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Samsung Chromebook Pro Updated With Backlit Keyboard

By Radu Iorga

Samsung just released a new version of its Chromebook Pro laptop, that has a backlit keyboard. The Chromebook Pro was one of the best Chromebooks launched in 2017 and thus Samsung felt the need to upgrade it.

The 12.3 inch 2400 x 1600 pixel display was much appreciated by buyers and reviewers, but the Core m3 wasn’t exactly top of the line processing gear. At least it was superior to an ARM solution from a Chromebook Plus. One drawback of the device was poor travel of the keys and lack of backlighting. Samsung fixed that on the new model.

Unveiled over the past weekend, the 2018 Samsung Chromebook Pro has simply been listed on the Samsung website, as the “Samsung Chromebook Pro with Backlit Keyboard”. The specs are identical compared to the 2017 model, minus the keyboard of course. We would have expected a newer CPU, maybe more than 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. The price stays $599 though…

The appeal here is that you also get a pretty capable stylus, which is stowable on the device. By the way the device has a rotatable screen (360 degrees), microSD card slot and a 39 Wh battery, which promises 9 hours of functioning.

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Samsung Chromebook Pro Coming on May 28th, Priced at $550

By James A.

The Samsung Chromebook Pro went on preorder last week, after being unveiled as early as last fall. However it’s only today that we learn a bunch of details like the FINAL release date and price, which is $550.

Samsung’s Chromebook Pro will be sold from May 28th and you’ll be to purchase it outright then. The Pro is a higher end version of the Chromebook Plus and it will be able to run Android apps, just like the other new Chromebooks, that have received this feature lately. The notebook uses a 12.3 inch 2400 x 1600 pixel display, respectable for a Chromebook.

We’ve also got 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, a rotating hinge and a built in stylus, that’s supposed to be a selling point. There’s an Intel Core m3 processor inside and a metallic black finish in the mix. There will be a lot of retailers selling the unit, ranging from Amazon to Best Buy, Samsung.com and ShopSamsung.com. This is obviously a Chrome OS laptop and for those of you wondering, the 5 month delay was caused by the implementation of Android app support.

The Chromebook Pro’s Android container runs Android 7.0, without window resizing at launch.

 

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Flagship Samsung Chromebook Pro finally gets a release date: May 28

By Ron Amadeo

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The Samsung Chromebook Pro is finally going to be a real device. Lost in the hubbub of Google I/O Friday, Samsung quietly dropped a press release pegging the device for a May 28 release date.

With the Chromebook Pixel off the market, the all-aluminum, touch-and-pen enabled, Android app-packing Samsung “Chromebook” models were immediately looked to as the flagships of the Chromebook universe. Samsung announced the ARM-powered Chromebook Plus and Intel-powered Chromebook Pro at CES in January, and the Plus saw a reasonable release date the next month. Review units for the faster, Intel-powered Chromebook Pro went out in February, too, but the actual release date remained a mystery.

Now it’s May, and almost five months after the announcement, the Chromebook Pro will finally hit the streets. The reason for the delay is the Android apps on Chrome OS feature. It has been around as a “beta” for some time, but wrapping things up apparently took much longer than Google expected. According to a report from The Verge, the Android on Chrome OS beta will continue into the summer. And while the Chromebook Pro’s Android container will be running Android 7.0, it still won’t support window resizing at launch.

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Samsung Chromebook Pro Now Up for Preorder on Amazon

By James A.

Samsung’s Chromebook Pro has been listed for preorder on Amazon.com, after being unveiled quite some time ago, at CES 2017. The delay was probably caused by the necessary updates or tweaks that should make it run Android apps on Chrome OS.

Google is constantly updating the list of Chrome OS devices able to run Android apps and the Chromebok Pro should be on that list as well. The product which is now available for preorder on Amazon starts shipping on May 28th. This is a pretty light and slim machine, at 0.6 inches and 2.4 pounds, for a 12.3 incher. It comes with a Quad HD touchscreen display with a 3:2 aspect, as well as an Intel processor.

It’s got a full size keyboard, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. The chipset should be an Intel Core m3 and we also get a 720p webcam, WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0. This notebook has a 39 Wh battery and USB Type-C/Thunderbolt (2) connectivity, as well as a microSD card slot. It’s priced at $550 and offers the tablet and notebook experience in one. Samsung also bundles a stylus.

 

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