Samsung’s Chromebook Devices Might Threaten Microsoft As It Enters Surface Device Territory
Google has been hinting for years of the possibility of merging the Chrome OS with its Android mobile operating system, which will soon be a reality with the arrival of the Samsung Chromebook Plus this week and the Samsung Chromebook Pro in April, according to Top Tech News.
Both devices were unveiled during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month and were designed from scratch to add support to Android apps and the Google Play Store. Samsung dubbed its devices as the next-generation Chromebooks for both being 2-in-1 and comes with built-in digital pens for on-screen writing and drawing.
Reviewers of the Chromebook devices stated that it might pose a market threat to Microsoft devices and its operating system as the integration between Chrome OS and Android might make it more appealing for Windows users who may want to cross-device access to their apps and services.
Chromebooks in general, already outpaced the sales of Apple's Macs in 2016 as its being widely adopted in a school setting boosting its sales. Meanwhile, global sales of PCs have declined over the past two years.
The Chromebook Plus is priced at $449.99 which features a 2 Ghz hexa-core dual ARM processor and Quad HD display made of Gorilla Glass 3 that rotates a full 360 degrees which allows you to use the device as a laptop or a tablet. On the other hand, the Chromebook Pro will sport a 2.2 Ghz Intel Core m3 processor under its hood and will priced at $549.
Both devices are said to have 4GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage and a battery life of up to eight hours including two USB type C ports. Both will also support 4K streaming.
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