CES 2020 has already kickstarted in Las Vegas and a bevy of laptops, smartphones and other gadgets have been announced by a number of brands players. Now, the South Korean giant, Samsung has announced its latest Chromebook convertible called the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook at the ongoing CES event. The device can be used in four modes – tent, flat, laptop and tablet. Notably, Lenovo has also launched its 2-in-1 Chromebook duo at the event in the form of IdeaPad Duet Chromebook and Flex 5 Chromebook. Let’s take a look at what Samsung Galaxy Chromebook offers.
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook specifications and features
With the Galaxy Chromebook, Samsung is taking the premium route as Chromebooks are usually lower spec devices. However, Samsung is offering impressive features on the latest Chromebook like a 13.3-inch 4K display with an AMOLED panel. Samsung is calling it a “near-infinite screen” because of ultra-thin 3.9mm bezels. The screen comes with a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels and support for HDR400 through software. At its core, there’s the 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor accompanied by up to 16GB RAM and up to 1TB SSD. As for graphics, there is an integrated Intel UHD GPU.
On the software front, the Galaxy Chromebook boots the latest Chrome OS and features Click-to-Call and Messaging app for syncing your Samsung smartphone. As for other features, the laptop comes with Wi-Fi 6, a 1MP camera on the front, an 8MP shooter on the keyboard deck, fingerprint scanner, and an integrated stylus. Coming to connectivity options, Samsung has equipped the Chromebook with two USB-C ports, a 3.5mm audio jack, and UFS/microSD card reader. Powering the laptop is a 49.2Wh battery.
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook pricing and availability
Samsung is offering the Galaxy Chromebook in two colour options – Fiesta Red and Mercury Gray. The pricing starts from $999.99 (~Rs 71,900), and the laptop will be made available in Q1 2020 in the US. As of now, there is no word on whether the laptop will find its way to Indian shores.