Samsung announces the 2-in-1 Chromebook Plus V2

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Samsung says the new 2-in-1 convertible Chromebook is a light-weight and thin device which can be easily taken anywhere.

Samsung is pushing itself further into the Chromebook market with the announcement of the Chromebook Plus V2. The Chromebook Plus V2 will be available for purchase starting June 24th at Best Buy for $499.99USD. Samsung says the new 2-in-1 convertible Chromebook is a light-weight and thin device which can be easily taken anywhere. Given that most people ever only use their browser, these fit the bill perfectly.

“Today’s consumers want to be able to maximize their communication while also expressing their creativity wherever they are, and the new Samsung Chromebook Plus fulfills that need, “ said Alanna Cotton, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Samsung Electronics America. “For those who choose Chrome OS, we wanted to give them a lot of reasons to choose the new Samsung Chromebook Plus, as it is designed especially for people who never stop moving, to match their pace and magnify their creativity.”

Features include:

  • Front and Rear Facing Cameras to Stay Connected – Communicate visually with the 1M front-facing camera and a 13M F1.9 rear-facing camera with autofocus. Simply fold your laptop into tablet mode and capture your view from any angle. The front camera is ideal for video chats with classmates or clients, friends or family. Plus, store photos and videos right on your cloud.
  • Unleashing Creativity – The Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2) stands out by coming with a built-in pen. Experience the power and precision of the stylus. It’s always with you when you need it, and it never needs charging. Write a note, sketch out an idea, edit a document, sign a document, or even use the pen to magnify small text and capture carefully cropped screenshots.
  • Do More, Store-More – Tackle anything that comes your way, wherever you are, with more power and more storage. The upgraded Intel® Celeron® processor and long-lasting battery keep you going all day. In addition to users’ personal cloud storage, the Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2) has 32GB of built-in storage, with the option to add up to 400GB with a microSD card (sold separately) – room for favorite photos, documents and music, as well as for storing movies to watch offline on the go.
  • Premium Design, Premium Experience – designed for comfort and peace of mind, with a curved-cap keyboard built to withstand spills up to 60cc. The device’s rounded edges offer users a comfortable grip whether it’s being used as a notebook or a tablet. The Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2) offers even more functionality to users with multiple connected devices, including easy file sharing between Chromebook and mobile devices. Smart Lock from Google makes it easy to store and use passwords across your devices.

Specifications include:

  • Processor: Intel® Celeron® Processor 3965Y
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • GPU: Intel® HD Graphics 615
  • Battery: 39Wh
  • Weight: 2.93 lbs
  • Dimensions: 11.34 x 8.19 x 0.63-7.0 inches
  • I/O:
    • 2 x USB-C [4K display out with an optional adapter, Charging]
    • USB3.0
    • MicroSD card reader
    • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:10
  • Brightness: 300nit
  • Cameras: 1M (front); 13M (on keyboard deck)
  • Touch Screen display
  • Stereo Speakers (1.5W x 2)
  • Built-in-pen

What do you think of the new Samsung Chromebook Plus V2? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

  Source: Samsung Newsroom
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