Samsung Announces Chromebook 2 Series Featuring Faster Performance, Increased Productivity and Stylish Design

March 4, 2014 | Comments | Tomorrow Works

Summary

  • Samsung Electronics announced the launch of the Chromebook 2 Series: in 11.6- and 13.3-inch configurations.

  • The Samsung Chromebook 2 Series offers Exynos 5 Octa processors and up to 8.5 hours of battery life.

  • The 13.3-inch Chromebook 2 features a best-in-class, Full HD (1920×1080) display with 250nit brightness. 

 

Samsung Announces Chromebook 2 Series Featuring Faster Performance, Increased Productivity and Stylish Design

 

Leading Provider of Chromebooks in Education Introduces New Models to Further

One-to-One Learning in K-12 Schools and Enhance Mobility and Productivity for Consumers

 

Samsung Electronics announced the launch of the Chromebook 2 Series. The new models, available in 11.6- and 13.3-inch configurations, improves on the popular Samsung Chromebook line with faster performance, longer battery life and a slim, light build enhanced by a durable textured lid and elegant stitched design. The 13.3-inch model also features a Full HD (1920×1080) resolution screen, enabling users to enjoy vibrant visuals for work, teaching and learning, and entertainment. Samsung was the leading Chromebook brand in the U.S. in 2013, accounting for more than 60 percent of overall market share, according to NPD.

 

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“Since we introduced our first Chromebook in 2011, Samsung has been committed to continually developing our designs and features to meet our users’ ever-changing needs, while staying true to the core Chromebook attributes of simplicity, speed and security,” said Mike Abary, senior vice president of consumer IT product marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “Samsung has been the top selling consumer Chromebook brand for the past three years and we’ll continue to grow our leadership position in this space with the launch of the Chromebook 2 Series.”

 

“Chromebooks are particularly important in the education space – according to Futuresource, one in four devices now sold into K-12 schools in the U.S. are Chromebooks – so we’ve designed our latest models with students and teachers in mind, including features like rapid start times, longer battery life and easy-to-grip design,” said Tod Pike, senior vice president at Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division.

 

 

Lightning fast performance

 

The Samsung Chromebook 2 Series offers users nearly instant access to everything they need. It wakes up in less than one second and cold boots in less than ten. Samsung’s energy-efficient Exynos 5 Octa processors allow for effortless multitasking and rapid rendering of graphics and videos, so multimedia content never misses a beat. 

 

 

Powerful productivity paired with rich multimedia

 

The 13.3-inch Chromebook 2 features a best-in-class, Full HD (1920×1080) display with 250nit brightness, perfect for viewing photos, video and more. It is also optimized for Google+ Hangouts messaging and video calling with enhanced audio quality on high-power speakers (2Wx2) and a noise reducing array microphone, helping conversations come alive on the high-resolution screen.

 

Up to 8.5 hours of battery life means that users can enjoy the Chromebook 2 models throughout a full work or school day – all on a single charge.

 

The Google Chrome OS also regularly auto-updates, ensuring users always have the most recent technology and security features without needing to think about updating. Also, because all you need is a Google account and all your information is synced right to the Chromebook, it’s easy for family members or students to share a device, or switch between devices.

 

The Chromebook 2 Series comes preloaded with a software package valued at more than $100. It includes smartphone access and data management service Air Droid Premium, task management and collaboration app Wunderlist Pro, and LittleBridge.com, an English learning app.

 

 

Sleek, elegant design

 

While priced affordably, the new Chromebook 2 models look like a more expensive, high-end laptop. The slim body measures less than three-quarters of an inch thick, making it easy to slip into any bag. At just under 2.5 pounds for the 11” model, it is also easy to carry anywhere. The lid features the stylish stitched design of the Samsung GALAXY Note 3, adding to the sophisticated look.

 

 

Ready for the classroom

 

In 2013, Chromebooks were among the most popular mobile computing devices utilized in K-12 schools. As the leading provider of Chromebooks in education, Samsung is helping to foster this growth by increasing options for educators with the Chromebook 2 models. With its extensive battery life, bright display and student-friendly design, the Chromebook 2 helps teachers engage students and deliver new learning experiences.

 

The Samsung Chromebook 2 Series is ideal for educators and administrators seeking to adopt one-to-one learning programs. Using the web-based console – available with support from Google for $30 per device for schools – Samsung Chromebooks can be centrally managed, making it easy for educators to configure a set of laptops across the classroom or the entire school. Samsung Chromebook 2 is a classroom-ready and cost-effective solution to support dynamic teaching and learning.

 

Available from April, the 11.6-inch Samsung Chromebook 2 will be available for an MSRP of $319.99, while the 13.3-inch model is $399.99.

 

Key Specifications

 

Category

Details

11.6-inch Samsung Chromebook 2

13.3-inch Samsung Chromebook 2

Display

Size

11.6”

13.3”

Resolution

HD LED Display (1366 x 768)

Full HD LED Display (1920 x 1080)

Performance

OS

Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Processor

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa (1.9GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa (2.1GHz, 2MB L2 Cache

Memory2

4GB DDR3L System Memory at 1600MHz (onboard)

4GB DDR3L System Memory at 1600MHz (onboard)

Storage3

16GB e.MMC iNAND™ Embedded Flash Drive

16GB e.MMC iNAND™ Embedded Flash Drive

Camera

720p HD Web Camera

720p HD Web Camera

Battery Life

Battery Life4

Up to 8 hours

Up to 8.5 hours

Dimensions

Dimensions

11.40" x 8.06" x 0.66"

12.72" x 8.80" x 0.65"

Weight

2.43 pounds

3.09 pounds

Color

Jet Black, Classic White

Luminous Titan Gray

Ports

Ports

1 HDMI, 1 USB3.0, 1 USB2.0, MicroSD Multi-media Card Reader, Headphone out/Mic-in Combo, DC-in

1 HDMI, 1 USB3.0, 1 USB2.0, MicroSD Multi-media Card Reader, Headphone out/Mic-in Combo, DC-in

Availability

MSRP

$319.99

$399.99

Availability Date

April 2014

April 2014

 

 

*All functionality, features, specifications, and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation

  • michael nigol

    computers are to weak and too expensive

    • shm224

      @michaelnigol:disqus: Sure, Mr. Ballmer and Mr. Penn.

  • FrY10cK

    I wish the 13.3″ came with a matte screen instead of glossy. The rest of it is so appealing that I may overlook the glossy screen and purchase it anyway.