The market for Chromebooks seems to be reactivated. A few weeks ago we saw new models of HP and Acer, now it’s Samsung’s turn. The Chromebook Plus V2 is a convertible with Chrome OS equipped with a touch screen to make the functions of tablet, an electronic pen to work comfortably and a pretty slim and stylized design to be an economical laptop such as Chromebooks.
Let’s see what this new Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 offers us, a simple device that can be an excellent purchase for those whose tablets fall short at the productivity level.
Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 Datasheet
|SAMSUNG CHROMEBOOK PLUS V2|
|SCREEN||12.2″ 1920 x 1080 pixels
300 nits, touch
|PROCESSOR||Intel Celeron 3965Y
HD Graphics 615
|STORAGE||32 GB + microSD (up to 400GB)|
|SOFTWARE||Chrome OS + Google Play|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||288 x 208 x 16 mm
|OTHERS||Stereo speakers, stylus, 2 type C USB, USB 3.0, microSD card reader|
A premium mid-range Chromebook with pencil and stylized design
The new Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 is a device that is located within what we might consider a premium mid-range. It does not reach the price range of the Pixelbooks or try to compete against the Macbook, but it offers a quality clearly superior to many of the more affordable Chromebooks.
We have a 2 in 1 with a 12.2 inch touch screen with FullHD resolution in 16:9 format. The body of the device is made of aluminum with a thickness of 16 millimeters and a weight of 1.32 kilos. Like most convertibles, the screen can fold over itself to take the form of a tablet or stand facing the keyboard to make the functions of a laptop.
Chromebook Plus keys have been rounded to better support typing. On the part of the tips have been rounded to improve the grip and the pencil has its own hole where to store. On the sides we will find two USB ports type C and a USB 3.0 port. We also have a microSD card reader.
For the photographic section we have a rear camera of 13 megapixels with an aperture lens f/1.9 and autofocus. A very interesting quality for a Chromebook, where traditionally they do not usually stand out on camera. For the webcam we have a megapixel sensor, enough for video calls.
Inside the device we have an Intel Celeron processor and an Intel HD Graphics 615 graphics card along with 4GB of RAM. Enough power to manage office tasks and light games, which will be what we can access from Chrome OS, for now.
Chrome OS is the operating system that Google is promoting for this type of products. We have access to Google Play, a very simple software and functions like Smart Lock or the Google cloud to synchronize information with other devices.
Versions and price of the Chromebook Plus V2
The new Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 will be available from the end of June in the US for a price of 499.99 dollars. There is still no data on their international availability and although they have not settled for the moment, they are gaining traction little by little in the United States.