Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Chromebook 2 earlier this year during CES 2021. The company’s latest Chrome OS-based laptop went on pre-orders last month in the US, and now, it is available for purchase from Best Buy and Samsung.
Compared to last year’s model, the $1,000 Galaxy Chromebook with a 4K AMOLED display, the new laptop is quite affordable. The Galaxy Chromebook 2’s pricing starts at $549.99 for the Intel Celeron variant and goes as high as $699.99 for the Intel Core i3 variant. The laptop is available in two colors: Fiesta Red and Mercury Gray.
Galaxy Chromebook 2 specs recap
The Galaxy Chromebook 2 is the world’s first Chromebook with a QLED screen. It sports a 13.3-inch QLED touchscreen display with Full HD resolution and 100% DCI-P3 color volume. It is a convertible laptop, which means that it has a 360-degree hinge. The laptop also features dual-5W stereo speakers with Smart AMP that are 178% louder than the original Galaxy Chromebook. Samsung is promising 13 hours of battery life via its 45.5WHr battery.
The variant with the Intel Celeron 5205U CPU has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, while the one with the Intel Core i3 10110U CPU has 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. Other features include a backlit keyboard, a 720p webcam, a microSD card slot, two USB Type-C ports, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, and a headphone jack.