Over the past year, we have seen quite a rise in popularity for Chromebooks. These laptops are capable of providing access to some of the best Android apps on the market, while being available a wide variety of price points. As one would expect, Samsung has gotten in on the fun and did so with the release of the original Galaxy Chromebook. Now, the company is on the verge of releasing its second iteration with the Galaxy Chromebook 2.
Samsung originally announced the Galaxy Chromebook 2 during CES 2021, before it unveiled the Galaxy S21 lineup. The Chromebook 2 features a 1080p QLED display, along with either an Intel Celeron 5205U or Intel Core i3-10110U chipset. You’ll also be able to get either 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage with the Celeron model, or bump up to 8GB / 128GB with the Core i3 variant.
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 Specs
|Processor||Intel Celeron 5205U||Intel Core i3-10110U|
|Storage||64GB eMMC||128GB eMMC|
|Display||13.3″ QLED 1920 x 1080||13.3″ QLED 1920 x 1080|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5||Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5|
microSD card slot
microSD card slot
|Weight||2.71 lbs||2.71 lbs|
|Dimensions||12″ x 8″ x 0.55″||12″ x 8″ x 0.55″|
Both models sport the same 45.5Wh battery, along with featuring the same dimensions, same 13.3-inch QLED display, and two USB-C ports. The biggest difference between the Celeron and Core i3 models comes down to price. Samsung’s base model Galaxy Chromebook 2 is priced at $549, while the Core i3 model comes in at $699.
This is a little bit pricier than the competition, especially when you look at something like Lenovo’s Flex 5 Chromebook, or the Acer Chromebook Spin 713. However, Samsung’s offering has the ability to take advantage of a stylus (sold separately), along with including a backlit keyboard.
If you want to get your hands on the Galaxy Chromebook 2, you won’t have to wait too much longer. Samsung’s latest Chromebook is launching on March 1st, but you can pre-order it starting today. If you go through Samsung’s website, you’ll be provided with a $50 promo credit for a future purchase. But if you order it from Samsung or Best Buy on March 1st, that credit is reduced to just $30.