Samsung Chromebook 2

After being leaked over the weekend, the Samsung Chromebook 2 is now official. The latest addition to the line-up of Chrome OS-powered portables comes in 11.6- and 13.3-inch screen sizes, with prices starting at $ 320 and $ 400, respectively. Both are expected to start shipping next month.

Both sizes are powered by Samsung’s Exnos 5 Octa processor, similar to the one you’ll find in some versions of the Galaxy S5. The 13-incher has a full HD 1920×1080 display, both have 4GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, and both are expected to get about eight hours of battery life.

Apart from the basics of Chrome OS, Samsung’s also including a year of AirDroid so you can easily access and manage your Android device through the Chromebook. That seems like something that should be built in to Chrome OS, but it’s not.

So what do you think — are these new Chromebooks at this price right for you?


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