The South Korean electronics giant Samsung has unveiled the new Galaxy Chromebook 2, which is the successor to the Galaxy Chromebook with an AMOLED display presented last year during CES 2020. This time too, the company is setting a milestone as the new Chromebook 2 will have first QLED display in any laptop.
Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2
This 2-in-1 device will have a 13.3-inch touchscreen with Full HD+ resolution resulting in 1920 x 1080 pixels. In addition the display is HDR rated and supports USI Pen (Universal Stylus Initiative) that can detect up to 4,096 levels of pressure.
Under the hood, it is powered by an Intel Celeron 5205U that consists of a 15W CPU with 2 cores and 2 threads. The GPU tasks will be handled by the Intel UHD graphics. If you want more performance you can pick the 10th gen Intel Core i3 CPU version that offers dual-core CPU, 4 threads resulting in higher clock speeds. The RAM and storage options include 4 or 8GB LPDDR3 RAM and 64 or 128GB of storage. Besides there is a microSD card slot for further expansion.
The battery is rated at 45.5 Wh and is expected to last up to 14 hours of continuous usage. For multimedia purposes there is a dual 5W speaker setup backed by Smart AMP feature, making it 178% louder than an amplifier according to the company. For video calls, there’s a 720P webcam as well. Regarding the connectivity, it supports WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0, two USB-C ports and a audio jack.
Pricing and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 pricing starts at $550 which is about half of the debut price of its first generation. It will be available in Fiesta Red and Mercury Gray. The shipping dates in the United States are set towards the end of March.
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