Samsung's Upcoming ChromeBook Pro: Everything You Need to Know On The Specs, Price, Design, Release Date

19 October 2016, 7:00 am EDT By Ribhu . Mobile & Apps
A screenshot from Google's Chrome OS  ( Wikimedia Commons )

Samsung, receiving a major setback by the igniting Galaxy Note 7, recalled more than 2.5 million devices from the market. Now, the company is geared up to recover from the scandal with the launch of a new Chromebook hybrid laptop - the Chromebook Pro.

The Chromebook Pro, codenamed as "Kevin," which could be released in a week or two was leaked online for pre-order on Adorama and B&H, but was later taken down. It is called Chromebook after being powered by Google Chrome OS. It has a powerful and liable hardware inside - featuring in a super-light and thin device.

Sporting 13 inches display with 2400 x 1600 pixels resolution touchscreen display, the Chromebook Pro will contend in the rapidly flourishing market of 360° hinges category allowing the screen to be folded back in itself.  

The leaked specifications also revealed that Samsung's Chromebook Pro will be powered by 2GHz hexacore processor, with 4 GB RAM and 32 GB onboard storage, weighing just around 2.38 pounds.

It is just half an inch thick and will come with a Stylus, which will simply be called PEN, separating from existing S Pen recently seen in scandalous Galaxy Note 7. Moreover, it is said to provide up to 10 hours of battery life.

Just like other Chromebooks, the new device will be powered by Chrome OS, but will also run Android apps - thanks to Google's recent Play Store expansion. There are also two USB Type-C ports, headphone jack, and an SD card slot, and Samsung is also offering ad-free, one-year subscription to its AirDroid app.

Considering its price tag in international retailer Adorama, it is available at $499 for pre-order, marketing Chromebook Pro as a premium device. Although the ad was taken dow, this did not stop many tech enthusiasts to get excited over the upcoming laptop.

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