Samsung Has New$250 Intel-PoweredChromebook 2

Samsung launched its Chromebook 2 series back in
March in 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch configurations,
improving on the previous Samsung Chromebook
line with faster performance, longer battery life and
a slim, light build enhanced by a durable
textured faux-leather lid with stitched design. The
13.3-inch model also features a Full HD
(1920×1080) resolution screen, enabling users to
enjoy more vibrant visuals for work, teaching and
learning, and entertainment. Both models come with
Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5800 processor, with the
11.6-inch version having a 1.9GHz, 2MB L2 cache,
and the 13.3-inch version with a 2.1GHz, 2MB Ls
cache. The 11.6-inch Chromebook 2 sells for
$299.99 while the Full HD 13.6 model retails for
$399.99 at the Samsung website.
Recently, Samsung added a third version to its
Chromebook 2 series – a second 11.6-inch
Chromebook 2 model powered by an Intel
processor. Available at just $249.99, it runs on a
fanless Intel Celeron N2840 chipset that can reach
up to 2.58GHz. However, unlike the Chromebook
powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 5 Octa
processor which has 4GB of memory, the Intel-
powered iteration only has 2GB of RAM. The newer
makes of the Samsung Chromebook 2 has been
rendered more resilient and durable since each of
the four corners of the device, as well as as the
USB ports, are now reinforced by metal.
Regardless of the particular model, Samsung’s
Chromebook 2 is up to three time faster than the
previous generation, particularly with its wireless
802.11ac connection. It has built-in security
features for protection against viruses and
malware. Battery life can last 8-9 hours on a single
charge. It also comes with Google apps for most
everyday needs and it keeps files safely and
automatically backed up in the cloud (100GB free
Google Drive storage for up to 2 years). Finally, as
with all Chromebooks, security and software
upgrades are also automatically downloaded from
Google as soon as they become available.


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