Samsung Chromebook is available in two different variants; it’s Google’s answer to the iPad Pro
Samsung has officially launched the Chromebook at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The Chromebook is Google’s fitting answer to Apple’s iPad Pro. It will be available in the market from February this year and it comes in two different variants – Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro. Pricing of the device starts from $449 (around INR. 30,000).
Samsung has developed the Chromebooks in collaboration with Google and both the Chromebook Plus and the Chromebook Pro look identical. Only difference between these two devices is the processors. The Chromebook Plus gets an ARM-based chip, while the Chromebook Pro is powered by an Intel Core M3 processor.
The Samsung Chromebook look spretty stylish with its all-metal shell and the device weighs little more than 1000 grams. It features a 12.3-inch 2400 x 1600 pixel LED screen. Interestingly, both the Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro come with a stylus and support on-screen writing.
This the first time the Chromebook gets a stylus. Apart from writing on screen it enables the user to grab screenshots, even use it as a laser pointer as well. It sports Google’s optical character recognition technology, which instantly syncs anything you write on the screen with the provided stylus to Google Keep. The data the user puts through the stylus will be uploaded to cloud storage, which can be accessed from anywhere anytime.
The device is claimed to be providing 8-hours of battery life. Speaking about other specs of the Samsung Chromebook, it gets a 4GB RAM, a micro SD card slot, dual USB Type-C ports with charging support and a 4K video output as well. The device comes with a 32GB of inbuilt storage. Samsung has equipped the device with a 360-degree hinge that enables the user to use it both in laptop and tablet modes.