Well, Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 is kind of the deceptive name of a $549.99 laptop of Samsung. The new notebook of Samsung is the second device to receive the name “Samsung Galaxy Chromebook”. However, it’s not the Galaxy Chromebook’s successor as Samsung didn’t add new advanced features on the device.
Moreover, it has removed a few advanced features of the Galaxy Chromebook from Chromebook 2. But the exterior design of the Chromebook 2 is quite similar to Chromebook. Consider the new Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 a regular class notebook with average features.
The Galaxy Chromebook 2 will release in the first half of the year 2021. It’s not a successor but a predecessor when we talk about hardware. Chromebook 2 has a less powerful processor and low display screen compared to the Chromebook.
Difference Between Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 and Samsung Galaxy Chromebook
Features that have made Galaxy Chromebook stand out like the AMOLED screen and stylus have been removed from the Chromebook 2. Chromebook 2 is not a fancy and high-tech laptop, moreover, it’s a regular class Chromebook.
The exterior design of Galaxy Chromebook 2 somewhat looks like Galaxy Chromebook. It’s because of the colour. The Chromebook 2 is of fiesta red that looks bright orange or red based on the lightning. Users should look for interior features more before spending their money on the gadget. Chromebook 2 might look like Chromebook but doesn’t holds the same quality just like Chromebook.
The Chromebook 2 is heavier than Samsung Galaxy Chromebook. The Galaxy Chromebook was 2.29 pounds and 0.38 inches thick, while Galaxy Chromebook 2 is 2.71 pounds and 0.55 inches thick. Indeed, Chromebook was lighter and slimmer than Chromebook 2.
The second primary change in the Chromebook 2 is – screen. The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook has a 4K AMOLED panel on any Chromebook for the first time. You can say it has a gorgeous screen with a great display. The original and full HD display of the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook makes it unique among other Chromebooks.
You won’t find it in the Chromebook 2. It has a QLED screen of an FHD (1920 X 1080). They may sound same but, QLED panels are not OLED panels. They work on Samsung’s quantum dot technology and are LED-backlit LCD screens. There will not be any natural contrast and black that you can find on OLED easily.
It doesn’t reduce screen quality. Moreover, Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 is the first Chromebook with a QLED display feature. According to Samsung, it has the ability to produce billions of different colours. Besides this, the Chromebook 2 has good audio sound quality, fills the big testing area.
There are other features of Chromebook that are missing in the Chromebook 2. There is no keyboard deck camera, fingerprint sensor, or built-in stylus. But it looks quite cool to have all these features.
What inside the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2?
The Chromebook 2 has a $549.99 base model consists of 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and an Intel Celeron 5205U. The $699.99 model includes 8GB RAM, 128 GB storage, and Intel Core i3-10110U. Both the configurations have a micro-SD slot, two C-type USB ports, a combo jack of microphone/headphone, and a 720p web camera.
Chromebook 2 has a Core i3 processor which is low grade from Chromebook (Corei5 -10210U). But the thing is that there is no such difference in the performance of both the processors.
Well, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 $699 configuration will be a great deal with good storage and an i3 processor.
You might avoid buying a Chromebook because of its battery pack. Undoubtedly, it has excellent features, but the battery of the Chromebook only lasts for 20 minutes. No matter how many advanced features Chromebook has, I don’t think anyone would spend $999 on a device that doesn’t last for 5 hours. There are numerous options to spend your money.
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 doesn’t have a great battery. It’s somewhat like the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook. You can say the battery of Chromebook 2 may last two-three minutes more than Chromebook.
Samsung has designed a bright and bold device with the Galaxy Chromebook. Moreover, it has the Chrome OS-like magic, that has never seen before in gadgets. Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is indeed one of the best devices of the company.
The Chromebook 2 is not designed to target the new segment of users to push a smart Chromebook’s boundaries. But yes, users can spend $549 or $649 to buy Chromebook 2 as it’s beautifully built without flaws and doesn’t need any extra fancy stuff.
Samsung is at least trying to build meaningful stuff at an affordable price range. Hope after reading the above article readers won’t expect battery performance from Chromebook as it doesn’t have any advanced features like Chromebook.
Let’s see how the new venture of Samsung goes.