Samsung introduces the Chromebook 2

After showcasing a slew of devices in its Smartphone division in the form of Galaxy S5 flagship and Gear 2 smartwatches, Korean giant Samsung is shifting its focus to the laptops market. The manufacturer has unveiled the next-generation Chromebooks in the form of Chromebook 2, successor to its popular Chromebook model.

Samsung Chromebook 2

There are two models in the Chromebook 2 series with the main difference among them is of screen size. Samsung is also offering some premium services along with the devices. This includes one year access to AirDroid premium (wireless manage your Android device) and Wunderlist (cross-platform task management and team collaboration app).

Technical specifications of the 13.3-inch Chromebook 2 variant

  • Dimensions of 12.72 x 8.80 x 0.65 inches
  • Weight of 3.09 pounds
  • Available in Luminous Titanium Grey
  • Display of 13.3-inches offering screen resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels
  • Exynos 5 octa-core chipset with combination of a 2.1GHz quad-core processor and 1.5GHz quad-core processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 16GB flash storage
  • One HDMI, one USB 3.0, one USB 2.0 port and SD card slot
  • 720p webcam
  • Up to 8.5 hours of battery life

Technical specifications of the 11.6-inch Chromebook 2 variant

  • Measures 11.40 x 8.06 x 0.66 inches
  • Weight of 2.43 pounds
  • Available in Jet Black and Classic White colours
  • Display of 11.6-inches with the screen resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels
  • Exynos 5 octa-core chipset with the combination of 1.9GHz quad-core processor and 1.3GHz quad-core processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 16GB SSD storage
  • One HDMI, one USB 3.0, one USB 2.0 port and SD card slot
  • 720p webcam
  • Up to 8 hours of battery life

Price and availability details of the Chromebook 2

Samsung Chromebook 2

Both the Chromebooks will go on sale in the month of April in the US market. The 11.6-inch model will cost $320 and the 13.3-inch will cost $400.