After debuting the first-gen of the Chromebook last year, Samsung recently released the sequel, the Galaxy Chromebook 2 that comes with various adjustments.
Still packing a pretty luxurious look, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 is Samsung’s latest Chromebook offering.
The performance on the latest Samsung Chromebook is quite sophisticated. In fact, it no less than its predecessor. The Galaxy Chromebook 2 carries technology that was first brought to the Chrome OS laptop. And it is still coming with the 2-in-1 design, which can be used as a touch screen tablet.
While the previous series came with an AMOLED screen, this time, Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 comes with a 13.3-inch screen using a QLED panel. The screen also supports the Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) input, with a pressure sensitivity level of 4.096.
The keyboard is designed wider with a brighter backlight to type more comfortably and have minimal typos. Unfortunately, even though it is present as a premium device, Samsung does not include a security system using either a camera or a fingerprint sensor.
Not as light and slim as last year, the Galaxy Chromebook 2 weighs 1.23 kilograms with a thickness of 13.9mm. Classified as portable for a laptop, but it might feel heavy when folded and used as a tablet.
There is an option for the 10th generation Intel Core i3-10110U or Intel Celeron 5205U, with 4 / 8GB LPDDR3 RAM options. At the same time, there are also two storage options; 64 & 128GB, plus a microSD card slot. Samsung also provides two 5 watt speakers with a smart AMP to make the sound 178% louder than the average amplifier.
The battery capacity is 45.5 Wh, and Samsung promises a long duration of use at 14 hours. There are two USB-C ports and an audio combo jack, plus Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity support for port.
Price and Availability
This latest laptop from Samsung comes in two attractive color options; Mercury Gray and Fiesta Red. Samsung will launch the Galaxy Chromebook 2 before the end of March with the cheapest variant priced at $ 550.