First 4G Chromebook in Malaysia

(Fourth from left) Kwon Jae Hung, MD of Samsung Electronics Malaysia; Wing K. Lee, CEO YTL Communications Sdn Bhd; David Sung Won Song, Senior VP Product Marketing Group of Samsung Electronics HQ; Tan Sri Dato’ Francis Yeoh, YTL Group Managing Director; Caesar Sengupta, Product Management Director Chrome OS; Dato’ Yeoh Seok Hong, Executive Director of YTL Communications Sdn Bhd; Felix Lin, Product Management Director of Google Inc at the event.(Fourth from left) Kwon Jae Hung, MD of Samsung Electronics Malaysia; Wing K. Lee, CEO YTL Communications Sdn Bhd; …

Yes releases the world’s first Samsung 4G Chromebook. Developed by Google and Samsung, the 4G Chromebook is another product in Yes’ portfolio. The aim here is to enable everyone to live, learn, work and play in an easier way.

“Yes is about driving positive change at a national level by delivering to Malaysia one of the most sophisticated 4G networks in the world. Based on this guiding principle, we have been working tirelessly to build the largest 4G network in Malaysia,” said YTL Communications Chief Executive Officer Wing K. Lee. “As a result of our expansive network, many Malaysians already have access to high-speed Internet through our portfolio of innovative devices and services.”

The Samsung 4G Chromebook comes with a built-in 4G chipset that enables always-on Internet. It is designed to work with Yes IDs, providing mobile Internet connectivity of up to 20Mbps on the Yes 4G network. According to the company, with nationwide 4G coverage, Malaysia is the ideal market to launch the world’s first Samsung 4G Chromebook.

Furthermore, the Chromebook is a new type of computing device and comes with Google apps like YouTube, Gmail and Drive, so users can work and play right out of the box. It comes with 100GB of Google Drive storage that is free for two years. Google mentions that there will updates and built-in virus protection to avoid any slowdown.

“Over the past few months, Chromebooks have become a part of everyday life for many people - a computer for the kitchen, for when on-the-go, or for sharing with the family,” says Caesar Sengupta, Product Management Director of Google. “Many of you around the world have told us you're eager to get your hands on a Chromebook, so we've been working with our partners to make this possible. Today we're happy to say we're one step closer to making Chromebooks truly ‘for everyone’ - or rather, ‘untuk semua orang’.”

The Samsung 4G Chromebook retails at RM988 with a 24-month RM88 postpaid plan which comes with a monthly data quota of 3.5 GB. The device alone retails at RM1299. It is now available at Yes Stores nationwide and its online store, (http://shop.yes.my). The device is also available to 1BestariNet Yes ID holders through the FrogStore at (http://frogstore.my) and at Bestari roadshows nationwide for RM988 with a 24-month RM69 plan which comes with a monthly data quota of 3.5GB.

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