Last year's Galaxy Chromebook looked like the spiritual successor to the original Pixelbook that we'd long been waiting for. Sadly, battery life and thermal issues ended up making the model a bit of a flop. It's all well and good having a bright, beautiful 4K OLED display, but when doing so results in longevity that rarely makes it past the four-hour mark, and means the heat of a thousand stars emanating from the internals, it probably isn't worth it. Samsung seems to have seen the error of its ways and is now trimming the fat for its new Galaxy Chromebook 2, with a more optimized user experience and smaller price tag. Read More
If, for whatever reason, you wanted a hotrod of a Chromebook, Samsung had it for you this year with the Galaxy Chromebook. With 10th-gen Intel silicon, a 4K display, and $1,000 price tag, it had everyone one could ever need for such a machine. But it looks like we could be getting a sequel as early as February. Says who? Says some stranger with a swiped presentation slide on Twitter. Read More
Pixelbook aside, Chromebooks have a reputation for being slow, plasticky, and generally not very good-looking. The Galaxy Chromebook, however, defies all that with a premium processor, an aluminum chassis, and an eye-catching design. Best Buy is currently offering the Galaxy Chromebook for $799, $200 off MSRP — a healthy discount on a pretty new laptop. Read More
Samsung surprised us at CES this year with the Galaxy Chromebook, a high-end convertible Chrome OS laptop whose thin, angular body is awfully reminiscent the original Pixelbook. It's on sale today. But Google's got its own new laptop bearing the Pixel family name in the Pixelbook Go, which you can spec all the way up to a 4K display and Intel Core i7 processor. If you're on the hunt for a premium Chrome device, these two should be high on your list, but which should you buy? Let's discuss. Read More
Google’s original Pixelbook offered a premium option to anyone looking for a high-end Chrome OS convertible. More than two years since, we haven’t seen a proper follow-up, and all we got last year was a plasticky, $650 Pixelbook Go, which, by the way, we liked quite a bit. At last month’s CES event, Samsung came out with the Galaxy Chromebook, which David thought could be a worthy successor to the 2017 Google laptop. The Samsung convertible is now headed to the US, according to an online listing, but it won’t get an LTE variant.
Picture-in-picture, or PIP, is easy to take for granted when the majority of services and devices have supported it for years. But for those of us using Chromebooks, that's not the case. Hardly any apps or services supported it at all until Google released a Chrome extension last January that allowed you to trigger PIP with a keyboard shortcut. It was a start, but having to activate it manually each time was a pain. Thankfully, PIP will now work as it does on Android if you're using Netflix. Read More
The Galaxy Chromebook is probably the most interesting Chromebook to launch since the original Google Pixelbook. And, in many ways, that's because it represents something of a spiritual successor to Google's beloved premium ultraportable.
Speaking to Kan Liu, senior director of product management on Chrome OS, that's because it really is. The Galaxy Chromebook takes the things that made Google's Pixelbook great—amazing portability, a top-notch display, and a premium processor—and kicks all of them up a notch. The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is thinner, lighter, (much) faster, and has a screen that's considerably nicer to look at than the Pixelbook's. But it packs the same ultra-thin, fully convertible form factor that made the Pixelbook such a popular choice among Chrome OS enthusiasts. Read More