21 January 2021
Samsung has officially announced its newest Chromebook named Galaxy Chromebook 2. It is a direct successor to the original Galaxy Chromebook that was showcased at last year's CES. There are a number of improvements over the last generation but the biggest one is the use of the QLED display panel. It is the first such Chromebook device in the market.
The Galaxy Chromebook 2 sports a 13.3-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) QLED display with touchscreen input. It is a convertible which means it can be used as a traditional notebook as well as a tablet on the go. It is available in two variants, one with the 10th Gen Intel Core i3-10110U processor and another with the Intel Celeron 5205U processor. Both of these features Intel UHD GPU for handling graphics-intensive processes. There is an option to choose from 4GB or 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM along with 64GB or 128GB of storage space. A user can even expand the storage using microSD cards.
The convertible is packed with a 1-megapixel camera that can shoot in 720p resolution. The whole package is powered by a 45.5Wh battery which should be good enough for day-to-day usage. Other important features include stylus support, backlit keyboard, stereo speakers, two USB Type-C ports, 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 5.0, and WiFi 6.0.
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 will be sold in Mercury Gray and Fiesta Red color options. It will be sold first in the United States starting sometime in March 2021.