Samsung simply launched a sturdy, compact and inexpensive 12.4” Chromebook laptop computer geared toward college students and academics.
With a retail worth of round $430, this new laptop computer is about $120 cheaper than the 13.3” Galaxy Chromebook 2. Regardless of the distinction in identify, each laptops have a 360-degrees hinge, so they’re actually in the identical product household.
The value distinction comes from just a few key components: the display measurement (12.4” vs. 13.3”), its decision (1920×1080 vs. 2560×1600), the CPU efficiency, and the battery life.
This Chromebook 2 360 is powered by an Intel Celeron N4500 and 4GB of RAM, which appears tight to me, however ought to stay “useful sufficient” within the context of utilizing the laptop computer to check. This CPU is often utilized in low-price laptop computer Home windows merchandise.
Usually, the pc ought to work nicely with at present’s college necessities, together with video conferencing, because of its 720p digicam.
There’s 64GB or 128GB (+$20) of storage, however a microSD slot would enable extending the storage if wanted. There are additionally one full-size USB and one USB-C port for additional connectivity.
In the event you can afford the marginally costlier Samsung Chromebooks, I’m tempted to say they supply increased worth for the value and consumer expertise primarily based on the paper specs.
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