Samsung Chromebook 2 announced – both versions coming this April!

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We were just saying that Samsung must be close to announcing the Samsung Chromebook 2, as the price and other details were leaked. We didn’t know it would happen so quick, though! Samsung has just announced its new higher-end Chromebooks and now we have all the official details for you!

We know you all want to know about those specs, so here we go! These laptops are actually a bit better than we were expecting.

Samsung Chromebook 2 specs

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So the specs are a little different, but we are close enough. Hell, in some areas it is actually better! The difference in screen resolution happens to be the only downer, and that is if you want to get the 11.6-inch version.

The 4GB of RAM sounds very nice for a Chromebook! This will make multi-tasking and browsing multiple windows/tabs much smoother! The processor is also clocked a little lower on the smaller version (1.9 GHz vs 2.1 GHz), but that is probably just to make up for the difference in resolutions. Performance should be ok.

Samsung Chromebook 2 colors

Also unknown to us in the past was the fact that these laptops will be offered in multiple colors. You won’t get every color option with both iterations, though. The 11.6-inch Chromebook 2 will be available in both Jet Black or Classic White, while the 13.3 computer will come only in Luminous Titan Gray.

Samsung Chromebook 2 price and release date

As suspected, these computers will be a bit more pricey compared to the original Samsung Chromebook. The 11.6-inch version will cost $319.99 while the 13.3-inch one will run for $399.99.

Both will be released this April, 2014.

Will you buy it?

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Personally, I am more impressed by these laptops than I thought I would be. They are not made for the affordable market, but Samsung does mention the original Samsung Chromebook will stay in the market. You can opt for those if you are looking for something easier on the pocket!

As for the Samsung Chroembook 2, the specs, amazing battery life and build quality seem to make up for the new prices. I am not a big fan of the fake leather design and believe new high-end Chromebooks should all come with touchscreens by now. For these two reasons, the Samsung Chromebook 2 is not the laptop for me.

I do happen to own a Chromebook Pixel, though. The Samsung Chromebook 2 laptops may be the very best Chrome OS laptops after Google’s Chromebook. Will you take one of these home?

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  • https://plus.google.com/+EvanFeldman95/ Evan Feldman

    Very tempting. But probbally going to stick with my ARM Chromebook till the Chromebook 3 comes out, hopefully with a touchscreen.

  • robjackson81

    I’ve never really cared for touchscreen computers. Unless the monitor detaches as a tablet, I’ve found it’s usually quicker and more convenient to use the trackpad/mouse.

  • Skirlofthepipes

    Nice! Any mention of lighted keys? That’s about my only complaint with my Samsung Chromebook. A touchscreen would be cool, but not a deal-breaker for me.

  • Na7noo7

    Still doesnt get me off the Chromebase. But I would get the 13.3 one to replace my Toshiba with windows.

  • Nick

    Glad I went for the hp 14, boring colours on this and though the resolution is nice, the style is way off

  • http://soltesza.wordpress.com/ sola

    I think these higher prices would be OK if the screens were IPS-quality. Full-HD resolution on the 13″ is nice but since its a glossy TN panel, its use will be fairly limited outdoor.

    The first Sammy Chromebook has fairly bad viewing angles so an upgrade from that TN panel would have been a great improvement. Yet, it is at least matte so its 200nits is enough outdoor (not in direct sunshine of course). I would be cautious before buying a glossy screen for my use case (lot of use on public transport, so partially outdoor environment)

    Now, I am waiting for HP to announce an updated version of their chromebook. They at least got the screen quality right (and their charger is microUSB which is a huge plus, not needing to bring the brick with you).