Samsung wowed everyone at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2020 (CES 2020), when it released the first Galaxy Chromebook, which is a powerful Chrome OS laptop with the best specs, stylus, and S Pen stylus. The dazzling price tag of $ 999. Chromebook finally entered the market with two defining features: an incredible 4K display and extraordinary battery life. Samsung restored priority with the Galaxy Chromebook 2. It gave up the 4K display and other features, boosting battery life throughout the day and lowering prices. Is it worth the deal? Found in Tech Markup’s Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 review.
|Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 (Intel Celeron)||$549||€449||£399|
|Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 (Intel Core i3)||$699||€599||£499|
Everything that you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2
It’s a bit misleading to refer to the new Galaxy Chromebook 2 as a sequel to the first-gen Galaxy Chromebook. Without the iconic original 4K display, stylus, and fast Core i5 processor, the Galaxy Chromebook 2 looks more like a second try than an actual follow-up. In addition to the naming convention, the Galaxy Chromebook 2 retains the (mostly) high-end, two-in-one design, reliable specs, and the must-see color red. If you’re leaning toward conservatives on computer hardware, you can also use gray.
Two basic variants are provided, one with an Intel Celeron processor, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of storage space, and the other with an Intel Core i3 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of storage space. The smaller model will cost $549, while the updated model will cost $699. The Galaxy Chromebook 2 can be purchased at Best Buy and Samsung.com. It can compete with options from Google, Acer, and other companies.
Design of Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 is a square machine. Like the original Galaxy Chromebook, it is not as thin, sleek, and light but still has its charm. For example, the new machine can use the super bright red option, and the aluminum cover and striking side edges can also provide a high-end look. The Samsung logo is deeply etched into the metal, making it easy to stand out. The gray model also looks very stylish, although it lacks the visual effects of the red model.
In addition to its beauty, the Chromebook 2 is a spinning convertible. It can work both in laptop mode and on the tablet. The top and bottom halves of the device are connected by two metal hinges and are strong enough to hold the Chromebook at whatever angle you set. I have complete confidence in the hinge, which is smooth and easy to operate, yet stiff and strong. The Chromebook 2 doesn’t come with a stylus, just like the original device. If you are willing to provide your own display, the display supports active digitizers.
Due to the 13-inch screen size, the Chromebook 2 is quite compact. It measures 305 x 203 x 15 mm (12 x 8 x 0.59 inches) and weighs 1.23 kg (2.71 pounds). I hope its weight is reduced a bit, but the size is good. The sharp corners are embarrassing, and if your backpack lacks padding, it will hit you on the back.
Display and keyboard of Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2
It’s not 4K OLED, but the Chromebook 2’s Full HD QLED is still impressive. This is a 13.3-inch touchscreen with an aspect ratio of 16: 9 Those users who are more interested in productivity may prefer the aspect ratio of 16:10, but lovers of media will prefer the traditional 16: 9 set. There are thin edges at the top and sides of the screen, but there are a lot of black edges at the bottom of the screen.
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