Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 has been unveiled for CES 2021 as the successor to last year’s Galaxy Chromebook. The new model has a QLED screen that is presented as a notable improvement over the AMOLED screen available in the predecessor. The Galaxy Chromebook 2 also comes with slimmer bezels. Samsung has retained the 2-in-1 form factor and offered support for the Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) pen on the new Chromebook. Additionally, the Galaxy Chromebook 2 comes in two different colour options to choose from and has 10th Gen Intel Celeron and Intel Core i3 variants, and it has dropped the price significantly too.
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 price
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 the price starts at $ 549.99 (roughly Rs. 40,300), as reported by The Verge. The price is significantly lower than the Chromebook Galaxy that debuted at $ 999.99 (roughly Rs. 73,300). The Galaxy Chromebook 2 comes in Fiesta Red and Mercury Gray colour options.
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 features a 13.3-inch (1,920 x 1,080-pixel) full-HD QLED display with touch support. It is powered by a 10th generation Intel Celeron 5205U or Intel Core i3-10110U processor, combined with Intel UHD graphics and up to 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The Chromebook comes in 64GB and 128GB storage options, along with expansion support via a microSD card.
Samsung has provided 5W stereo speakers along with Smart AMP sound that is touted to produce audio output up to 178 percent louder than an average amp. It is also compatible with a stylus that can have up to 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity.
The Galaxy Chromebook 2 has an HD webcam (720p). There is also a backlit lattice keyboard. Additionally, the Chromebook includes a 45.5 Wh battery.
Connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 include two USB Type-C ports, a headphone/microphone combo jack, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth v5.0. Runs on Google Chrome operating system with Google play access to the store.
The Chromebook measures 304.9 x 203.2 x 13.9mm and weighs 1.23 kilograms. This is not as stylish or as light compared to the first-generation Galaxy Chromebook which was 9.9mm thick and 1.04 kilograms in weight. However, the cheaper price and the presence of a QLED screen make the new model equally attractive.