Samsung’s latest premium Chromebook is now available for preorder. The, announced in January ahead of , streamlines the first-gen model’s features to make this update more affordable, pricing its base model at $550. However, it keeps the original’s polished design that made it .
The Galaxy Chromebook 2 is the first with a 13.3-inch QLED display with 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution, which can be found on a couple of Samsung’s Windows 10 laptops. It weighs less than 3 pounds (1.2 kilograms) and has a slim aluminum chassis, a backlit keyboard and a color-matched touchpad. It also has USI pen support for writing or drawing on the two-in-one’s display.
Preorders for the Galaxy Chromebook 2 start today and run through Feb. 28 fromand and it will be available to purchase on March 1. If you need some encouragement to preorder, though, Best Buy is offering a $50 gift card, while going through Samsung will currently get you an $80 credit. If you buy between March 1 and March 16, Samsung will include a $30 credit.
There are currently two configurations available to order. The base model features an Intel Celeron 5205U processor with 4GB of memory and 64GB of storage that sells for $550, while a version with an Intel 10th-gen Core i3-10110U CPU with twice the memory and storage of the base model will be $700. International pries aren’t available, but $550 converts to about £400 or AU$710.
Thedue mainly to the and the sharp growth of those working and learning remotely. The increase in global shipments of Chromebooks is expected to continue for 2021.