Finally, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Chromebook has hit the shelves. Samsung officially confirmed Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Chromebook’s release date on April 6th. You will be able to own one at Samsung stores and Best Buy next Monday, beginning at $999.
Besides the release date of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Chromebook’s, we also know that the gadget comes in Mercury Gray or the bolder Fiesta Red that looks bright orange in some setups. It’s the initial Chromebook to sport a 13.3-inch 4K OLED display. Additionally, it has a more powerful processor than most Chromebooks and Intel 10th-generation chips. It includes 8GB of RAM (LPDDR3) and a 256GB SSD also.
At the first glance of the device in January, Samsung indicated that there would certainly additional configurations available, featuring approximately 16GB RAM and a 1TB SSD. It appears that the firm has actually eliminated those models since the base model is currently the only variation offered.
Verge executive editor Dieter Bohn was impressed with the Chromebook’s build quality and the hardware in our first look, calling it “one of the nicest pieces of laptop hardware I’ve touched in a very long time.” Samsung has made a few unique design choices: there’s a camera built into the keyboard deck to take photos when the device is in tablet mode, and there’s an included stylus that lives in a silo on the side.
There aren’t many firms that have actually attempted to sell Chromebooks at this price point. Only Google has attempted Chrome OS devices at the $999 mark, and both the 2017 Pixelbook and the 2018 Pixel Slate were seen as halo devices for Chrome OS. Neither product got a refresh at the same price; the Pixelbook Go, released last fall, starts at $649.
Samsung’s device will at a higher price than excellent competitors like Asus’ $549 Chromebook Flip C434, as well as a number of perfectly fine Windows ultrabooks. In the past, affordability has been one of the strongest arguments for buying a Chromebook. So while it’s certainly a picturesque device with high-end hardware inside, it’ll need to be an excellent machine to justify that price.