Samsung has recently officially announced the next generation Samsung Chromebook 2 Series featuring faster performance, thanks to the more powerful 8-core processor built in it, longer battery life, and are lighter than its predecessor. The Samsung Chromebook 2 will be available in two variants, an 11.6-inch, and a 13.3-inch, in which the 13.3-inch variant will feature a slightly better specification. Check out the rest of its features, specifications, price, and availability below.
Samsung Chromebook 2 Series Features
More than a year ago, Chromebooks weren’t that popular, and many thought that it will just become one of those failed technologies. But it seems that they were wrong. Chromebooks are being manufactured by different manufacturers like Toshiba, HP, Acer, and now Samsung has recently launched a newly improved version of their Chromebook – the Samsung Chromebook 2 Series.
On the external aspect, the Samsung Chromebook 2’s lid features that same “stitched design” that we first saw in the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Aside from that, the Samsung Chromebook 2 Series offers users nearly instant access to everything they need. It wakes up in less than one second and cold boots in less than ten. Samsung’s energy-efficient Exynos 5 Octa processors allow for effortless multitasking and rapid rendering of graphics and videos, so multimedia content never misses a beat. Since its processor doesn’t consume much power, it can last up to 8.5 hours of battery life, meaning that users can enjoy the Chromebook 2 models throughout a full work or school day, all on a single charge.
The Samsung Chromebook 2 13.3-inch variant features a best-in-class, Full HD (1920×1080) display with 250nit brightness, perfect for viewing photos, video, and more. It is also optimized for Google+ Hangouts messaging and video calling with enhanced audio quality on high-power speakers (2Wx2) and a noise-reducing array microphone, helping conversations come alive on the high-resolution screen.
Chromebooks update automatically, ensuring users always have the most recent technology and security features without needing to think about it. Also, when you use a Chromebook, all your information and files are saved, encrypted to your account. This makes it easy and safe for family members or students to share a device or switch between devices.
The Samsung Chromebook 2 Series comes with a package of premium apps worth more than $100. It includes smartphone access and data management service Air Droid Premium, task management and collaboration app Wunderlist Pro, and LittleBridge.com, an English learning app.
Samsung Chromebook 2 models are as stylish as other expensive, high-end laptops despite its affordable price. The slim body measures less than three-quarters of an inch thick, making it easy to slip into any bag. At just under 2.5 pounds for the 11.6-inch model, it is also easy to carry anywhere. The lid features the stylish stitched design of the Samsung GALAXY Note 3, adding to the sophisticated look.
The Samsung Chromebook 2 Series is ideal for educators and administrators seeking to adopt one-to-one learning programs. Using the web-based console – available with support from Google for $30 per device for schools – Samsung Chromebooks can be centrally managed, making it easy for educators to configure a set of laptops across the classroom or the entire school. Samsung Chromebook 2 is a classroom-ready and cost-effective solution to support dynamic teaching and learning.
The Samsung Chromebook 2 Series will be available starting April May 2014. The 11.6-inch Samsung Chromebook 2 will have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $319.99, while the 13.3-inch model is priced at $399.99. I’ll post an update when the two models will become available to order or pre-order online. Subscribe and follow to get updated.
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