The price of Samsung’s flagship Chromebook has been cut in half. It’s priced at $ 549.40 per year at 549.

CES 2021, and the announcements are starting. We launched the Galaxy Chromebook last year, a $ 1,000 premium Chrome OS laptop that felt like a successor.Just like Google, after selling a premium Chromebook valued at $ 1,000 Dollars decided to tone down the premium version in subsequent releases, and today’s Galaxy Chromebook 2 is a cheaper follow-up.


Last year, the Galaxy Chromebook has a 13.3-inch 4K OLED display with headlines. However, this year Samsung hacked and trimmed the datasheet for a cheaper price. Instead of a 4K OLED, we have a 1080p LCD The laptop is slower, thicker and heavier than last year, with less storage space, fewer cameras and less RAM. However, all of those cost cuts have cut the price nearly in half: it now starts at $ 549.


For the first $ 549, get a 13.3-inch 1920 × 1080 (16: 9) LCD touchscreen; a 1.9 GHz, 14 nm, dual-core Intel Celeron 5205U; 4 GB LPDDR3 RAM; 64 GB eMMC storage; and a 45.5 Wh battery. An updated model is available for $ 699 with an Intel Core i3-10110U, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.


The laptop still has an aluminum chassis and comes in either an extremely red color or gray. The laptop is now 13.9 mm thick instead of 9.9 mm last year. The weight increases from 2. 29 pounds to 2.71 pounds. The keyboard is still backlit, there are still stereo speakers, and you still have a 360 ° hinge, Wi-Fi 6, 2 USB-C ports, and expandable MicroSD storage. Unfortunately Samsung removed the


fingerprint sensor You put a camera where? The Galaxy Chromebook 1 tricks have also been removed Last year, the laptop featured a weird second camera on the keyboard deck, not as a terribly positioned nose camera, but as a rear-facing camera in tablet mode, which Allows you to take pictures of the world with a giant 13.3-inch viewfinder. The laptop no longer has a storable stylus. Last year, Samsung basically raided the Galaxy Note’s assembly line and added an identical, foldable S-Pen to the Chromebook 1. There’s only a separate, non-stabilizable USI pen support this year.


The old Chromebook 1 was known for its poor battery life, probably thanks to the 4K OLED display. Hopefully this year’s cost cut is also a return to a decent battery. Last year there were issues with overheating too, and not only is this model thicker, it also has some beefy-looking vents on the back. Hopefully that’s fixed too. The laptop will be coming out sometime in the first quarter of 2021.