Forget Samsung’s previous Chromebook efforts, this is how it should’ve been doing things all along

Following nearly a month delay, we finally have our hands on the brand new 13-inch Samsung Chromebook 2. Samsung is going for a premium look and price (at least among Chromebooks) with this model, packing a new Exynos 5 Octa ARM processor, 4GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and 1920 x 1080 display along with a Chromebook industry-topping $ 399 price tag.

With a new range of inexpensive, powerful and (most importantly) fanless Intel-based Chromebooks on the horizon from a variety of competing manufacturers, Samsung has its work cut out for it with this new pair of ARM-based Chromebooks that still have to shake the stigma of poor performance and battery life.

This Samsung Chromebook 2 is a brand new device, not to be compared with its first couple of rounds of ARM Chromebooks. It’s sleek, powerful, well-built and has a beautiful display. Only time will tell how the ARM processor holds up with performance and battery life, but our first impressions are pretty strong. Read along and see our first look at the Samsung Chromebook 2 (13-inch).

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