Samsung showcased its premium Galaxy Chromebook at CES 2020 in January. Although the tech giant showcased the Chrome OS laptop’s design and shared hardware details, Samsung kept mum about the release date. But the date has finally been revealed. Interested buyers can grab the premium Samsung Galaxy Chromebook at company’s online store and Best Buy next Monday, April 6.
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook will be available for a starting price of $999. Like the Samsung Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion, the new Galaxy Chromebook is designed in collaboration with Intel as part of the Project Athena innovation program which means users will get enhanced Intel features including 10th generation Intel-core processor, Intel WiFi-6, better battery backup, etc.
Another unique feature of the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook laptop is the Ambient EQ. It is the first Chromebook to have Google’s Ambient EQ support which is basically meant to tune the white balance and color temperature. The feature will adjust the white balance and color temperature based on ambient lighting conditions.
Some other notable aspects on the Galaxy Chromebook are- 4K AMOLED display that a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. The laptop has a built-in fingerprint sensor, a camera built into the keyboard deck to shoot photos when it is in tablet mode and a built-in stylus. The Galaxy Chromebook flaunts a slim flip-and-fold design and sports backlit keyboard.
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Key Specifications
- Display: 13.3-inch 4K UHD AMOLED panel
- Processor: 10th Gen. Intel Core i5 10210U processor (1.6GHz base clock speed)
- Graphics: Integrated Intel UHD Graphics
- Operating System: Chrome OS
- RAM: 8GB RAM
- Storage: 256GB SSD + UFS & MicroSD combo card reader (expandable up to 2TB for SD card and 512GB for UFS card)
- Battery life: 47.9Wh battery (Up to 8.4 hours backup)
- Front camera: 1MP
- Rear camera: 8MP
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), 802.11 ax, Bluetooth v5.0, two USB-C ports
- Dimensions: 11.92 x 8.0 x 0.39 inch
- Weight: 1.03kg
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Price and Availability
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The new Samsung Galaxy Chromebook laptop is 9.9mm thick and features 2-watt stereo speakers, 3.5mm audio jack which is drilled on the left side. The laptop is available in Fiesta Red and Mercury Grey color option.
As of now, the Samsung premium Chrome OS laptop is made available only in the US market, the company has not shared any details regarding the availability in other countries.