Samsung announced today that customers can now preorder its Galaxy Chromebook 2, with prices starting at $550. The device will be available for purchase starting March 1.
“Many kids grew up using Chromebooks in school, and as they enter the workforce, their needs evolve, they’re looking for premium, powerful hardware that can elevate that intuitive Google experience,” Samsung’s Shoneel Kolhatkar said when the Chromebook2 was first announced at CES in January. “We designed the Galaxy Chromebook 2 with these users in mind, taking the popular features from Galaxy Chromebook—incredible visuals, great specs, and gorgeous design and color—and bringing them to a wider base of customers.”
The Galaxy Chromebook2 is available in both Mercury Gray and a stunning Fiesta Red color and is the first Chromebook to include a QLED display, which Samsung describes as one of its “signature television innovations.” That 13.3-inch display is accompanied by a 2-in-1 form factor with multitouch and smartpen capabilities, 10th-generation Intel Core processors, 8 GB of RAM, up to 128 GB of storage, and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. It’s just 13.9 mm (.55 inches) thick and weighs 1.23 kg (2.7 pounds).