Samsung’s first generation Chromebook didn’t fail to impress people. For most, it was their entrance to the world of Chrome OS. Samsung did a pretty great job especially with its Series 3 Chromebook that had acceptable build quality, working performance and an attractive price tag. The Korean company has since announced an upcoming version of its Chromebook that would feature an octa-core processor and cost slightly more than the first generation. If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on one of those, now is the right time to pre-order one.
The 11.6-inch version of Samsung Chromebook 2 is to be sold at $319. It comes in black and white variant and is replete with the faux-leather, stitched edge look that made it look different when it was announced. Featuring 4 GB of RAM, 16 GB SSD and Exynos 55 octa-core processor (5320 ARM) as leaked, the Samsung Chromebook 2 11.6-inch is clocked at 1.9 GHz in terms of CPU speed.
On the other hand, you can pay a little more, $399 to be exact, to get the Exynos 5 Octa 5800 powered Samsung Chromebook 2 sized at 13-inch. Its available color is titan grey and it packs the same 4 GB RAM and 16 SSD as its smaller version. This one is also slightly more powerful at 2.0 GHz of clock speed.
Samsung US website states that the expected date of shipment is ‘early May 2014’ while Amazon claims it can ship as early as on April 28. Choose whatever retailer you like in the links below and before you leave, let us know if you’re planning on buying the first updated versions of Samsung Chromebook.