Samsung today unveiled the new Chromebook Pro and Chromebook Plus at CES 2017 expo in Las Vegas. The two Chromebooks come with a rotating 360-degree hinges and stylus pens. The pen is nicely integrated into Google Keep and Samsung ArtCanvas, which is great for note taking and drawing. This pressure-sensitive pen has got a 0.7mm pen tip. With the rotating 360-degree hinges, users will be able to convert their Chromebook into a tablet-like device by flipping the display all the way back. The Chromebook Pro and Plus is exactly the same. The only difference between them lies in the processor used.
To specify, the new Chromebook and Plus features a full-size keyboards and trackpads, a 12.3-inch 2400×1600 LED touchscreen display, the same amount of RAM with 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and 32GB of internal storage space. Both weigh a little less than 2.5 pounds, and are just below 14mm thick. They both pack a 3.5mm audio jack, and two USB Type-C ports and a media card reader that may make it useful for transferring files across to a phone. They also have a 720p webcam, and stereo speakers. Both Chromebooks inlcude 39Wh battery with up to 8 hours of life, depending on your own personal use.
Speaking of the processor, the Chromebook Pro is powered by an Intel Core M3 Processor 6Y30 with Intel HD graphics, while the Chromebook Plus is powered by a less powerful ARM OP1 hexa-core processor.
The Chromebook Plus will arrive in February for $499 at many major retailers. The Chromebook Pro, meanwhile, will be made available later this spring for an unspecified price. Thanks to a sleek, lightweight design, and impressive specs, the Chromebook Plus and Pro will attract customers’ attention.
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