Samsung Announces New Chromebook Plus V2


The 16:10 1920 x 1080 panel should be fine, but it's quite a bit different from the 3:2 2400 x 1600 screen on last year's model. "For those who choose Chrome OS, we wanted to give them a lot of reasons to choose the new Samsung Chromebook Plus, as it is designed especially for people who never stop moving, to match their pace and magnify their creativity".

The Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 has been officially announced.

Previous year saw a major shift of how we look at Chromebooks, and as 2018 zooms by, things are only evolving more and more. Samsung today launched the successor to this device and while it doesn't bring any major design changes, it does come with upgraded internals which includes a more powerful processor.

There are more connectors on board, as well, with a pair of USB-C ports (capable of outputting 4K to an external display with an optional adapter), along with a USB 3.0 connector and a microSD card slot.

The original Samsung Chromebook Plus ran with an ARM-based hexa-core CPU, whereas the new model goes with an Intel processor - just like its Chromebook Pro sibling - albeit not a Core family CPU, but a Celeron 3965Y. The front-facer is a 1-megapixel (MP) affair, with the rear camera boasting 13MP and benefiting from auto-focus.

The keyboard can withstand spills up to 60cc, and the rounded edges claim to offer users a "comfortable grip whether it's being used as a notebook or a tablet". The 2-in-1 convertible will be made available in the country starting June 24 across Best Buy stores and at a starting price of $499.99 (roughly Rs. 34,000).