Typically the most popular Chromebooks are the ones that cost just a few hundred dollars. Nevertheless, there are many premium options for the Chrome OS diehard, and Samsung delivered the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook at CES 2020, a $999 laptop that is clearly the best Chromebook you can buy this year.
What’s so great about the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook? Begin with the specs. This super-thin (0.55-inch) machine packs a processor Intel 10th-Gen i5-10210U. U-series Intel chips are not often found on Chrome OS laptops, with the C630 workhorse from Lenovo being one of the only options that come to mind.
The Galaxy Chromebook also packs 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD to ensure a fast experience. Also on the sides of the machine there is a 50Wh battery, two USB-C ports, a microSD card slot, and dual speakers. Samsung also included a fingerprint sensor, 1MP webcam and an 8MP camera “world-facing.”
The S Pen, which docks directly into the Chromebook and facilitates quick note-taking functions, should not be forgotten too.
Nonetheless, this machine’s real highlight is its show. There is a 13.3-inch AMOLED display on the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook, which is, of course, a touch screen. It also sits on a2-in-1 device so that the machine can be used as a tablet. It should work better than other2-in-1 Chromebooks, due to its ultra-thin design.
Notably, this is the first AMOLED display to date on a Chromebook and, frankly, in person it looks great.
In our hands-on first impressions, you can learn more about the Galaxy Chromebook. As mentioned for both the “Fiesta Red” and “Mercury Gray” color variants, pricing lands at $999. Samsung’s Chromebook Galaxy is released in Q1 2020.