Samsung Chromebook 3 announced at CES 2016

by: Jonathan FeistJanuary 6, 2016

samsung chromebook 3

On a busy announcement day from CES 2016 in Las Vegas, Samsung introduced more than one new computing device. Also making a quiet appearance is the Chrome OS-powered Chromebook 3.

Samsung has been a long time player in the Chromebook market, indeed, this is their third version of their simply named Chromebook line. With pricing and availability not yet released, we’re expecting an official release sometime in early 2016.

Related: Samsung Chromebook 2

Considering the minimal fanfare of this announcement, it should come as little surprise that the Chromebook 3 includes just a minimum of new specs and features, starting with a familiar 11.6-inch display at a resolution of 1366×768. Although Samsung’s Exynos chipsets have been found in other Chromebook devices, this one will come with the Intel Celeron N3050, backed by 2GB or 4GB of RAM and the typical 16GB of internal storage.

As far as device size goes, we’re looking at a 2.53 lb device with a nearly 3/4-inch thickness. This is pretty normal specs for most Chromebooks out there, proving that Chromebooks are not dead, but are certainly lacking the flourish of design and flair that modern tablets, phones and laptops can have.

Stay tuned for more info when Samsung officially releases the Chromebook 3 in the near future. Also, stay tuned for more coverage from CES in Las Vegas: press day is now complete, the show floor opens in just a few hours.

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  • Mark Washington

    Wow I am not wowed by this thing.

  • V-Phuc

    “resolution of 1366×768″. Very hard to get tempted by this spec, knowing that Toshiba chromebook 2 has much better and even a backlit keyboard now. For not much of a price difference. To me, I’d rather spend a bit more and get the better deal (Toshiba). Seems to me like they just ‘half-baked” this chromebook and just threw it out to the public. Perhaps making some money is better than making NO money.

    • onstrike112

      That’s so true. It’s not a very big improvement over the ChromeBook 2. The reason I jumped on a ChromeBook 2 was because I got it for $145 instead of full-price! It’s grown on me though. I never thought I’d like Chrome OS, but it’s nice to not have to worry about Windows or desktop Linux.

  • ConCal

    I hope this only runs ~$150. Those specs aren’t all that exciting.

  • John Doe

    They are basically made for kids in schools, there is no real need to have high end specs.
    Yes, they should at least have the same (if not better) specs than their past devices, but schools
    do not have lots of cash to purchase pricey laptops, so manufactures have to keep their prices

  • doloresanto

    > resolution of 1366×768


  • doloresanto

    > 1366×768