Debuting as part of Samsung’s product line at CES 2021, the Galaxy Chromebook 2 looks more like a prequel to the original laptop rather than present successor. This is mainly due to the fact that Samsung had to cut the starting price slightly to cut the starting price by almost half to $ 549 this year. More than a month after it opened, the convertible Chromebook finally has a US release date and is slated for a March 1st release.
As a reminder, the Galaxy Chromebook 2 has more modest internals and display features than its predecessor. You can set up a device with an Intel Celeron or Core i3 processor, and the 13.3-inch 1080p QLED display is our new default screen option (up from last year’s 4K OLED). While you can still use a USI stylus on this touchscreen, Samsung doesn’t ship one at this time.
Pre-orders are already running at Best Buy and Samsung’s own website and will run until February 28, with both Mercury Gray and eye-catching Fiesta Red available. The base Celeron model gives you 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage for $ 549, while the i3 variant with double the RAM and storage costs $ 699. Samsung is funding the bank with $ 50 in store credits by the end of this month and $ 30 for orders placed between March 1st and March 14th.