Samsung Chromebook 2 Now Also with Intel Processor




/ 5 years ago

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Samsung has just launched their newest Chromebook 2 model and this time it features an Intel processor. The new XE500C12-K01 is powered by an Intel Celeron N2840 processor running at 2.16GHz and a boost up to 2.58GHz. The CPU has 1MB L2 cache.

The LCD display is 11.6-inch LED HD and has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and a brightness of 200nit. The anti-reflective technology helps to prevent glare and allow for usage both inside and outside.

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Just like the other Chromebooks, this Intel model has 2GB DDR3 system memory running at 1600 MHz and a 16GB eMMC storage module. The graphics are covered by the CPU-integrated Intel HD Graphics that shares the memory with the rest of the system. The stereo 2 watts speakers, built-in microphone and the 720p webcam makes the Chromebook perfect for video chats with Google Hangouts for example.

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The Intel Chromebook 2 has the latest 802.11ac wireless LAN powered by the Intel Wireless-AC 7260 card with 2 x 2 antennas and built-in Bluetooth 4.0. Physical connections are covered by an HDMI port for the video signal, headphone out and microphone in for a headset and one of each USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports. It also features a Micro SD card reader for additional storage.

The AC adapter is only 26 watts and the Chromebook itself is powered by a 2 cell Li-Po battery with 4080mAh. Depending on the working scenario it can provide up to 9 hours battery life for the long work sessions on the go.

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The build is nearly seamless and it has a strong metal from top to bottom of the device to make it as sturdy as possible. It isn’t much bigger than a sheet of A4 paper with its measurements of 289.6 x 204.8 x 16.8mm and the weight of just 1.2 kilo makes it highly portable. The keyboard is ergonomically designed with curved keys that are said to allow for a more comfortable and faster typing experience.

It comes with a 1-year warranty and it is running Chrome OS, of course. US customers can pre-order it on Samsung’s own site for an MSRP of $249.99 while it will be widely available through the week of October 20, 2014.

Thank you Samsung for providing us with this information

Images courtesy of Samsung



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