In a testament to not only the success of Chromebooks, but also the the popularity of many of Samsung’s offerings today, the company is announcing the successor to the wildly successful Samsung Chromebook. Samsung isn’t taking shortcuts on casual ascetics this time around either, announcing a leather-clad sequel, with two sizes to choose from, 11.6 or 13.13 inches. It’s evident that ChromeOS is an indication of where casual computing may be headed. Why pay for a full desktop when you don’t need one?
Samsung has improved the computing power as well as the memory of these devices. The 13.3 inch model sports a 1920×1080 screen, coupled with 4 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage space, and the latest Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor. Samsung promises 8.5 hours of battery life, and with the processor not being of the highest caliber, I’d be more than willing to accept the tradeoff. The $319.99 model steps the screen size down to 11.6, with a 1366×768 resolution, 8 hours of battery life, and a reduced processor class.
The larger model of the two will come in either black or white, and the smaller of the bunch, in what is being called “Titan Gray.” With both models sporting the same leather bound style as the the company’s Samsung Note device, you can’t go wrong.
Samsung’s Chrombooks are the #1 best selling devices on Amazon.com and the new breed is going to ensure increasing dominance of Linux in the desktop space.