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Samsung built a more affordable Galaxy Chromebook
- Samsung has quietly introduced the entry-level Galaxy Chromebook Go.
- The Chrome OS laptop includes modest specs, although you can equip it with LTE.
- There’s no mention of availability or pricing at this stage.
Don’t worry if you can’t justify the outlay for Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook 2 — there should soon be a more affordable option. Android Police reports that the company has quietly published details for the Galaxy Chromebook Go, an entry-level Chrome OS machine that mates familiar styling with lower-cost hardware.
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The Galaxy Chromebook Go boasts a slightly larger 14-inch screen versus the 13-inch display of its higher-end counterpart, but you’re otherwise looking at a modest portable. You’ll have to be content with a 768p standard LCD instead of the 1080p QLED panel, for a start. There’s only a Celeron N4500 chip inside (no Core i3 option here), and the base configuration ships with 32GB of expandable storage versus the Galaxy Chromebook 2’s 64GB. Versions with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage are available.
This isn’t to say you’ll be without any creature comforts. The Chromebook Go will ship with Wi-Fi 6 networking and have the option of LTE for always-on internet access. This is also a relatively easy-to-carry system that weighs just under 3.2lbs.
Samsung hasn’t mentioned a release date or price for the Galaxy Chromebook Go as of this writing. The official specs suggest it’s relatively close, though, and there’s no doubt it will be priced less than the $549 Galaxy Chromebook 2. Think of this as a spiritual successor to the Chromebook 4 series. It’s a no-frills laptop that mates Samsung’s latest design cues with budget-friendly components, and might just fit the bill for remote schooling, working from home, or everyday web surfing.