According to a leaked Samsung chip (via 9to5Google), Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook 2 appears to improve battery life and the price of its predecessor. The previous Galaxy Chromebook had an attractive 2-in-1 design, but it was down due to battery life and its $ 999 high. If you believe in these chipsets, you’ll be looking forward to some Chromebooks next year.
The most important change is the battery life. According to a slide shared by the leaker Walking Cat, Samsung is targeting a battery life of 12 hours or more with this new model. That’s much longer than the only 4 hours 20 minutes (and the 8 hours promised by Samsung) noted in this year’s model review.
— WalkingCat (@_h0x0d_) December 23, 2020
Galaxy Chromebook 2 Specification and Price
The Samsung chipset also suggests that the Galaxy Chromebook 2 will be the first Chromebook with a QLED or LED QD display. The company’s previous Chromebooks used 4K AMOLED. This is an option that seems to compromise the battery life of the device. The switch to QLED is consistent with the changes Samsung made in 2020 on laptops that aren’t running Chrome OS.
The old Galaxy Chromebook relied on a 10th generation Intel Core i5 processor that surpassed Samsung’s ability to handle the tasks that customers imagined to use the device, but this new Galaxy Chromebook 2 will be the 10th generation Core i3. must. This isn’t necessarily a step down to browser-based work on Chrome OS, but it’s interesting given the availability of Intel’s 11th generation processors in 2021.
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All of these changes probably affected the last notable news from the WalkingCat leak, the $ 699 (probably entry-level) price tag. The original Galaxy Chromebook was presented as “professional”, and at least from the products we’ve seen so far, the Galaxy Chromebook 2 retains its elegant design.
Due to the low price of the Galaxy Chromebook 2, it’s closer to a real high-end Chromebook than Apple’s decent laptops and the like. Switching to a different processor and relying on screens already procured for other laptops can help increase sales, especially when combined with low prices.
To be sure, you’ll have to wait until February 2021 promises a release date for your slides. However, CES 2021 is very close and could clarify the Samsung Chromebook roadmap for next year and beyond.