Samsung Announces Second-Generation Chromebook Plus

Doris Richards
June 14, 2018

Samsung announced the Chromebook Plus at the Consumer Electronics Show in January previous year and released it the following month.

Samsung has revealed a second-generation of its Chromebook Plus convertible, with the new spin on the 2-in-1 laptop getting beefed up with an Intel processor.

Last year's model had a 12.3-inch 3:2 aspect ratio 2400×1600 pixel resolution display but it has been swapped on the V2 for a 12.2-inch 16:10 aspect ratio 1920×1080 pixel resolution display. "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". But now it's based on an Intel Celeron 3965Y processor, making it more of an upgrade of the old Pro.

The rest of the specs are at the very least adequate, from a 13MP rear-facing shooter with autofocus to a basic 1MP front camera, 4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, microSD support, two USB-C ports, one USB 3.0, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. With 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity and tilt recognition, the "battery-free" stylus accompanying the new Samsung Chromebook Plus sounds extremely similar to the Note 8's S Pen. It's made of aluminum, glass, and plastic, and Samsung says that the curved edges make it comfortable to hold when using it as a tablet. It was one of the few Chromebooks on the market at that time that came with the Google Play Store installed out of the box. You will be able to purchase it at Best Buy starting on June 24.

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