermore, the Series 5 has an Atom N570 with dual cores, whereas the Cr-48 shipped with a single-core Atom N455.
There are plenty of swell macro shots of the teardown in the Via link below; if you're anxious to see what's inside your next netbook, have a look!