Samsung Chromebook 2 Series ready to offer cheap computing on the move

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The netbook was a pretty interesting fad, although the amount of time it spent in the market did not really manage to make an impact. I suppose the birth of tablets as well as Ultrabooks more or less killed off the netbook since folks did not really see any need for it to exist, not to mention the relatively paltry computing power available. Well, Chromebooks are a different matter altogether, and they do seem to have a whole lot more staying power compared to the netbook. In fact, it will be announced later today the new Chromebook 2 Series that will arrive in a couple of models – the 11.6” and 13.3” Samsung Chromebook 2 Series, where either device will continue from where the popular Samsung Chromebook line left off, bringing along with it faster performance, a longer battery life as well as a slim, light build that has been specially enhanced by a durable textured lid and elegant stitched design.

Apart from that, this 13.3” Samsung Chromebook 2 will also come with a Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution display, which should go some way in helping users enjoy vibrant visuals whenever they work, teach and learn, and be entertained. It was not surprising that Samsung ended up as the leading Chromebook brand in the U.S. last year, making up over 60% of the overall market share, at least according to NPD.

The Samsung Chromebook 2 Series is highly efficient, taking less than a second to wake up, and if you were to cold boot it, it requires less than ten seconds to be in fully working order. Not only that, the energy-efficient Exynos 5 Octa processors underneath the hood would pave the way for effortless multitasking and rapid rendering of graphics and videos. Accompanied by a 250nit brightness display on the 13.3” model, it has also been optimized for Google+ Hangouts messaging and video calling. Not only that, you will be able to enjoy up to 8.5 hours of battery life for the Chromebook 2.

Expect the Samsung Chromebook 2 to be available from April onward, with the 11.6” and 13.3” models retailing for $319.99 and $399.99, respectively.

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