Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 with QLED display, Stylus support launched: Price and specifications

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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 has been launched at CES 2021 as the successor to last year’s Galaxy Chromebook. The fresh new model features a QLED display that comes as a significant update over the AMOLED screen available on the predecessor. The Galaxy Chromebook 2 also has thinner bezels. Samsung has retained the 2-in-1 form factor and offered support for Universal Stylus Initiative pen on the fresh Chromebook. Besides, the Galaxy Chromebook 2 comes in two distinct color variants to choose from and have Intel Celeron and 10th-generation Intel Core i3 models, and it has also lowered the price significantly.

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 specifications

The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 sports a 13.3-inch full-HD (1,920×1,080 pixels) QLED display with touch support. It comes powered by either Intel Celeron 5205U or 10th-generation Intel Core i3-10110U processor, coupled with Intel UHD Graphics and up to 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The Chromebook is offered in 64GB and 128GB storage options — along with storage expansion support via microSD card.

Samsung has incorporated 5W stereo speakers along with Smart AMP sound that is touted to give audio output up to 178 % louder than an average amplifier. The Chromebook also comes with support for a stylus that can have up to 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity.

The Galaxy Chromebook 2 has an HD (720p) webcam and a backlit, lattice keyboard as well. Additionally, the Chromebook packs a 45.5WHr battery.

On the connectivity front, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 has Wi-Fi 6, two USB Type-C ports, a headphone/ microphone combo jack, and Bluetooth v5.0. It runs on Google’s Chrome OS with Google Play store access.

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 measures 304.9×203.2×13.9mm and weighs 1.23 kilograms. This is less sleek or lightweight when compared with the first-generation Galaxy Chromebook that is 9.9mm thick and 1.04 kilograms of weight. But the cheaper price and the presence of a QLED display makes the fresh new model equally compelling.

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 price

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 price starts at $549.99 (approximately Rs. 40,300), as reported by The Verge. The cost is significantly lower than the Galaxy Chromebook that launched at $999.99 (approximately Rs. 73,300). The Galaxy Chromebook 2 comes in Fiesta Red and Mercury Gray color options.

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