Samsung’s Chromebook Plus V2 adds camera and swaps ARM for Intel
June 15, 2018 - chromebook
Samsung has denounced a Chromebook Plus V2, an refurbish to a 2017 automobile that will be accessible this month for $499.
The Chromebook Plus V2 doesn’t wandering too distant from a strange Plus model, including a built-in coop and a shade that can flip over to inscription mode, while inside it has a same 4GB RAM and 32GB built-in storage.
However, there are a few pivotal changes that have, according to CNET’s hands on preview, led to improvements. The 2018 indication runs on an Intel CPU instead of a ARM processor, bringing it in line with a Samsung Chromebook Pro that launched alongside a initial Plus though with a high-end Intel Core m3 processor.
The Intel chip on Plus V2 is a lower-end Celeron CPU. Specifically, a 1.5GHz dual-core Celeron 3965Y Kaby Lake CPU that Intel expelled in 2017. Last year’s indication had a 2.0 GHz Hexa-core CPU.
Despite this, CNET found a complement rubbed both Android and and web apps from a Chrome Store well, and delivered a improved battery life, durability over 9 hours in a streaming video test.
However, a new indication has a somewhat smaller 12.2 in. arrangement with a reduce fortitude than a strange Chromebook Plus of 2400 x 1600 pixels. This time Samsung went with a Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution.
The other important further is a new one megapixel front-facing camera that joins a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera.
The Chromebook Plus V2 also facilities dual USB-C ports for power, information or an outmost display, a USB-A port, a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Unfortunately, a Chromebook V2 still doesn’t have a backlit keyboard, a underline that was also blank from a Chromebook Pro though that Samsung quietly fixed in an unannounced ascent in April.
At $499, a Chromebook Plus V2 is deliberate a reward Chromebook despite a tier next Samsung’s $600 Chromebook Pro and HP’s new $600 detachable 2-in-1 Chromebook x2, that has an Intel Core m3 processor and a some-more considerable 8GB of RAM.
The Chromebook Plus V2 will go on sale by Best Buy on Jun 24. Samsung hasn’t announced pricing or accessibility for other markets. Here’s a 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 arrangement out with discretionary adapter, Charging], 1 x USB3.0, MicroSD label reader, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Display aspect ratio: 16:10, brightness: 300nit
- Camera: 1M (front); 13M (on keyboard deck)Stereo Speakers (1.5W x 2), Built-in-pen
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