Samsung Electronics announced the Samsung Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro, the latest generation of its Chromebook that pairs the power and productivity of a laptop with the flexibility and versatility of a tablet. Samsung and Google partnered to design this next generation Chromebook, which is born at the intersection of hardware and software innovation. The Samsung Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro are designed for Google Play so users can use all the apps they love in addition to movies, books and music. The new Samsung Chromebooks also offer a 360-degree rotating touch screen, quad HD screen, built-in digitised pen and a new lightweight metal design.
“Since launching our first Chromebook over five years ago, we have continued to improve the product, developing a computer that not only fits into consumers’ lifestyles, but makes their lives easier, more mobile and more productive,” said Alanna Cotton, vice president of product marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “With the Chromebook Plus and Pro, we’re partnering with Google to pair a sleek design with supreme flexibility, encouraging users to experience more with Google Play and Android apps, while continuing to provide simplicity, top-rated security and shareability inherent in Chromebooks.”
The Chromebook Plus and Pro are designed to be flexible – allowing the user to transform the Chromebook on demand. It is built with a 360-degree rotating touch screen performing both as a notebook and an ultra-mobile premium tablet.
For the first time in the Chromebook line-up, the Chromebook Plus and Pro come with a built-in pen, which is embedded on the side of the device for secure storage and easy access. The pen takes convenience to another level with tablet-like benefits such as the ability to take notes and capture on-screen content. The pen is ready to use out of the box and pre-installed Google Keep for note-taking and Samsung Art Canvas for drawing. The new developed pen has a 0.7mm pen tip and pressure sensitivity for precise screen capturing.
Delivering a stunning, immersive Quad HD 2400×1600 resolution display made of durable Gorilla Glass 3, with a 3:2 aspect ratio, users can game, work or binge-watch on Samsung’s Chromebook screen. The Chromebook Plus and Pro have upgraded its ports and now includes two USB-C ports for enhanced connectivity and 4K video streaming, producing high quality video and gaming from the Chromebook on connected 4k displays.
The new Chromebooks feature 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage and feature batteries that last up to 8 hours. Additionally, the devices also feature an ARM processor starting at $449. The company is set to debut Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro at CES 2017’s regular exhibition hours between January 5-8.