Samsung gives flagship treatment to the Chromebook 2 series with a touch of faux leather

“With high-end specs, the Samsung Chromebook 2 is almost equivalent to a laptop” After the smashing success of the affordably-priced Chromebook, Samsung has released its successor with the aptly-named Chromebook 2. Compared to its predecessor, the Samsung Chromebook 2 offers top-of-the-line specs at a matching price-point. There are two variants of the Chromebook 2 – one with a screen size of 11.6-inch, and the other with a 13.3-inch display. Samsung Chromebook 2 (1) The Chrome OS-based portables are incredibly thin at 16mm and quite light at 1.13kg (for the 11-inch model). Similar to its flagship phablet the Galaxy Note 3, the Chromebooks have a stitched pleather on the lid. The 11.6-inch model is available in black or white, whereas the 13.3-inch version is in grey. Samsung Chromebook 2 (3) The 13-inch model offers full HD resolution, while the 11-inch model has screen resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Under the hood, the 13-inch version is powered by the latest Samsung Exynos 5422 Octa SoC sporting four powerful cores clocked at 2.1GHz and four power-efficient cores at 1.5 GHz, while the 11-inch model gets an octa-core Exynos 5420 chipset. The processor is backed by a 4GB RAM and for memory, the devices get 16GB flash storage. In terms of the battery life, the devices can offer up to 8.5 hours on a single charge. They sport the usual ports including one HDMI, one USB 3.0, one USB 2.0, and an SD card slot. For video calling, there’s an HD webcam at the front. To enhance the calling experience, the devices have 2Wx2 speakers and noise-reducing microphones. Samsung Chromebook 2 (2) Samsung is also bundling a one-year premium subscription to AirDroid making it easier for users to wirelessly manage their Android devices. The premium version of popular task management app Wunderlist is also there. Targeting the educational market, the portables also have free access to Littlebridge.com, an English learning app. The pricing for the 11-incher starts at $320 (approx. Rs 20,000), whereas the 13-inch model will cost $400 (approx. Rs 25,000). There’s no word on when the Chromebook 2 will be landing on Indian shores.

One of the earliest members of the 91mobiles' editorial team, Nitansh is a walking encyclopaedia of product specs. Name a phone and he’ll tell you the specifics on screen resolution, processor and camera without blinking an eyelid. Ask him if he remembers the launch date of a noteworthy phone, and he'll tell you the dates when the device first leaked, its global unveil, its Indian launch, and when it got a significant update. He’s a lover of all things Android, and loves writing reviews and scouting for new apps. A Wordpress whiz, he’s always ready to help out a fellow writer. While he juggles between many things at 91mobiles, he always manages to find time to write. In his non-tech avatar, Nitansh is a philatelist, which is a fancy word for stamp-collector.
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