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Samsung's A15 Chromebook Loaded With Ubuntu Is Crazy Fast

Michael Larabel

Published on 20 November 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
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The Exynos 5 Dual performance in the $249 Chromebook is even much faster than what I had anticipated...

More Samsung Chromebook benchmarks from Ubuntu Linux are forthcoming once I've completed my own tests -- including examining the power consumption, compiler optimizations, etc -- but so far this $249 laptop is looking very attractive. The Samsung Exynos 5 Dual SoC is mighty competitive as shown by these initial benchmarks compared to a Calxeda quad-core Cortex-A9 SoC, the TI OMAP4460 dual-core A9 1.2GHz SoC, and an Intel Atom D525 1.8GHz dual-core CPU plus Hyper Threading. For those looking to get into ARM Linux development, the Samsung Chromebook looks like it will prove to be a great product and I look forward to more ARM Cortex-A15 products.

Using the cross-platform open-source Phoronix Test Suite benchmarking framework, you can compare your own x86/ARM system to these Cortex-A15, A9, and x86 performance results in a side-by-side and fully-automated/reproducible manner by simply executing phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1211119-SU-1210247RA91.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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