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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook has 4K screen, stylus, and comes in hot red colorway

The ultrathin Chromebook looks jaw-dropping in red, but you're going to pay a jaw-dropping price for it.

Published onJanuary 6, 2020

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In late 2019, Samsung launched a Windows laptop called the Samsung Galaxy Book Ion. The ultrathin, high-end laptop comes with an S Pen and a pretty navy blue colorway. Now, at CES 2020, the company announced a similar device: the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook.

As the name suggests, this laptop is a Chrome OS-based machine. It isn’t the first Chromebook from Samsung but does represent a few firsts for the brand: the Galaxy Chromebook is the thinnest Samsung Chrome OS laptop ever, the first with a built-in stylus, the first from Samsung with a 4K resolution, and the first to come in red.

If the red colorway — officially titled Fiesta Red — is too bold for you, there’s a more subtle colorway called Mercury Gray. But this red is something else entirely and these pictures barely do it justice.

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Aside from the red colorway, the display on the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is the star of the show. The AMOLED panel has a 4K resolution in a 16:9 aspect ratio. It also uses a system called Ambient EQ that automatically adjusts brightness and color temperature levels based on the lighting around you. If this sounds familiar it’s because this is presumably the same system that debuted on the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, although Samsung didn’t completely confirm that when it showed us the laptop.

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook
13.3-inch 4K AMOLED
3,840 x 2,160
Touch Screen
Intel Core i5 10th Generation
Intel UHD Graphics
Up to 16GB LPDDR3
Up to 1TB SSD
49.2Wh (Typical)
1MP (Front)
8MP (on Keyboard deck)
Stereo Speakers
2W x 2
2 x USB-C
3.5mm headphones/mic combo
UFS/MicroSD combo
Built-in stylus pen
Fingerprint reader
Chrome OS
302.6 x 203.2 x 9.9mm
1.04kg (2.3lbs)

Elsewhere, the Chromebook features a dual-camera system for taking high-quality photos and videos, a tenth-generation Intel processor, Wi-Fi 6, and comes with a piece of built-in photo and video editing software for tackling your next media project.

Related: The best Chromebooks you can buy right now

As you may have already guessed, a Chromebook this pretty with a 4K display and high-end features isn’t going to be cheap. The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook will debut in March this year for $999 in the United States.

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