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CES 2017 | Samsung introduces two Chromebooks with pen support

Samsung Chromebook Pro/Plus with pen support
Samsung Chromebook Pro/Plus
The Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro come with ARM/Intel processors, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, also offering pen input support and the ability to be used as a regular notebook or as a tablet, thanks to the 360-degree rotating touchscreen.

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Samsung has just unveiled two new Chrome OS-driven portables, namely Samsung Chromebook Plus and Samsung Chromebook Pro. Both have the same design, weight, and dimensions, but use different processors. While the Plus has an ARM-based SoC inside, its sibling is powered by an Intel Core m3 processor.

These are the highlights of the two Chromebooks mentioned above:

  • Processor: OP1 hexa-core (two Cortex-A72 and four Cortex-A53 cores) and Intel Core m3 6Y30
  • Memory/Storage: 4 GB LPDDR3 RAM; 32 GB eMMC internal storage and microSD slot
  • Display: 12.3-inch LED multitouch with 2,400X1,600 pixels
  • Camera: 720p webcam
  • Connectivity: WiFi 80211 ac (2X2), Bluetooth 4.0, 2XUSB Type-C
  • Operating system: Chrome OS
  • Weight/Dimensions: 2.38 pounds; 11.06X8.72X0.51 ~ 0.55 inches
  • Battery/Autonomy: 39 Wh; up to 8 hours
  • Color: platinum silver

In addition to the above, both these two new Chromebooks come with a one-year subscription for the full version of AirDroid Premium. There are also two stereo speakers and a 3.5 mm audio jack, while the S-Pen stylus has a special slot for storage.

The Chromebook Plus XE513C24-K01US will hit the market next month via various major retailers, starting at $449 USD. The Intel-driven Chromebook Pro XE510C24-K01US is expected to become available this spring, but its price has not been unveiled yet.

Samsung Chromebook Pro/Plus tablet
Samsung Chromebook Pro/Plus with pen support
Samsung Chromebook Pro/Plus perspective
Samsung Chromebook Pro/Plus with pen support

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01- 7 (Update: 2017-02- 8)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.