If you look at the operating system landscape you’ll find four distinct players out there, Windows 10, macOS, Linux, and ChromeOS. Windows 10 is by far the most used consumer OS on the market while Linux probably takes the enterprise market. macOS is also popular and many of those users are finding a new home with a Chromebook and ChromeOS.
Chromebooks have been around for a few years but their market share has substantially grown over those years. They have especially become popular in the education sector. The first devices that showed up on the market were pretty chintzy and not very well made. But times have changed and so have the devices like the new Samsung Chromebook 4 and 4+.
There are a few selling points to a Chromebook which make them appealing to the market. Two of the strongest points are, ease of administration and cost. The new Samsung Chromebook 4 starts at US$229.99 while the 4+ starts at US$299.99, which are competitive prices. Both of these new devices are available today at Best Buy or Samsung’s website.
“The Samsung Chromebook 4 line is a testament to what can be achieved when you’re focused on pushing the boundaries of convenience and value for computers,” said Alanna Cotton, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Samsung Electronics America. “Given the tremendous response to the Chromebook 3, we worked hard to maintain the features our consumers loved, while still making great strides in design, performance, and user experience with the Chromebook 4 and 4+.”Samsung
These new devices focus on design and performance. Samsung is proud of the sleek look of the new devices which features no visible screws anywhere. Both devices are thin, lightweight, and portable. The Chromebook 4 comes with an 11.6” screen and weighs 2.6 pounds, while the 4+ offers a larger, 15.6” screen while remaining equally thin and weighing just 3.75 pounds.
Both devices have also undergone durability testing to ensure the build quality is up to snuff. They meet eight military-grade standards, measuring resistance to extreme temperature, dust, and other shocks, so Samsung is doing its best to bring a tough device to the market. As for battery life, expect the 4 to get 12.5-hours while the 4+ clocks in at 10.5-hours.
As for what’s under the hood of the Chromebook 4 and 4+, you’ll find an Intel Celeron N4000 with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of solid-state storage. Also included are the latest Wi-Fi standards and USB-C connectivity. Of course, this being a Chromebook, you’ll get the Playstore and other Google goodies included on the laptop.
Last Updated on February 3, 2021.