Samsung’s newest Chrome OS laptop computer, the Galaxy Chromebook 2, is now accessible for buy at Greatest Purchase. The Chromebook 2 was first introduced at CES in January and contains a new QLED show, 360-degree hinge, and a hanging pink paint job. It begins at $549.99 for a Celeron mannequin and goes as much as $699.99 for a Core i3 model, placing it on the increased finish of Chromebooks.
That value is essentially the most vital factor in regards to the Chromebook 2 as a result of it’s significantly lower than the Galaxy Chromebook that debuted a yr in the past. The older Chromebook had an 4K OLED display screen and got here with a stylus — neither of which you’ll tremendous with the brand new mannequin — but it surely additionally price just below $1,000 when it got here out. In our assessment, we discovered regardless of the beautiful display screen and hanging paint job, the unique Galaxy Chromebook didn’t justify its price, significantly due to abysmal battery life.
We’ve but to place the brand new Chromebook 2 by means of its paces, however we did get to see the machine in individual again in January and it actually looks like will probably be competent. The QLED display screen isn’t fairly as much as the marks of the OLED panel, however you’d be hard-pressed to note with out placing them side-by-side, and the remainder of the Chromebook 2’s match and end are acceptable for the value Samsung is asking. Importantly, it nonetheless is available in that tremendous pink shade, as nicely. You would possibly discover the additional weight — the Chromebook 2 is about half a pound heavier — but it surely nonetheless falls below three kilos complete and ought to be simply moveable.
We can have a full assessment of the Chromebook 2 within the close to future, however should you don’t need to wait and seize one your self, you would possibly be capable to discover one in inventory at your native Greatest Purchase proper now. Let’s simply hope Samsung improved the battery life over final time.