Samsung’s new octa-core Chrome OS laptops are now available for pre-order for $320 and up. The notebooks should start shipping in late April.

Update: Make that late May.

The Samsung Chromebook 2 is powered by an 8-core Samsung Exynos 5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. It comes in two models. For $320 you can get one with an 11.6 inch display, while $400 buys you a 13.3 inch model.

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The extra money for the 13.3 inch model also gets you a faster CPU, a higher-resolution display, and a few other perks. But that model is also a bit heavier.

Here are the specs for each new Samsung Chromebook:

Samsung Chromebook 2 11.6

  • 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display
  • 1.9 GHz Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420 processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0 port
  • 1 microSD card slot
  • 802.11ac WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 30Whr, 4080mAh battery (up to 8 hours)
  • 11.4″ x 8.1″ x 0.66″
  • 2.4 pounds

Samsung Chromebook 2 13.3

  • 13.3 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display
  • 2 GHz Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5800 processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0 port
  • 1 microSD card slot
  • 802.11ac WiFi (2×2 antenna)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 35 Whr, 4700mAH battery (up to 8.5 hours)
  • 12.7″ x 8.8″ x 0.65″
  • 3.1 pounds

The Samsung Chromebook 2 laptops are available for pre-order from Samsung, or from other retailers including Amazon and B&H.

via OMG Chrome



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4 replies on “Samsung Chromebook 2 up for pre-order for $320 and up”

  1. The SOC in the 13.3″ version should be the Exynos 5422 (at least I have never heard of an Exynos 5800)

      1. I see. Possibly, they have changed numbering since the new Octas can actually run 8 cores simultaneously.

        It is in fact more logical to name it 5800 with the 8 cores than 54xx.

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