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Monday, March 03, 2014
Samsung's Chromebook 2 Comes In April
Samsung's new Chromebook 2 will in both 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch flavors, and they'll cost you $319.99 and $399.99, respectively when they launch in April.
Their slim body measures less than three-quarters of an inch thick and weigh in at just under 2.5 pounds for the 11.6-inch model. Their lid features the stylish stitched design of the Samsung GALAXY Note 3, adding to the sophisticated look.
The Samsung Chromebook 2 Series wakes up in less than one second and cold boots in less than ten. Both models include one of Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa chips (1.9GHz in the 11-inch model, 2.1GHz in the 13-inch), and the extra clock speed and cores and the more powerful GPUs should help provide smoother performance.
Each laptop also includes 4GB of DDR3L RAM and 16GB of solid state storage, a USB 2.0 port, a USB 3.0 port, a full-size HDMI port, a headphone jack, and a microSD card slot. Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi round out the wireless interfaces.
The 13.3-inch Chromebook 2 features a Full HD (1920x1080) display with 250nit brightness. It is also optimized for Google+ Hangouts messaging and video calling with enhanced audio quality on 2Wx2 speakers and a noise reducing array microphone.
The Chromebook 2 models also offer up to 8.5 hours of battery life. And as it happens in all the Chromebooks, they update automatically, and all information and files are saved, encrypted to user's accounts.
The Samsung Chromebook 2 Series also comes with a package of apps worth more than $100. It includes smartphone access and data management service Air Droid Premium, task management and collaboration app Wunderlist Pro, and LittleBridge.com, an English learning app.