CES 2020: Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Flaunts A Premium Design And 4K AMOLED Display


Just when you thought Google has given up on its notebook business, Samsung has introduced a sleek Galaxy Chromebook. The Korean company has positioned this machine as a premium 2-in-1 device. While Chromebooks are mostly seen as cost-effective computers for students, the Galaxy Chromebook instead is out to give the likes of MacBook Air a run for its money. It boasts of an elegant metal-clad design with a dash of bold colors. Especially, the orange color, which Samsung refers to as Fiesta Red, looks striking. And it is complemented by equally impressive innards.

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Specs

The notebook sports a 13.3-inch AMOLED display 4K resolution. Apart from impressive sharpness, this display will offer vibrant colors and inky blacks associated with an OLED screen. It is a touch screen panel with stylus support. Samsung claims that the laptop has a slim 3.9 mm bezel. At the heart of this machine is a 10th generation Intel Core i5 processor. For graphics-intensive tasks, it relies on the Intel UHD chip. You can configure it with up to 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of internal storage.

The laptop has a chiclet type keyboard with a spacious trackpad. Like every modern laptop, the Galaxy Chromebook comes with backlit keys. It also has a fingerprint sensor for security. Moving onto the connectivity features, you get the latest Wi-Fi 6, two USB Type C ports, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The laptop also comes with a MicroSD card reader. It features two 2W speakers to produce stereo sound.

The Galaxy Chromebook is only 1 cm thick and tips the scales at 1 kg. That makes it thinner and lighter than the Dell XPS 13. While the hardware is pretty solid, the laptop will put off most buyers with its Chrome OS, which is basically a glorified Internet browser.

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Price and Availability

As per Samsung, the Galaxy Chromebook will hit the stores in Q1 2020. Its base model is pegged at $1,000, which roughly translates to Rs 71,500. If you are thinking of buying this laptop and then install Windows on it, it is going to be quite tricky. The process involves replacing the BIOS of the machine and it may not work on every Chromebook.