Samsung unveils the new Chromebook 3 at CES 2016

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The latest incarnation of Samsung’s line of Chromebooks, the Chromebook 3, is being billed as “ideal laptop for consumers, businesses and schools that need a highly portable experience without breaking their budget.”

Samsung unveiled the new version of the Chromebook at CES 2016 on Tuesday. The company launched the first ever Chromebook in 2011.

The new Chromebook weighs just over 2.5 pounds and is built for mobile use; it’s easy to carry and designed for improved grip. The Chromebook 3 also has a reinforced metal body to protect against drops. It also features an ergonomic keyboard and 180-degree hinge.

The Chromebook 3 will be available in early 2016.

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LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced the Chromebook 3, the latest product in Samsung’s leading Chromebook line. Bringing speed, simplicity and security in a compact, lightweight form factor, the Chromebook 3 is the ideal laptop for consumers, businesses and schools that need a highly portable experience without breaking their budget.

“We’re seeing more and more people flocking to Chromebooks as families, students and other consumers seek out easy-to-use, highly portable and affordable laptops as resources for personal use, education and even work”

“We’re seeing more and more people flocking to Chromebooks as families, students and other consumers seek out easy-to-use, highly portable and affordable laptops as resources for personal use, education and even work,” said Gary Riding, senior vice president, Mobile Computing at Samsung Electronics America. “Samsung recognized that demand when we launched the first-ever Chromebook in 2011. We’re continuing to keep up with evolving consumer needs with this new iteration, which offers even more convenient features that solve consumers’ pain points, like all day battery life and fast charging capabilities.”The Chromebook 3 was built for mobile use, with features that make it perfect for carrying between rooms, meetings or classes. It weighs just over 2.5 pounds, is comfortable to hold and was designed for improved grip, reducing worry when juggling books, bags or other items along with the Chromebook. A reinforced metal body adds durability against drops and spills, adding peace of mind while on-the-go. For ultimate productivity, the ergonomic keyboard creates a better typing experience, with UL certified curved keycaps, while the display’s 180-degree hinge makes sharing content effortless.

The Samsung Chromebook 3 will be available in early 2016 at select retailers and Samsung.com.


About the Author: Bill Mayeroff

After five years as a newspaper reporter in western Illinois and two more as a freelancer in Chicago, Bill's life has gone to the dogs in the best way possible. These days, Bill lives in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood with his terrier mix, Chester, and works at a small, no-kill animal shelter while he studies to be a professional dog trainer. His non-work and non-TalkAndroid time is spent finding the best beer in Chicago, playing with Chester, watching roller derby and occasionally writing. Besides TalkAndroid, Bill writes about dogs and beer at Pints and Pups (www.chicagonow.com/pints-pups) and contributes beer news and commentary at SommBeer (www.sommbeer.com). Bill's Android gear of choice for the moment is his trusty LG G3.


  • wekebu

    How big is the display? I’m interested in a 13″ ish one.

    • Toltepeceno Delsur

      Me too. I think a 13″ chromebook would be be great between the phone and desktop. I had an ipad and it was boring and now have a nvidia shield k1 which is horrible. I am burned out on tablets.

      11.6, crap.

  • crhylove

    Will it Linux Mint? Even better, could it dual boot Mint and Android? That’s really all I’m looking for in a laptop these days.