Samsung Officially Launches The Chromebook 2 With Note 3 Like Faux Leather Pattern

Samsung Chromebook

Amid weeks of speculation about the upcoming Samsung Chromebook 2, the Korean manufacturer has finally unveiled a duo Chromebooks. These devices feature 11.6 inch and 13.3 inch displays respectively, so it will look to target the Apple MacBook Air, which dominates the small notebook segment.

Interestingly, Samsung has gone with the same faux leather back covering on the lid as we saw on the Galaxy Note 3 and the range of Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO tablets. Perhaps the company wants to strike a chord with users of current Samsung devices as Chrome OS is pretty much a skinned down version of Android with heavy emphasis on cloud services.

Besides the 11.6 inch (1366 x 768) and 13.3 inch (1920 x 1080) displays, both Chromebooks feature identical hardware. They come with Samsung’s Exynos 5422 octa core chipset with a CPU clock speed of 2.1 GHz, which is coincidentally the same chip which will be used in global Galaxy S5 variants. The notebooks also come with 4GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, HDMI connectivity and much more. The entry level model costs $319.99 while the 13.3 inch variant will cost $399.99 at launch.