Samsung's premium Galaxy Chromebook launches on April 6 starting at $999

Shawn Knight

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Samsung’s dazzling Galaxy Chromebook will be available to purchase early next month, we have learned.

The attractive unit broke cover at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas back in January. It boasts a 13.3-inch 4K AMOLED touchscreen display with a convertible hinge design and comes with an integrated stylus.

Under the hood, you’ll find a 10th-gen Intel Core i5-10210U processor alongside 8GB of RAM and 256GB of local solid state storage (optional configurations with more memory and storage – up to 16GB and 1TB, respectively, have previously been advertised). Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), 802.11 ax, dual webcams and a dual digital microphone array come standard, as does the integrated fingerprint reader and backlit keyboard.

The svelte machine measures just 9.9mm thick and tips the scales at 2.2 pounds. It’s offered in your choice of fiesta red or mercury gray color schemes.

Interested parties will be able to pick up Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage at Best Buy or directly from Samsung starting April 6.

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jizzyburnizzy

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Even if the current world situation wasn't what it was I can't see how there could EVER be a justification for a 1k Chrome OS based laptop. That would be like paying a premium for a cover band's album of Metallica, Aerosmith, Elton John, etc.
I agree, I have 2 chromebooks at home and we use them all the time.
I still couldnt justify spending even $500 on one let alone 1,000
 

PEnnn

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And I bet this $1000 Chromebook is just like my $300 one that still have limited ability to / cannot view or play the most widely used video formats on the market!

It's a glorified browser in a box. Period.
 
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QuantumPhysics

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And I bet this $1000 Chromebook is just like my $300 one that still have limited ability to / cannot view or play the most widely used video formats on the market!

It's a glorified browser in a box. Period.

I attended a Shareholder meeting and they issued Chromebooks for us to use.

I tell ya, I had absolutely no idea how to use it. It seemed to disobey every single convention of using a "laptop" or "macbook".

Needless to say, I asked to be excused so I could go get my gaming laptop.
 
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toooooot

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I love its design. Good job artists and engineers.
But paying 1k for a Chrome OS device, meh...
I will pass but will be eyeing it occasionally, because it looks lovely.
Then I will go and buy Steam VR for the government money we re gonna get.
 
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