The first-generation Chromebook Galaxy didn’t quite set the world on fire, even with its bright red paint job. Despite being sleek and stylish and its 13.3-inch AMOLED 4K touchscreen is stunning, the paltry battery life in early reviews made it a constant target for discounts. If you can live with short battery life, Samsung is selling it today for the lowest price I’ve ever seen before: Just $ 499.
That’s half the original retail price and hundreds less than what we’ve seen so far for the model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. It is powered by a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor (a nice step up from most Chromebooks) and features a reversible hinge, dual USB-C ports, a stylus pen with built-in compartment, microSD card slot and fingerprint. the sensor is built into the power button. It even has an optional webcam on the keyboard if you want tablet-style photography. Samsung sells this new unit with an all-aluminum body in Fiesta Red or (if you’re bored) Mercury Gray.
Samsung replaced this model with the Galaxy Chromebook 2 in 2021, ditching the expensive AMOLED display for the 1080p QLED screen and Celeron or i3 processor. It’s a much cheaper and more practical design and probably sells much better as these trade-offs (and a more massive chassis) resulted in much better battery life. But if you’re still craving the stylish luxury of an original design, you can hardly find one from a mainstream seller for much longer.