Google’s Pixelbook line has lengthy been the super-premium choice for Chromebook customers, however at CES 2020 Samsung is hoping to muscle into that area of interest market. The corporate introduced a brand new high-end laptop computer it’s christened the Galaxy Chromebook, to match the best branding for Samsung telephones and tablets.
The convertible laptop computer appears to be like quite a bit like a Pixelbook, in every little thing besides coloration: Samsung’s providing it in an attention grabbing blazing purple. (Cameron is already drooling.) For those who don’t need to draw admiring gazes from everybody on the boardroom, it additionally is available in a extra sedated gray. Specs are excessive to match: they high out at 16GB of RAM and a capacious 1TB storage (who’s utilizing that on a Chromebook?) with a mobile-style fingerprint reader.
However the spotlight of the spec web page needs to be the display screen. Not solely is it a 13.3″ 4K panel, already a rarity within the budget-focused Chromebook market, however it’s additionally AMOLED. That perfect-black display screen expertise is extra sometimes reserved for telephones and ultra-high-end TVs, and the Galaxy Chromebook is the primary Chromebook to function an OLED display screen panel. There’s one other, smaller function that’s attention-grabbing: a eight megapixel webcam sitting on the keyboard deck. The thought is that you should use it as a regular pill digital camera when the convertible is folded again in pill mode.
If that appears bizarre, contemplate that Samsung can also be positioning this as an ultra-premium pill, full with Samsung’s suite of cellular apps making the most of Chrome’s potential to run Android purposes. It additionally features a stowed stylus, no further buy vital (as is the case on Microsoft and Google merchandise on this class).
The Galaxy Chromebook is scheduled to go on sale within the first quarter of 2020, beginning at $1000. Count on costs to go up shortly for the configurations with higher processors and extra RAM and storage.