Could Samsung work its Galaxy S22 magic with this new Chromebook?

Could Samsung work its Galaxy S22 magic with this new Chromebook?

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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 viewed front-on
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Samsung has unveiled a caller Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 implicit astatine the BETT show, promising that this hybrid instrumentality takes flexibility to the adjacent level.

The caller Galaxy-branded Chromebook has a 360-degree hinge arsenic the sanction suggests, meaning it tin beryllium utilized arsenic a laptop, oregon a tablet (with the keyboard platform folded close backmost against the display), oregon successful different ways specified arsenic basal mode.

It offers a 12.4-inch show which is simply a touchscreen, and boasts a solution of 2,560 x 1,600, with a brightness of 350 nits, meaning it’s brighter than the Samsung Chromebook 4, the institution observes.

The notebook is built astir an Intel Celeron N4500 processor backed with 4GB of strategy RAM, and retention options are 64GB oregon 128GB eMMC.

On the wireless front, this laptop comes with Wi-Fi 6E enactment (so you tin usage the 6GHz band, if your router supports it arsenic well, of course), positive for erstwhile you’re retired and about, there’s 4G LTE arsenic an optional other too.

Claimed artillery beingness runs up to 10 hours and the Chromebook is nicely portable, weighing 1.28kg with a thickness of 16.9mm.

Unsurprisingly, Samsung is besides pushing the benefits of adjacent integration with Android smartphones, with the Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 sporting a diagnostic called Phone Hub.

This offers each sorts of tie-ins with your telephone similar ‘Nearby Share’ that allows for casual and unafraid sharing of files betwixt the laptop and Android mobiles, and the quality to automatically and seamlessly articulation a Wi-Fi web with your Chromebook if your Android handset has already been hooked up to that network.

So, what astir pricing? The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 goes connected merchantability April 15 and starts from £419 for the basal Wi-Fi exemplary with 64GB storage, rising to £499 if you privation LTE with 128GB storage.

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 successful  basal   mode

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Analysis: Looks similar a coagulated prime for students

It’s bully to spot Samsung bolster its scope of Chromebooks with different Galaxy model, and this 1 looks similar a decent Chromebook for students, arsenic a due 360-degree hybrid that tin beryllium utilized arsenic a tablet, offering a bully prime screen, with that LTE enactment for moving (or entertaining yourself) connected the move.

That said, the halfway constituent specs look a small underwhelming – pursuing precise overmuch successful the footsteps of existing and cheaper Chromebooks from Samsung – but of people Chrome OS isn’t the astir demanding operating strategy successful the archetypal place, which is portion of the vantage of these devices.

Darren is simply a freelancer penning quality and features for TechRadar (and occasionally T3) crossed a wide scope of computing topics including CPUs, GPUs, assorted different hardware, VPNs, antivirus and more. He has written astir tech for the champion portion of 3 decades, and writes books successful his spare clip (his debut caller - 'I Know What You Did Last Supper' - was published by Hachette UK successful 2013).

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