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Samsung rolls out new Galaxy Chromebook Go with absolutely zero fanfare

The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go takes its design cues from the Galaxy Book Go. (Image: Samsung)
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go takes its design cues from the Galaxy Book Go. (Image: Samsung)
Samsung has followed up the launch of its recent Windows-powered Galaxy Book Go with the new Galaxy Chromebook Go. Ironically, perhaps, the new Chromebook Go is powered by an Intel chip instead of the Arm-based Snapdragon powering the Windows 10-based Galaxy Book Go.

Samsung has been on something of a roll lately with its laptop announcements. First we saw the launch of the premium Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 models back in late April and then this was followed by the launch of Galaxy Book Go and Galaxy Book Go 5G in June. While the first launch involved a Galaxy Unpacked event, the second launch came with a media release -- not so with the new Galaxy Chromebook Go which just quietly popped on Samsung’s website.

Although the Galaxy Chromebook Go takes many of its design cues from the Windows 10 on Arm-powered Galaxy Book Go models, its specs suggest that it is a lower end device. Like the Galaxy Book Go, the Galaxy Chromebook Go centers on a 14-inch display. However, while the former model features a 1080p display, the Chromebook variant makes do with a 720p panel. This is generally in line with its target market, which will predominantly be school students. That said, if priced right, it could be handy secondary machine for some people too.

The Galaxy Chromebook Go is powered by an Intel Celeron N4500, which although aging, is still good enough to get the job done. It can be optioned with either 4 GB or 8 GB of RAM while it comes in three storage tiers of 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB. Unfortunately, all of the storage choices are eMMC-based, which while less preferable than an SSD is still better than a spinning drive. Connectivity, however, is solid with both Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 on board along with two USB-C ports, a USB 3.2 port, microSD slot and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. There is also an optional LTE model.

Samsung has yet to indicate availability or official pricing.

(Image: Samsung)
(Image: Samsung)

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2021-06-22 (Update: 2021-06-22)