Samsung announces the 2-in-1 Chromebook Plus V2

Samsung announces the 2-in-1 Chromebook Plus V2

Samsung announces the 2-in-1 Chromebook Plus V2

Gone is the 2GHz ARM processor of its predecessor which has been replaced by a more powerful Intel Celeron 3965Y that's paired with 4GB of RAM and Intel HD Graphics 615.

The spill-resistant keyboard features a 13 MP F1.9 camera with autofocus, which becomes rear-facing when the Plus is in tablet mode.

Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 is placed at a competitive price of $499.99. The Chromebook Plus (V2) is now powered by a lower-end Celeron processor, which should mean that the device will be faster than its predecessor. However, it is not clear whether or not Samsung will release a Pro version for the Chromebook Plus.

Another big upgrade for this year's model is a secondary camera on the rear. That content-consumption-biased panel still has a fairly high pixel density at 181 PPI, but it nevertheless represents a downgrade from the old model's 2400x1600 screen with a more productivity-friendly, Surface-style 3:2 aspect ratio. The Chromebook Plus V2 also features a 39Wh battery. It also benefits from a curved-cap keyboard that promises to be able to deal with small liquid spillages of up to 60cc. In addition to users' personal cloud storage, the Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2) has 32GB of built-in storage, with the option to add up to 400GB with a microSD card (sold separately) - room for favorite photos, documents and music, as well as for storing movies to watch offline on the go. The laptop which comes with a sleek design and built-in pen runs on the Chrome OS.

Connectivity ports on board the new Chromebook include two USB-C ports, a single USB 3.0 port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The new Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 doesn't change much when it comes to the overall look of the machine, but it makes a ton of subtle improvements all over the place. The Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2) offers even more functionality to users with multiple connected devices, including easy file sharing between Chromebook and mobile devices.

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