Yes Launches World’s First Samsung 4G Chromebook (WiMAX) in Malaysia

Samsung 4G Chromebook by Yes
Samsung 4G Chromebook by Yes
Samsung 4G Chromebook by Yes

Yes 4G launched the world’s first “Samsung 4G Chromebook” with WiMAX chip inside in Malaysia. The Chrome OS laptop price is RM1299 retail or RM988 with a 24-month Yes 4G postpaid plan.

[box type=info]Tip: “Samsung 4G Chromebook” is a Samsung Chromebook support WiMAX wireless broadband. It does not support real 4G LTE.[/box]

What is Samsung 4G Chromebook?

Samsung Chromebook is the “best selling laptop” on Amazon.com with the price USD$249. The 11.6-inch (1366×768) laptop is powered by Samsung Exynos 5250 Dual Core Processor, 2GB and 16GB SSD storage. It does not run Windows but Google Chrome OS, which is designed for web applications. VGA front-facing camera, built-in dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2 USB ports (1x USB3.0), HDMI port, support Bluetooth. Battery life last 6.5 hours and weighs only 1.1KG.

Released in October 2012, the original Samsung Chromebook has two models: WiFi only and WiFi + 3G. The 3G model allows you to insert a SIM card for mobile data connectivity. They are only available in 9 countries and not available in Asia.

The “Samsung 4G Chromebook” has the same specs as Samsung Chromebook 3G but, instead of supporting SIM card, it has build-in WiMAX chip to support Yes 4G network with up to 20 Mbps download speed. It is exclusive for Malaysia, Yes 4G has no plan to sell the WiMAX Chromebook in other country (the WiMAX chip won’t work with other WiMAX networks).

Price and Availability

Samsung 4G Chromebook device only price is RM1299. You can buy at RM988 with a 24-month RM88 (RM69 for 1BestariNet Yes ID holders) postpaid plan (3.5GB data quota). It is now available at Yes Stores nationwide and its online store.

Samsung 4G Chromebook product photos

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Video: Samsung 4G Chromebook

The Samsung 4G Chromebook video shows that Chromebook is a laptop for every family members. Some web applications shown in the video are: Google Docs, Angry Birds, Google Spreadsheet, Google Hangout, Google Calendar, Evernote, Yes Life, Twitter, Google Talk.

Samsung 4G Chromebook review

LiewCF is one of the selected bloggers for Samsung 4G Chromebook review. Each blogger get a unit of Samsung 4G Chromebook (for 3 weeks) and a free Yes 4G ID for WiMAX broadband connection. Stay tuned for my review!

Please ask your Samsung 4G Chromebook questions in the comment below.

[Samsung 4G Chromebook by Yes]

HOW TO: Use Google Drive Without Internet Connection

Google Drive offline screenshot
Google Drive offline screenshot
Google Drive offline screenshot

Google Drive online cloud storage support automatic syncing and offline access for all your Google Documents, Presentations, Spreadsheets, and Drawings. In this article, you will learn how to setup and use Google Drive in offline mode.

Setup Google Drive for offline access

Google Drive’s offline access is available only on Google Chrome or Chrome OS computer. Chrome OS users do not need to setup offline access because it is already there for you.

Google Drive Offline Edit
Google Drive Offline Edit
  1. Install Google Drive extension for Chrome.
  2. Goto https://drive.google.com and login your Google Account.
  3. In the left menu bar, click on “More” to show hidden menu items.
  4. Click on “Offline”.
  5. On the right panel, click on the “Enable Offline” blue colour button.
  6. Done. Your Google drive files will be saved to current computer for offline access.

Please note that only one Google account per Chrome profile can set up offline access to Drive. You can create a new Chrome profile for each Google account.

Google Drive’s documents will be synched to each computer where you have enabled offline access. Anyone who use those computers will have access to your Google Drive documents. Make sure you only allow offline access on your own computers!

Google Drive offline mode

After you have setup offline access, your Google Drive files will be synched in the background. Any changes made to synced files while offline will sync to all other devices with a time stamp when you reconnect to Internet.

  • When your computer is disconnected from Internet, open Chrome browser and goto https://drive.google.com to load offline version of Google Drive.
  • If your computer suddenly lost Internet connection while you are using Google Drive in Chrome, simply reload the browser window to show the offline version of your Drive and each file you have open.
  • If you are using unstable Internet connection, load https://drive.google.com/#offline in Chrome instead for stable view of offline Google Drive.

What files available for offline?

Google Documents, Presentations and Drawings are available for both offline viewing and editing. Offline Spreadsheets are view-only mode. Google Forms does not support offline access.

Other files such as PDF, Microsoft Office files and images are also viewable from Google Drive folder when you are offline.

How to disable Google Drive offline access?

You can diable Google Drive offline access anytime by clicking the “gear” icon in the upper-right corner in Google Drive and select “Stop using Docs offline”.

Find more information in Google Drive Help Center.