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Samsung accidentally outs Chromebook Pro, a high-end yet affordable portable

By Shawn Knight
Oct 16, 2016
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  1. Samsung will soon be following Google down the high-end Chromebook path with the launch of the Chromebook Pro, a premium portable that’s expected to arrive later this month.

    The Chromebook Pro was prematurely posted on a couple of retailers' websites and even had its own landing page on Samsung’s site before admins became aware of the error. Fortunately, the crew over at Chrome Unboxed managed to get the skinny on the system’s specs before those pages disappeared.

    Codenamed Kevin, the Chromebook Pro features a 12.3-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 2,400 x 1,600 (234 PPI, 400 nits, 3:2 ratio) that can also be rotated 360 degrees. It’ll be powered by a 2GHz hexa-core ARM processor and 4GB of RAM with 32GB of local flash storage on tap.

    The all-aluminum chassis looks absolutely gorgeous with curved edges akin to what you’d find on a flagship smartphone. At just 2.38 pounds and 13.9mm at its thickest point, Samsung’s latest is plenty portable. Battery life checks in at up to 10 hours and interestingly enough, the system includes a stylus for taking full advantage of the sea of Android apps out there – an oversized Galaxy Note, if you will.

    If leaks prove accurate, Samsung’s Chromebook Pro will go on sale October 24 priced at $499. That’s a bit more than something like Acer’s excellent Chromebook 14 yet far cheaper than Google’s overpriced Chromebook Pixel. Given the hardware and aesthetics, it is likely well worth the asking price.

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,324   +711

    Or just pay another $100 and get a *real* laptop that can do anything.
     
    BSim500 and ChuckyDhaBeast like this.
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,056

    I hope it's not the bomb the Note 7 is, that would be bad for business.
     
  4. Wendy Oltman

    Wendy Oltman TS Booster Posts: 128   +16

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    I don't see the need why would anyone be buying it when there are proper laptops/notebooks available in market than can do the job with far greater efficiency.
     
  5. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Guru Posts: 377   +332

    lack of windows 10 and lack of viruses are two major pluses. For the general public, this machine does everything they need for a lower price then a decent windows machine.
     
  6. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,512   +503

    It does say high end, you meant high end in the Chromebook segment right? Because on the high end "portable" market this looks pretty mediocre besides the design.

    That's cute, remember when they said the same of linux and macs? Pepperidge Farm remembers =) Also, no windows on a machine (This being XP, 7, 8, 10, whatever) is enough to discourage the average user since it's crazy to learn something new for them, if not Ubuntu and the likes would've proliferated a lot more, it's easy to acquire, easy to install, easy to use yet... not windows, your argument is super invalid.
    Also they don't like to carry their life in a usb stick or drive, for the most part. Under today's standards 32gb can be filled pretty fast with a couple of videos and pictures.

    Oh no you didn't. Does it have a self-destruct function in case an unauthorized user tries to come in? =)
     

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