Samsung Chromebook Pro quickly goes adult for pre-order on Amazon …
May 18, 2017 - chromebook
Samsung’s high-end Chromebook Pro has been a prolonged time coming. It was first unearthed final October and rigourously announced during CES in January, though it’s still not available. In a meantime, a reduction powerful, cheaper Samsung Plus kin has been on sale given early February.
Amazon let us know that a Pro is entrance soon, however. It recently put adult a pre-order page, that fast was speckled and posted on the Chrome Unboxed website. Just as quickly, a online tradesman private a page, presumably after reaching a extent on preorders.
Perhaps a many critical square of information a now-expired page suggested was a recover date for a Chromebook Pro. Amazon pronounced it would be accessible on May 28, or reduction than dual weeks from today. We’ll have to wait to see if Samsung indeed does recover a Pro on that date, though it’s an enlivening pointer given a behind shipping date from a strange “early spring” approaching release.
That check might have to do with a Pro’s ability to run Android apps from a built-in Google Play store. There have been issues with Chrome OS being means to hoop a Android app integration as seamlessly as hoped, and given a significance Google is fixation on this feature, a kinks are presumably being ironed out as a association gears adult for a I/O developer conference, that starts today.
In terms of hardware, however, a Pro is an considerable Chromebook, highlighted by an Intel Core m3-6Y30 processor (compared to a ARM-based CPU a Chromebook Plus relies on) and 2,400×1,600 12.3-inch touchscreen. Like a Plus, it comes with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, and built-in keyboard and enclosed stylus, It’s also apparently altered tone from china to black, maybe to serve compute it from a Plus.
Assuming that a Android app emanate is worked out, a Chromebook Pro could be an appealing choice to a Windows hybrid like Microsoft’s Surface Pro, that is some-more costly and doesn’t come customary with a keyboard. In reviewing a pre-production version, our sister site CNET hailed a Chromebook Pro as “the Chromebook for a Chromebook skeptic,” lauding a steel construction and decent battery life.