Samsung Galaxy Chromebook was launched at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, where we had the opportunity to touch it and study it more closely, but it will be available on the market (American only?) By the first quarter of the year – therefore maximum for March – at starting price of 999 dollars. It is not a small thing but, continuing to read our article, you will understand that it is probably one of the most convenient in its category and has a higher gear than the Google Pixelbook Go, which is one of the most expensive Chromebooks.
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook
It is not a clamshell but a 2-in-1 convertible which, thanks to the special hinge, allows the display to be rotated up to 360 ° to use the device as a notebook, tablet or in one of the intermediate modes (tent and stand). Just a quick glance to recognize it among many, because it is colored in a beautiful red / orange (which Samsung calls Fiesta Red) but it will also be declined in the most classic silver color (Mercury Gray).
Turning to the hardware configuration, Samsung Galaxy Chromebook will be the company’s first Chromebook equipped with an Intel Core i3-10110U or Intel Core 5-10210U (Comet Lake) processor with Intel UHD 620, 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 256GB of storage on SSD M .2, although more expensive SKUs with (up to) 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage seem to be expected. And not only that: it will also be the first Chromebook with AMOLED display, a 13.3-inch 4K (3840 x 2160 pixel) HDR400 touch panel, which naturally raises the sale price by positioning the device in the highest end of the market against much cheaper models . The display has a brightness of 400cd / m² and a high contrast, but above all it supports pen input, with a Samsung S-Pen supplied and equipped with its own housing on the right side of the chassis.
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Samsung Galaxy Chromebook
The aluminum frame weighs 1.04Kg, measures 302.6 x 203.2 x 9.9 mm and integrates a good set of interfaces, which includes two USB 3.1 Type-C Gen1 ports, an audio combo jack, a microSD card reader (UFS), in addition to the usual 802.11ax WiFi modules (WiFi 6) and Bluetooth 5.0. Lacks – and not surprisingly – a video output like an HDMI.
Although we have no information on autonomy, we know that Samsung Galaxy Chromebook integrates a 49.2 Wh battery and is “certified” Project Athena, so it should last at least 9 hours away from the current. The rest of the configuration includes two speakers (2 x 2W) and two webcams, one of which is 1MP in the upper frame and one 8MP located in the upper left part of the backlit chiclet keyboard. There is also a fingerprint reader for secure access to the system via Windows Hello