Samsung 11.6-inch, 13.3-inch Chromebook 2 notebooks now available for pre-order

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If you’re in the market for a new notebook computer, but would prefer to refrain from dropping a large sum of cash on one, you might want to check out Samsung’s Chromebook 2 notebooks. The company announced that they are available for pre-order right now.

The Chromebook 2 series sports a stitched leather finish borrowed from Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. The 11.6-inch model includes a 1366×768 screen, a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor clocked at 1.9GHz, and weighs 2.43 pounds. Meanwhile, the 13.3-inch unit bumps the display’s resolution up to 1920×1080, and includes the same CPU as the 11.6-inch Chromebook 2. However, the larger Chromebook 2’s processor does benefit from a higher clock speed (2.1GHz). The 13.3-inch version will weigh 3.09 pounds.

Both the 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch Samsung Chromebook 2 laptops will include a 16GB SSD, 4GB of RAM, a 720p webcam and run Chrome OS, Google’s desktop operating system. They will also both include one HDMI port, a USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 connector, a memory card reader and audio/mic jacks. The 11.6-inch Samsung Chromebook 2 Series’ battery life is rated at “up to” 8 hours, while the larger unit has a rated battery life of “up to” 8.5 hours. The 11.6-inch model wears dimensions of 11.40 x 8.06 and 0.66-inches, while the 13.3-inch version sports measurements of 12.72 x 8.80 x 0.65-inches. Either way, Samsung’s new Chromebook 2 laptops are sure to be easy to carry around.

The 11.6-inch model will be available in Jet Black and Classic White, while the 13.3-inch variant ships in Luminous Titan Gray only. As we mentioned, these Chromebooks won’t cost you much. The 11.6-inch Chromebook 2 will run you $319.99, while the 13.3-inch version will set you back $399.99.

The 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch Chromebook 2 can be pre-ordered directly from Samsung right now, though we could only find a pre-order page for the latter on Amazon. While Samsung continues to keep an exact release date for the Chromebook 2 under wraps, they say that they will hit the market sometime this month. However, Amazon’s pre-order page for the 13.3-inch Samsung Chromebook 2 indicates an April 28 release date, but that could merely be a placeholder date.

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