As expected, the first Chromebook with a 4K AMOLED display is coming soon… although not quite as soon as expected.

The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook was supposed to launch in the first quarter of 2020, but according to a new listing at Best Buy’s website, it’ll actually go on sale April 6th (which is a few days into the second quarter).

As expected, it has a starting price of $999 for a model with an Intel Core i5-10210U processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of solid state storage.

While there had been some earlier reports that the notebook would have optional support for 4G LTE (because the Samsung website said so), it turns out that’s not the case. About Chromebooks reports that Samsung has no plans to offer the option, and there was probably just an error on the website, which has since been removed.

The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook will be one of the most expensive Chrome OS laptops when it launches, but it’s also one of the most powerful thanks to its 10th-gen Intel Core processor and 8GB of memory. The 4K AMOLED display is probably the notebook’s key selling point, but if you’re looking for other reasons to justify the purchase, it’s also a thin, light, and versatile device that measures 0.4 inches thick, weighs 2.3 pounds, and has a 360-degree hinge allowing you to use the computer in laptop or tablet modes.

Other features include a dockable Samsung S-Pen, a touchscreen display, a backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader, and microSD card reader.

Oh, and the notebook has a fanless design.

via About Chromebooks and Android Police

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13 replies on “Samsung Galaxy Chromebook coming April 6th (AMOLED display, $1000 price tag)”

  1. Nice. But I won’t buy another Chromebook until Google fixes the Captive Portal login problem. I don’t want any more hassles connecting to wifi hotspots at airports or hotels.

  2. Wish Intel would be honest and call Comet Lake what it is… Gen 7.3. And Icelake Gen 8. Calling both of them Gen10 is so misleading. They’re not the same microarch, and Icelake is simply the highly delayed 8th gen we’ve been waiting on for nearly 4 years.

  3. If this had a 10″ screen and actually had an LTE option, then I would have considered replacing my Surface Go LTE with it. I guess the Go 2 LTE is still the best choice for my uses from what I’ve seen so far.

  4. Outside of the education market, I wonder what the sales numbers are for Chromebooks. I always thought of Chromebooks to be these cheap almost throwaway Internet terminal devices. Then I see this $1000 Chromebook and scratch my head in confusion.

    1. Chromebooks shared of the market is less than 5%, but it is rising by double-digits year on year, so that’s healthy growth. While they’re probably not going to sell a lot, I’m assuming Samsung isn’t dumb enough to make Chromebooks they can’t sell at all. Some of those kids who grew up with Chromebooks are entering the job market these days, so perhaps there’s a market there.

  5. “Core it-10210U processor”

    Let me guess: The T-key is under the 5 on the keyboard, so this typo may refer to an i% processor. 😉

    1. i% processor

      Let me guess: The %-key is the same as the 5 key on the keyboard, so this typo may refer to an i5 processor. 😉

  6. This is absolutely stunning, but I want more than five years of support for the OS, or the ability to easily replace the OS later. Yes, someone will provide a replacement workaround when Google no longer offers support, but why doesn’t Samsung ship a model like this with Linux instead?

    1. 5 years support is very out of date. Google increased it to 6.5 years a while ago, and just this month Google announced they were extending it again to 8 years.

  7. This is absolutely stunning, but I want support beyond the five years or so that Google will offer. Why couldn’t they simply ship an identical model instead with Linux?

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