Samsung has finally unveiled the Galaxy Chromebook 2, its brand new 2-in-1 Chromebook and the first of its kind to boast a QLED display. The device succeeds the company’s first Galaxy Chromebook, introduced in early 2020.
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 is priced at USD549.99, almost half of its predecessor which launched for USD999.99. It will be available in two finishes – Fiesta Red and Mercury Gray – this quarter in the US market. Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) pen will be sold separately.
Specifications and features
The Galaxy Chromebook 2 features a 13.3-inch FHD QLED touchscreen panel, making it the world’s first Chromebook to feature a QLED display capable of producing over a billion different colors for vivid, bright images. It is 13.9mm thick and weighs 2.71lbs.
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Under the hood, the Galaxy Chromebook 2 has Intel Core i3-10110U paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage or Intel Celeron 5205U paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The processor is accompanied by Intel UHD Graphics.
The device runs on Chrome OS, allowing users to backup and access files via Google Drive. Users can increase their productivity with the Google Play Store, Google Meet and the integrated Google Assistant.
In terms of connectivity, the Galaxy Chromebook 2 supports Wi-Fi 6 (Gig +), 802.11 x 2 × 2, Bluetooth v5.0, 2 USB-C ports, microSD card reader, combo headphone / microphone jack. The Chromebook features dual 5W speakers with Smart AMP sound that is said to be 178% louder than the average amplifier.
In addition, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 comes with a 45.5 Wh battery, a 720P HD camera, a lattice keyboard with wider keycaps and a bright backlight.
Commenting on the launch, Shoneel Kolhatkar, General Manager, Head of New Computing, Samsung Electronics America, said: “We designed the Galaxy Chromebook 2 with these users in mind, with features in mind. from Galaxy Chromebook: Incredible visuals, great specs and beautiful designs and colors and bring them to a wider customer base. “
- The Galaxy Chromebook 2 features a 13.3-inch FHD QLED touchscreen panel, making it the world’s first Chromebook to feature a QLED display capable of producing over a billion different colors for vivid, bright images. It is 13.9mm thick and weighs 2.71lbs.
- Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook 2 2-in-1 boasts the first QLED display on a Chromebook