For Chrome OS and Android App Enthusiasts
The giant Samsung has announced its Chromebook Plus (V2), a 12.2-inch convertible laptop that he says puts "productivity and entertainment within the reach of the consumer." He will have the difficult task of succeeding the first generation Chromebook Plus model from the South Korean manufacturer. Its commercialization should start on June 24th.
Chromebooks are cheap computers that target users who work mostly online. These devices have met with great success in the educational environment, particularly in North America. But the potential markets for Chrome OS-based machines and their worldwide distribution remained, however, still limited.
To induce the adoption of these devices on a larger scale in new niches with high potential, the firm of Mountain View decided to tackle the specific market of companies by launching, last year, its service of Chrome Enterprise subscription. It was introduced as an evolution of Google's "Chromebooks for Work" program, which would have more tools dedicated to the business environment.
The subsidiary Alphabet seeks to quickly popularize its Chromebooks and relies in particular on its many partners manufacturers (including Samsung) to get there. Note in passing that it will be possible to launch Android apps from Chrome OS on this new Samsung Chromebook.
Regarding the technical specifications of the device, it can be noted the presence of a stylus for the interactions between the user and the OS through the touch screen. The screen, for its part, would be in 16/10 format and offer a Full HD definition. Connectivity side, there is a headphone jack, a Micro SD card reader, a USB 3.0 port and two type-C USB ports.
The Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2) comes with 4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, Intel Celeron 3965Y ultra low power processor (Kaby Lake, 14nm, 1.5GHz, 2MB cache, HD GPU) 615) a 1 megapixel front camera on the screen and a second 13 megapixel camera (still on the front side, but this time on the keyboard).