One among final 12 months’s most talked about Chromebooks is getting an replace this month. Samsung introduced the second technology of its Chromebook Plus in the present day, which is able to embody a few upgrades like a second camera and new processor.
The Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2) doesn’t stray too removed from the measurement and model of the unique mannequin that got here out in early 2017. The machine can nonetheless change between laptop computer and pill modes, and comes with a built-in pen that doesn’t require any charging for sketching and word taking up the go.
The most important change you‘ll see is to the processor, which is switching from an ARM-based chip to an Intel one. The unique Chromebook Plus used an ARM-based chip to assist it run Android apps throughout the early days of Android help on Chrome OS — it even used a chip particularly picked by Google for this function.
The ARM processor was the solely actual defining function between the Chromebook Plus and the Chromebook Professional, which have been introduced alongside one another early final 12 months. The Professional featured the barely extra heavy-duty Intel Core processor, and this new Plus mannequin will function an Intel processor as nicely, however from the lower-end Celeron line. The chip needs to be quicker, although it could not run Android apps as nicely. No announcement has been made on whether or not an upgraded Professional mannequin is coming; we might not see an improve there if that is the solely change coming to the Plus, and if we do, the distinction must be one thing extra important.
A second rear-facing 13-megapixel f/1.9 camera will probably be added alongside the 1-megapixel front-facing one for video chatting with household, mates, or shoppers. There’s a MicroSD card reader for further storage and two USB-C ports with 4K show output capabilities. The 12.2-inch display screen has a full 1080p show, and the pc will be capable to run about eight hours on a single cost.
The Chromebook Plus (V2) will probably be obtainable for buy at Finest Purchase beginning June 24th for $499.99.