A 12 months in the past, Samsung managed to shock everybody with the debut of its super-premium Galaxy Chromebook, and to kick off 2021, the corporate has a sequel. The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 retains a few of the high-end design traits, however cuts prices in some main methods.
The place the unique Galaxy Chromebook began at a whopping $999, the Galaxy Chromebook 2 drops right down to a $549 beginning worth. How? The story begins with the chip. That base mannequin makes use of an Intel Celeron 5205U processor alongside 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. For $699, the machine packs an Intel Core i3-10110U processor with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It’s not precisely the very best deal from its core specs, however the remainder of the bundle makes up for that only a bit.
By way of construct, the Galaxy Chromebook 2 is constituted of aluminum and weighs in at 2.71lbs. It is available in two colours, together with a daring “Fiesta Pink” colorway.
The machine has a 13.3-inch show, which is not a 4K OLED panel. Quite, it’s a QLED 1080p panel, which ought to nonetheless present glorious total high quality and colours utilizing Quantum Dot tech. Notably, the show retains assist for an lively stylus — this time utilizing the USI standard — although Samsung not contains one.
Underneath the hood, there’s additionally Wi-Fi 6 assist and a pair of stereo audio system. Samsung additionally features a microSD slot, two USB-C ports, a 720p webcam, and a backlit keyboard, too. The battery is a forty five.5Wh cell, a bit smaller than final 12 months’s Galaxy Chromebook. That mannequin was taken down by its extremely poor battery life, however the much less power-hungry processors and lack of a 4K show ought to imply this 12 months’s mannequin has sufficient endurance for many customers.
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 can be accessible in Q1 2021, however Samsung has not supplied a selected date.
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