Samsung has extended their Chromebook series by announcing two new devices. Dubbed as Chromebook 2, Samsung announced two new models in the series, it is coming with both 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch screen size. Like any other Chromebook siblings, Samsung Chromebook 2 is running on Google’s Chrome OS.
Both the devices are powered by Samsung’s own Exyos 5 Octa-core processor, clocked at different speed. The 11.6-inch model is clocked at 1.9 GHz, where the 13.3-inch model is at 2.1 GHz. Both the devices are coming with Samsung’s signature faux-leather design, introduced by the company in their Galaxy Note devices.
The 11.6-inch model features an HD LED display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and it packs a 4GB of DDR3L RAM and a 16GB of on-board storage. The connectivity options for the device include USB 3.0, HDMI, USB 2.0 etc. The 11.6-inch Chromebook 2 model offers a battery life up to 8 hours, and it also offers a microSD multimedia card reader. The device is available in classic white and Jet Black color options.
While the 13.3-inch Chromebook 2 comes with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It offers the same memory and storage options like the 11.6-inch one, 4GB of DDR3L RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. The device offers up to 8.5 hours of battery life. It also includes USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and a HDMI port, along with a microSD multimedia card reader. It is available in Titan gray color.
” Since we introduced our first Chromebook in 2011, Samsung has been committed to continually developing our designs and features to meet our user’s ever-changing needs, while staying true to the core Chromebook attributes of simplicity, speed and security,” noted Mike Abary, Senior Vice president of consumer IT product marketing, Samsung Electronics, America.
Samsung planning to launch the device in the US first, and the price is set at $319.99 for the 11.6-inch model, while the 13.3-inch model will be available for $399.99 in the US. Samsung is also offering some premium apps with the device for extra $100. The app bundle include Wunderlist Pro, LittleBirdge.com, Air Droid Premium etc. The devices are expected to go on sale by April 2014.
Samsung Chormebook 2 specifications
|Samsung Chromebook 2||11.6-icnh model||13.3-inch model|
|Display||HD LED display with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution||Full HD LED display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution|
|CPU||Samsung Exynos 5 Octa-core processor clocked at 1.9 GHz(2MB L2 Cache)||Samsung Exynos 5 Octa-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz(2MB L2 Cache)|
|RAM||4GB DDR3L memory at 1600 MHz (on-board)||4GB DDR3L memory at 1600 MHz (on-board)|
|Internal Memory||16 GB MMC/NAND Embeded flash drive||16 GB MMC/NAND Embeded flash drive|
|Camera||720p HD webcam||720p HD webcam|
|OS||Google Chrome||Google Chrome|
|Connectivity Ports||1xHDMI, 1XUSB 3.0, 1xUSB 2.0, MicroSD multimedia card reader||1xHDMI, 1XUSB 3.0, 1xUSB 2.0, MicroSD multimedia card reader|
|Battery life||Up to 8 hours||Up to 8.5 hours|
|Availability||Exp. release date April 2014||Exp. release date April 2014|