Samsung is promoting a new Chromebook on its Korean-based website. Called the Chromebook Pro, this seems to be one of Samsung’s most premium-looking Chromebooks yet.
Details after the break.
The Chromebook Pro has a 12.6-inch 2400 x 1600 touchscreen display with an aspect ratio for 3:2. 400 nits of brightness will make this an optimal laptop for working outdoors as well.
Now, one of the more unique aspects of the Chromebook Pro is that it has a 360-degree hinge and is equipped with a stylus. It’s not called S-Pen as you might expect. No, it’s just called PEN. Certainly a strange naming convention (especially the capitalization), but also a neat tool since that 360-degree hinge essentially lets you put it in a tablet mode.
As far as hardware goes, you’re getting a 2GHz hexa-core processor, 32GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM. This will also be one of the few Chromebooks out there that can run Android apps. You’ll be able to open up the Play Store and search for all of your favorite Android apps, ultimately extending the Chromebook’s functionality.
You’ll get two USB Type-C ports, a headphone jack, an SD card slot, and a 1-year subscription to AirDroid. Samsung is claiming that the Chromebook Pro can last up to 10 hours on a single charge.
SamMobile says they spotted the Chromebook Pro up for pre-order at Adorama for $499, but the listing has since been pulled from the site. We’re expecting Samsung to offer an official announcement sometime this week.