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CES 2020 | Slim and sexy Samsung Galaxy Chromebook XE930QCA packs a 4K UHD OLED HDR screen for $999 USD

Slim and sexy Samsung Galaxy Chromebook XE930QCA packs a 4K UHD OLED screen for $999 USD (Source: Samsung)
Slim and sexy Samsung Galaxy Chromebook XE930QCA packs a 4K UHD OLED screen for $999 USD (Source: Samsung)
The 9.9 mm-thick convertible Chromebook houses serious specifications for its category that could easily pass as a high-end Ultrabook. It will even have a 1 MP webcam on the keyboard deck to better exploit the 2-in-1 form factor.

Samsung Galaxy devices have always had strong visual designs and the upcoming Galaxy Chromebook will be no different. The South Korean OEM plans to position the upcoming convertible as a high-end offering with high-end specifications that read like a flagship Ultrabook.

According to the press release, the aluminum-clad 13.3-inch Galaxy Chromebook XE930QCA will ship with a 10th gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 4K UHD OLED HDR400 touchscreen, up to 16 GB of LPDDR3 RAM, Wi-Fi 6, and up to 1 TB of internal storage with a built-in pen not unlike the Samsung Notebook 9 Pen. The system will even integrate stereo (2 W x 2) speakers to be an entertainment powerhouse relative to other Chromebooks already in the market.

Samsung has not specified whether the 15 W 10th gen Intel CPU will be a Core i5 Ice Lake or Comet Lake SKU.

Of course, the drawback to the fancy hardware is price as the Galaxy Chromebook will be two times more expensive than those from Lenovo, Dell, or HP. It's clear that Samsung wants to target younger professionals and office users rather than educational institutions or large-scale enterprises that cheaper alternatives tend to cater for.

Expect the Galaxy Chromebook to launch by the end of Q1 2020 in Red and Gray color options.

 Galaxy Chromebook
Dimensions302.6 x 203.2 x 9.9mm
Weight1.04kg
OSChrome OS
Display13.3” 4K AMOLED Display (3840x2160), Touch Screen
CPUIntel® 10th generation Core™ Processor
GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics
MemoryUp to 16GB (LPDDR3)
StorageUp to 1TB SSD
WLANWi-Fi 6 (Gig+), 802.11 ax 2x2
Camera / Mic1MP (Front), 8MP (on Keyboard deck)

Internal Digital Dual Array Mic + Mono Mic
AudioStereo Speakers (2W x 2)
PenBuilt-In Pen
SecurityFingerprint
KeyboardBacklit
MaterialAluminum
PortsUSB-C (2) | 3.5pi HP/Mic | UFS/MicroSD Combo
Battery49.2Wh (Typical)
static version load dynamic
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Allen Ngo, 2020-01- 6 (Update: 2020-01- 6)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.