Anyone who is in the market for a laptop with a lot of style, may want to check out Samsung new Galaxy Chromebook 2. The device shares much of its predecessor’s aesthetic. But this follow up is a 2-in-1 device. This means it is both a laptop and a tablet.
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 is also the first-ever QLED Chromebook touting over a billion colors from its 13.3-inch QLED FHD touchscreen display. With the Galaxy Chromebook 2, it promised reliable hardware and seamless integration into the Galaxy and Google ecosystems.
So, if you are already in either or both ecosystem, this device is boon. But I have to be honest, there’s nothing particularly exciting under the hood. It is powered by either the 10th-gen Intel Core i3-10110U or Intel Celeron 5205U with integrated Intel UHD Graphics.
Meanwhile memory is 4 or 8 GB LPDDR3 and this being a Chromebook, storage is minimum, at 64 or 128 GB. However, more storage is possible with microSD card (not included) – thanks to the microSD card slot.
Other spec-sheet details include an all-new lattice keyboard with wider keycaps and bright backlighting, 1 MP 720P HD camera, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, Trusted Platform Module for security, support USI Pen (sold separately), and stereo speakers (5W x 2) with Smart AMP sound that is said to be up to 178% louder over average laptop amplifiers.
As far as I/Os go, it is outfitted with a pair of USB-C port and a 3.5 mm audio jack. Those are it. Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 Laptop is juiced by a 45.5 Wh battery, but no numbers were offered on the projected operation time.
All these are packed into a fairly lightweight package (1.23 kg or 2.71 lbs) and 13.9 mm (0.55″) thin. The device comes in a choice of Fiesta Red and Mercury Gray. No words on the pricing and availability yet.
All images courtesy of Samsung.