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.
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
These days, there are countless mid-range Chromebooks to choose from - HP's new convertible, the Samsung Chromebook Plus V2, the ASUS C302, and so on. But if you need a dirt cheap model, Best Buy has the 11.6-inch Samsung Chromebook 3 for just $129.99 right now. Read More
Samsung announced a pair of Chromebooks back at CES 2017, the Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro. The former is powered by a custom ARM-based OP1 processor, while the latter is equipped with an Intel Core M3 6Y30 chip. The Plus was released back in February, but the Pro was delayed - presumably to fix issues with the Android app compatibility. Read More
CES 2017 is in full swing, with laptops, cars, drones, fridges, connected toothbrushes, and other items being exhibited and announced. In lieu of this, Samsung's joining the party, having just announced its new Chromebook lineup via a press release, with the Plus and Pro looking hugely impressive. Read More
A few days ago, Google intro'd a new entry to the ChromeOS family: the 11.6", Exynos 5-powered Samsung Chromebook. At $250, this dual-core ultraportable isn't going to break the bank, and for users who don't normally venture outside of the web browser, it's a pretty ideal solution. And starting today, you can grab this little guy directly from Google Play.
Just to avoid confusion, this does not run Android.
It runs ChromeOS.
This new Chromebook is the first non-Android device to make its way into Play Store, which is clearly going to be Google's new storefront for future hardware sold directly by the company. Read More