Samsung’s newest Chrome OS laptop computer, the Galaxy Chromebook 2, is now available for purchase at Best Buy. The Chromebook 2 was first introduced at CES in January and contains a new QLED show, 360-degree hinge, and a placing pink paint job. It begins at $549.99 for a Celeron mannequin and goes as much as $699.99 for a Core i3 model, placing it on the increased finish of Chromebooks.
That worth is essentially the most vital factor concerning the Chromebook 2 as a result of it’s significantly lower than the Galaxy Chromebook that debuted a yr in the past. The older Chromebook had an 4K OLED display screen and got here with a stylus — neither of which you’ll high-quality with the brand new mannequin — but it surely additionally value slightly below $1,000 when it got here out. In our overview, we discovered regardless of the attractive display screen and placing paint job, the unique Galaxy Chromebook didn’t justify its value, significantly due to abysmal battery life.
We’ve yet to put the new Chromebook 2 through its paces, but we did get to see the machine in person back in January and it certainly seems like it will be competent. The QLED screen isn’t quite up to the marks of the OLED panel, but you’d be hard-pressed to notice without putting them side-by-side, and the rest of the Chromebook 2’s fit and finish are appropriate for the price Samsung is asking. Importantly, it still comes in that amazing red color, as well. You might notice the extra weight — the Chromebook 2 is about half a pound heavier — but it still falls under three pounds total and should be easily portable.
We will have a full review of the Chromebook 2 in the near future, but if you don’t want to wait and grab one yourself, you might be able to find one in stock at your local Best Buy right now. Let’s just hope Samsung improved the battery life over last time.