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Samsung Chromebook 2 now official, brings two screen sizes and octa-core CPU

Samsung has now officially announced the Chromebook 2 series, which with two display options: one with 11.6-inches, another with 13.3-inches. The specs have also been greatly improved with more RAM and an Exynos 5 octa-core CPU.
March 3, 2014

The Samsung Chromebook 2 has now arrived, bringing us greatly improved specs, a faux leather design, and two different versions: a 11.6-inch model with a 1377×768 resolution, and a bigger 13.3-inch model with a full HD resolution (1920×1080).

There are a few other differences between the two Samsung Chromebook 2 variants in addition to their sizes and resolutions. The 13.3-inch model is powered by a 2.1GHz Exynos 5 octa-core CPU and has a battery that’s rated for 8.5 hours of use, all in a package that weighs 3.09 pounds. Meanwhile, the smaller version gets a 1.6Ghz Exynos 5 octa-core, 8 hours of battery life and is lighter at 2.43 pounds.

Aside from this, both models have 4GB RAM, 16GB local storage, 100GB Google Drive storage, USB 2.0 and 3.0, HDMI out, 720p webcam and microSD.


The new Samsung Chromebook 2 series is without a doubt a pretty big jump up from the last-gen Chromebook series. On the downside, they are also a bit pricier. The new Chromebooks will begin shipping in April, with the 13.3-inch model coming in black and white, priced at $399.99. The 11.6-inch variant will be available solely in gray with a price of $319.99.

What do you think of the latest Chromebook 2 devices, interested or not?