Samsung's Chromebook Plus V2 adds camera and swaps ARM for Intel
Samsung has launched the Chromebook Plus V2, an update on 2017 convertible that will be offered this month for $499.
The Chromebook Plus V2 doesn’t stray too far through the original Plus model, including a built-in pen and a display that will flip up to tablet mode, while within it gets the exact same 4GB RAM and 32GB built-in storage.
However, there are many crucial changes having, in accordance with CNET’s on the job preview, led to improvements. The 2018 design runs on an Intel CPU instead of the supply processor, bringing it good Samsung Chromebook Pro which established alongside 1st Plus however with a high-end Intel Core m3 processor.
The Intel processor chip on Plus V2 is a lower-end Celeron CPU. Particularly, a 1.5GHz dual-core Celeron 3965Y Kaby Lake Central Processing Unit that Intel introduced in 2017. Last year’s model had a 2.0 GHz Hexa-core CPU.
Regardless of this, CNET found the system handled both Android and and web applications through the Chrome Store really, and delivered a significantly better electric battery life, lasting over nine hours in an online streaming video test.
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But the new model has actually a slightly smaller 12.2 inch screen with a diminished resolution versus initial Chromebook Plus of 2400 x 1600 pixels. This time Samsung went with the full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution.
Another significant inclusion is a unique one megapixel front-facing digital camera that joins the 13 megapixel rear-facing digital camera.
The Chromebook Plus V2 also features two USB-C harbors for power, data or an exterior screen, a USB-A interface, a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Unfortunately, the Chromebook V2 still doesn’t have a backlit keyboard, a feature that was in addition missing through the Chromebook Pro but which Samsung quietly fixed in an unannounced upgrade in April.
At $499, the Chromebook Plus V2 is recognized as a premium Chromebook albeit a tier below Samsung’s $600 Chromebook professional and HP’s new $600 detachable 2-in-1 Chromebook x2, which includes an Intel Core m3 processor and a more impressive 8GB of RAM.
The Chromebook Plus V2 is certainly going available for sale through most readily useful Buy on Summer 24. Samsung hasn’t announced prices or accessibility for other areas. Here’s the Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2) specs:
- Processor: Intel Celeron 3965Y
- Memory 4GB
- Storage 32GB
- Graphics Intel HD Graphics 615
- Weight 2.93 lbs
- Dimensions 11.34 x 8.19 x 0.63-7.0 inches
- Ports 2 x USB-C™ [4K display out with optional adapter, Charging], 1 x USB3.0, MicroSD card reader, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Display aspect ratio: 16:10, brightness: 300nit
- Camera: 1M (front side); 13M (on keyboard deck)Stereo Speakers (1.5W x 2), Built-in-pen
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Posted at Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:15:51 +0000