Samsung has launched Chromebook laptops with Chrome OS in the past like the Chromebook 4, Chromebook 4+, Plus V2, and more. Now, the company is expanding its lineup of Chromebook with the launch of its new Galaxy Chromebook 2-in-1 running Chrome OS.
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook flaunts a 13.3-inch 4K AMOLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels and has a “near-infinite screen” with 3.9mm bezels, and Samsung has said that support for HDR400 will be pushed through a software. It is powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor paired with up to 16GB RAM with up to 1TB SSD. The graphics duties are handled by the Integrated Intel UHD GPU. The Chromebook measures 9.9mm thick and is the thinnest Samsung Chromebook ever released.
It runs on Chrome OS and thanks to the Click-to-Call and Messaging apps, users can use the features present on Samsung smartphone directly on the Galaxy Chromebook. Regarding the connectivity, it supports the latest WiFI 6, fingerprint scanner, and interestingly it sports a 1MP front camera and also an 8MP camera that is present on the keyboard deck. Coming to the I/O, it has 2 x USB Type-C ports, 3.5mm audio jack, and UFS/MicroSD card reader. Lastly, it packs a 49.2Wh battery and there is a built-in pen that lets users write, draw, and navigation the laptop.
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook specifications
- 13.3-inch 4K AMOLED touchscreen display (3840 x 2160 pixels)
- 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor
- Intel UHD Graphics
- Up to 16GB LPDDR3 RAM
- Up to 1TB SSD
- 2 x 2W Stereo speakers
- Backlit keyboard
- Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), 802.11 ax 2×2
- Built-in Pen
- Fingerprint scanner
- 1MP front camera, 8MP camera on Keyboard deck; Internal Digital Dual Array Microphone + Mono Microphone
- 2 x USB Type-C ports, 3.5mm audio jack, and UFS/MicroSD card reader
- Dimensions: 302.6 x 203.2 x 9.9 mm; Weight: 1.04kg
- 49.2Wh battery (typical)
- Chrome OS
Pricing and Availability
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook comes in Fiesta Red, Mercury Gray color options, is priced starting at US$ 999.99 (Rs. 71,898 approx.) and will be available in Q1 2020 in the US.
Commenting on the launch, Alanna Cotton, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Samsung Electronics America said:
The notion that we do everything stationary at a desk is a thing of the past, and people need premium devices built for our new reality. By offering a seamless, premium user experience, Galaxy Chromebook helps you effortlessly switch between streaming, creative projects, word processing, and more.
Kan Liu, Senior Director of Product Management at Google said:
For years, students have come to love Chrome OS in classrooms around the world—but today, Chromebooks are being used for so much more, by the younger generation and working-professionals alike. As we see the demand for premium Chromebook experiences rise, we are investing more and more with partners like Samsung to build the next generation of flagship Chromebook product innovations and offerings.