Samsung revamps its decrease-finish Chromebook with fake leather-based
It is taken some time, however individuals lastly appear to be embracing Chromebooks because the low-value laptops that they have been designed to be. Samsung’s already earned our plaudits for this yr’s Chromebook 2, however what should you simply do not have $four hundred to spend on a brand new piece of hardware? By no means worry, for the corporate has additionally refreshed the decrease-finish mannequin from 2012 with higher specs, however the identical $249.ninety nine worth-tag. The low value doesn’t suggest that this new (previous) Chromebook cannot be trendy, nevertheless, as Samsung has coated the highest lid in the identical fake-leather-based backing that we have seen on loads of the corporate’s different devices.
Talking of the hardware, the Exynos 5 that ran the present within the 2012 mannequin has been ditched in favor of a 2.58GHz Intel Bay Path CPU (Celeron N2840) paired with 2GB RAM. You will additionally discover 16GB storage, Intel HD graphics and an Intel-made 802.11ac WiFi chip lurking beneath the keyboard. Show-clever, there is a 1,366 x 768 TN display nestled beneath a 720p webcam, and we might think about each have been carried over from the unique in an effort to maintain the prices down. Along with the battery rated for 9 hours of life, house owners shall be a number of the first to have the ability to use Google Assist, the corporate’s Mayday-esque tech help service. Out there between 10am – 7pm (ET), all a consumer must do is sort Chrome:assist into their tackle bar and, if an agent is obtainable, you will be given the choice to name them for help. If that is all the knowledge you want earlier than slapping money on the counter, you’ll pre-order the Chromebook from proper now, with delivery commencing sooner or later subsequent week. If not, then you definitely’ll simply have to attend for our evaluate
Dana Wollman contributed to this report.