For compact laptops preloadedChrome operating system one of the main characteristics is the low price, with which the name of this class of computers is associated with the consumer - chromebooks. Nevertheless, Samsung and ASUS models dispelled the myth of budget chromebooks by launching models ranging from $ 800 to $ 1,000 on the market.
For the first time Samsung Galaxy Chromebook and ASUSThe Flip Chromebook (C436) was presented at CES 2020 in Las Vegas in January this year, at one of the last events before the pandemic, which translated all the presentations online. Both models hit the consumer market only now.
Samsung Corporation Launches Laptop MarketSamsung Galaxy Chromebook, the design of which, in accordance with the device belonging to the Galaxy class, is made in a premium style. Also, the laptop has fairly high specifications. In accordance with the certificate issued by the Galaxy Chromebook, the laptop complies with the Intel Project Athena standard, which continues the ideas brought by the Ultrabook project. Samsung Galaxy Chromebook price of $ 1,000, brings the laptop to the level of expensive devices with Windows 10 and new models of the basic configuration of MacBook Air.
Performed in a transforming form factorSamsung Galaxy Chromebook supports the stylus included in the basic package. The device receives an OLED 4K UHD screen with a diagonal of 13.3 inches. Traditionally for modern laptops, the Galaxy Chromebook has minimized frames that do not exceed 3.9 mm.
Galaxy Chromebook hardware runs onThe 4-core Core i5-10210U processor has 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. You can expand the memory using the microSD slot. There are also two USB-C connectors, one 3.5 mm headphone port, two cameras with a resolution of 1 and 8 megapixels.
Galaxy Chromebook offlineprovided by a battery capacity of 47.9 Wh • h and will allow you to work without recharging up to 8.4 hours. The thickness of the metal housing is 9.9 mm. Overall dimensions 302.8 x 203.2 x 9.9 mm. The consumer will receive Samsung’s Chromebook in two colors: Fiesta Red and Mercury Gray.
ASUS Chromebook Flip Chromebook(C436) receives a magnesium alloy housing and also belongs to the class of transformers. In addition, the Flip Chromebook, as well as its competitor, has a certificate of the Intel Project Athena project. An important advantage over Samsung's competitor for the ASUS laptop is the price, which is $ 200 lower and only $ 800.
The ASUS Flip Chromebook (C436) has14-inch touchscreen display (1920x1080) with 100% coverage of the sRGB color space, support for working with the stylus. The hardware of the ASUS computer runs on the 10th generation Intel Core (up to the Core i7-10510U), receives, depending on the configuration, 8 or 16 GB of RAM and an SSD drive up to 512 GB.
ASUS Chromebook also includes Wi-Fi modules6 (802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.0, a microSD slot, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C connectors and an HD camera. The battery provides operation for 12 hours without recharging. Overall dimensions are 319.54x205.3x13.76 mm and weight is 1.09 kg.