Samsung has just unveiled two new Chromebooks, and both of them are designed for the invasion of Applications. As last year Google announced that the GooglePlay store would be moving to Chrome devices as well. Introducing the Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro which are multi-mode devices.
Stylus or rather Pens are not dead yet, even though the Note 7 is– But putting all of this to the side, Samsung is pairing a Pen with the Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro. This Pen gets embedded on the edge of the device and allows you to take notes quickly. Samsung ArtCnavas comes pre-installed and will let you draw on the Chromebook. The Pen features 0.7-millimeter Tip and has pressure sensitivity built-in. This Pen gets paired with a full multi-mode design thanks to a 360-degree hinge.
The core difference between the Plus and Pro would be the processor. Samsung has gone with a made for Chromebook OP1 Hexa-Core processor for the Chromebook Plus, while the Pro gets an Intel Core M3 Processor 6Y30. The Plus utilizes integrated graphics, while the Pro gets a somewhat dedicated Intel HD Graphics 515. With either of these, you get 4GBs of RAM for processing power. These processors are not the best out there, but then again this is a Chromebook.
Besides for the processors, the Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro are virtually identical. You get a 12.3-inch 2400 × 1600 LED Display that is touch enabled. You get 32GB of internal storage, which is not too bad as most of the storage will be in the cloud. Plenty of ports are onboard including a two USB-C ports, a headphone jack, and a card reader.
The Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro are a unique entry into the Chrome market. Google is definitely on board, as Samsung is putting a heavy focus on the applications as well. Chromebook Plus will launch in February for $449, while Chromebook Pro will be coming later in the Spring for an unannounced price.
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