Yes 4G launches World’s First Samsung 4G Chromebook in Malaysia

The Samsung 4G Chromebook has built-in connectivity to Malaysia’s largest and widest 4G network, designed to work with Yes IDs
KUALA LUMPUR, 22 May 2013 – Yes today launched the world’s first Samsung 4G Chromebook. Developed by Google and Samsung, the 4G Chromebook is another game-changing product in Yes’ innovative portfolio that enables everyone to live, learn, work and play in a simpler, smarter and lighter 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.”

“I am really excited about what the Yes network can do for this country. Everyone can be connected to the cloud anywhere and anytime. The Samsung 4G Chromebook is the perfect device to use on our network. It brings the power of computing to everyone, ushering in a new era of Cloud Computing,” said Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Francis Yeoh, YTL Group Managing Director.

Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice President for Android, Chrome and Google Apps at Google reiterated that he is “particularly excited at the pace at which 4G connectivity is being rolled out throughout the country.” He further added, “What’s happening in Malaysia can be a role model for many other countries around the world.”

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

The Samsung 4G Chromebook is a new type of computing device, designed by Google, to be fast, simple and safe for everyone to use. It boots in seconds and comes with popular Google apps like YouTube, Gmail and Drive, so users can work and play right out of the box. The Samsung 4G Chromebook also comes with 100GB of Google Drive storage that is free for two years. Unlike other computers, it keeps getting faster over time with seamless updates and built-in virus protection.

Perfect for those on-the-go, the Samsung 4G Chromebook is one of the lightest laptops on the market. It is a mere 17.5 mm thin and weighs just 1.1 kilograms, with a 7-hour battery life.

“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,” said Caesar Sengupta, Product Management Director at 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, ( The device is also available to 1BestariNet Yes ID holders through the FrogStore at ( and at Bestari roadshows nationwide for RM988 with a 24-month RM69 plan which comes with a monthly data quota of 3.5GB. “The Samsung 4G Chromebook will be a first device for many people. It is affordable, secure and always connected to the Internet. No one will be left out of the Internet age,” Lee added.

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