Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Chromebook finally has an official release date. You’ll be able to recall it at Samsung and Finest Exhaust next Monday, April sixth, starting at $999.
The software comes in Mercury Gray, or the bolder Fiesta Crimson that appears to be like shiny orange in some settings. It’s the primary Chromebook to sport a 13.3-inch 4K OLED display. It also has a more highly effective processor than most Chromebooks, an Intel 10th-generation chip. It includes 8GB of RAM (LPDDR3) and a 256GB SSD as successfully.
After we first saw the software back in January, Samsung indicated that there’d be additional configurations available, featuring up to 16GB RAM and a 1TB SSD. The company appears to have killed these gadgets, nonetheless; the base model is now the most effective variant available.
Vergegovt editor Dieter Bohn was impressed with the Chromebook’s accomplish quality and the hardware in our first search, calling it “one in every of the nicest pieces of laptop hardware I’ve touched in a very very long time.” Samsung has made a few irregular design picks: there’s a camera constructed into the keyboard deck to take photos when the software is in tablet mode, and there’s an included stylus that lives in a silo on the aspect.
There also aren’t many companies who have tried to sell Chromebooks at this impress point. Simplest Google has attempted Chrome OS units at the $999 mark, and both the 2017 Pixelbook and the 2018 Pixel Slate were seen as halo units for Chrome OS. Neither product got a refresh at the same impress; the Pixelbook Dart, released last fall, starts at $649.
Samsung’s software can be a lot more pricey than ideal competitors care for Asus’ $549 Chromebook Flip C434, no longer to mention a variety of completely fine Windows ultrabooks. In the past, affordability has been one in every of the strongest arguments for buying a Chromebook. So whereas it’s certainly a picturesque software with high-finish hardware inside, it’ll want to be an ideal machine to define that impress.