Samsung and Google announced the next generation Chromebooks together at CES in Las Vegas, with the Samsung Chromebook Plus and Samsung Chromebook Pro, and now the cheapest of the new Chromebooks is available for order ahead of the February 12 Samsung Chromebook Plus release date.
The Samsung Chromebook Plus pre-order price is $449:
So now we have a Samsung laptop with built-in pen, familiar to anyone who has ever owned a Samsung Note tablet or phone with a built-in S Pen. The only difference between the Samsung Chromebook Plus and Samsung Chromebook Pro is the 2 GHz hexa-core OP1 (dual A72 + quad A53) processor and the Intel Core m3 processor respectively. Other than that, these Samsung Chromebooks share the same specs.
Samsung Chromebook Plus is a 12.3-inch 360 degree revolving convertible Chromebook that runs Google Chrome OS with support for Google Play apps and media content. So you can use it like your Android phone or Android tablet, complete with multitasking of apps on a larger screen than a Android smartphone or tablet, while you simultaneously can enjoy the benefits of Chrome OS.
The 12.3-inch Samsung Chromebook Plus touchscreen has a 2400 x 1600 resolution display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection and 400 nits brightness, it has 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and 32GB of built-in storage, with microSD card expansion support.
It has good Wi-Fi cover, with 2×2 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi bands support, and Bluetooth 4.0.
Chromebook Plus has two 1.5 Watt stereo speakers, a HD front camera, dual array microphones, two USB Type-C ports with supprt for 4K monitors/displays, it has a spill resistant keyboard, and the the Samsung Chromebook Plus battery life is 8 hours long with a 5140 mAh 29 WHr battery.
The first of these Samsung Chromebooks with Google Play, the new Samsung Chromebook Plus XE513C24-K01US will be launched on February 12, 2017.
– Tom Bowen