Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 announced, goes on sale June 24

  • The Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 has been officially announced.
  • The second generation version of this Samsung Chromebook model uses an Intel Celeron processor.
  • It goes on sale June 24 for the price of $499.99.

Samsung is launching a new version of 2017’s Chromebook Plus on June 24 in the U.S. The Chrome OS convertible laptop will be priced at $499.99 and will be available first at Best Buy, in Samsung retail stores and on its website.

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The biggest change between the first Chromebook Plus and the V2 model is that Samsung has chosen to use a faster Intel Celeron 3965Y processor in the new version, along with Intel integrated graphics. The first Chromebook Plus had an ARM-based chip. The 2.93-pound Chromebook Plus V2 also has 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage, along with a microSD card slot for adding up to 400GB of additional storage.

The new Chromebook has a 12.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080, which is actually smaller than the 12.3-inch 2,400 x 1,600 resolution display found on the first Chromebook Plus. The V2 model is still a convertible laptop, allowing owners to flip its screen 360 degrees so it can be used as a touchscreen tablet in addition to a laptop. It comes with its own stylus, along with a 1MP front camera and a 13MP camera that’s placed on the keyboard. When the keyboard is flipped, it can serve as its rear camera.

The Samsung Chromebook Plus V2’s other features include a 39Wh battery, two USB Type-C ports, a USB 3.0 port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Besides running Chrome OS, the new model can also run Android apps from the Google Play Store.

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