The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook becomes the world’s first Chromebook with a 4K (4,000 pixels) AMOLED display, announced at the CES 2020.
The 2-in one laptop comes packing the latest intel 10th Gen Processors, and remains relatively thinner than a lot of Chromebooks at 0.4 inches. The Chromebook is arguably pricey as it’s battery life remains unknown to the consumer market, however it’s eye-catching red chassis is stunning.
The base model begins at $999(362,000naira) with 8GB of RAM, while the apparent pricier version will ship with 16GB RAM, with it’s price unknown at the moment.
Display & Design:
In recent years, we have seen different Chromebook brands show off 4k displays and sturdy aluminum chassis. Samsung leads ahead by use of AMOLED, the display device technology to it’s new Galaxy Chromebook.
The Galaxy Chromebook, as aforementioned bags in at 0.4inches thick, or thin should I say. An aluminum frame, a fiesta red finish on it’s chassis, and across it’s keys and touch pad.
Using this laptop will need you carry a dongle with you, as it has only two USB-C ports, a headphone jack and a microSD card slot.
The Galaxy Chromebook’s lid features only the Samsung Logo(offset) and a camera on the base right above the placement of the Keyboard. Unlike the Dell XPS “Nose Cam” this”World Facing” camera is built for AR applications development. It also supports stylus input and has a “keep-slot” for the stylus pen when you’re done using it.
Considering the thinness of this laptop, we approach this aspect with leniency. The keystrokes are quite bad. However, when put against the Apple’s Butterfly Keyboard, the Galaxy Chromebook has a better travel when you depress the keys.
Specification & Performance:
The Galaxy Chromebook fits in a U-Series Processor, the Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake Processor.
With an Intel Core I5 10201UCPU, with 8GB or 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB SSD. For a Chrome OS, this definitely is overkill.
Samsung didn’t state exactly the estimated battery life, nonetheless, they did state that the Chrome Book has a 49 Wh battery. We hope for over 8 hours on a single charge as Chrome books naturally last long, but with the power draining 4K AMOLED display, we hope for the best.
Although impressive, the Samsung Galaxy still needs to prove a worthy competitor to the Google Pixel book as it’s thermal management and real world use isn’t proven yet, still the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook has a lot of good in it.