Skip to main content

Samsung launches the $999 Galaxy Chromebook with a 4K AMOLED display

Samsung launched a new series of laptops in 2019, starting with Galaxy Book S and the Galaxy Book Flex. But at CES 2020, Samsung is building on this line of premium laptops with the Galaxy Chromebook, a high-end Chromebook meant to compete with the likes of the Google Pixelbook.

The new Galaxy Chromebook takes the best from Samsung’s past Windows and Chrome OS devices and combines it into a modern and premium 2-in-1. At just 2.27 pounds, it is an ultra-lightweight device that Samsung claims is also the thinnest Chromebook ever created.

This all means the device sports a 13.3-inch AMOLED 4K display, framed by super-thin bezels. It’s the first Chromebook with this high-quality of a display. More than that, it’s one of the few 13-inch laptops that offer an OLED panel.

It also has support for a built-in Samsung Pen stylus, which slots right into the side of the chassis. Next to the slot is a headphone jack, two USB-C ports, a Micro SD card slot, a volume rocker, and a speaker grille. A second camera is built into the top of the keyboard deck to take photos when in tablet mode, while a fingerprint scanner is built into the power button.

The device comes in a striking red color, which is sure to help users stand out at a coffee shop. A silver option is also available, and both are made out of aluminum.

“Samsung is a leader in the premium Chromebook market, and now it’s offering a new, elevated experience for users who thrive on the Chrome OS—Galaxy Chromebook,” said Samsung in a press release.

The Galaxy Chromebook is also the first Chromebook to use Intel’s 10th-gen processors. These are the slightly older Comet Lake U-series processors, though Samsung says they are operating completely with out fans. At launch, the device will be sold in just a single configuration, which includes the Core i5, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD for $999.

Samsung hasn’t announced an official launch date yet, but it should be available sometime in the first half of 2020.

Editors' Recommendations

Arif Bacchus
Arif Bacchus is a native New Yorker and a fan of all things technology. Arif works as a freelance writer at Digital Trends…
Rumored Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 2 ​may launch at MWC
samsung galaxy book pro leak reveals mwc 2022 device 2 360 02

Recent leaks have surfaced to reveal that Samsung might reveal a convertible laptop that will likely be called the Galaxy Book Pro 2 360 during Mobile World Congress (MWC) next week.

Popular leaker @OnLeaks and the publication GizNext have collaborated to share factory schematics renders of a device that was discovered under the code name 'mars 2." As the original Galaxy Book Pro 360 was code-named 'mars,' the sources expect that the upcoming device will be a successor to it. However, the Galaxy Book Pro 2 360 name has yet to be confirmed.

Read more
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 update focuses on holistic wellness
Woman wearing Galaxy Watch Active 2

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 fans are getting a treat this week, with a new update that adds enhanced health and wellness features aimed at helping folks stay fit and reach all their goals.

This includes advanced interval training features for building custom workouts, a new sleep coaching program, and new insights for a better understanding of body composition.

Read more
Latest Samsung Galaxy A53 leaks point toward imminent launch
A render of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A53 with its quad camera array and large display.

Samsung’s upcoming midrange Galaxy A53 has been part of the rumor mills for quite some time now. Now today, Indian tech blog 91Mobiles posted what it claims are the first live images of the Samsung Galaxy A53. The photos corroborate what we already knew about the design, and the device appears to get a quad rear camera array, quite similar to the one we saw on its predecessor.

In November 2021, we reported about the device getting a significant upgrade in the looks department over its predecessor -- the Galaxy A52. A month later, reports emerged about the phone probably coming in separate Snapdragon and Exynos variants. Today, we have come across additional information surrounding the A53 that seems to indicate the launch of this device is just around the corner.
Specs revealed
In a separate leak, folks at MySmartPrice managed to find references to the Galaxy A53 on Chinese certification platform 3C. On the website, the Galaxy A53 is referred to by its internal code name, SM-A5360. In the past, we already reported about the existence of three distinct variants of the Galaxy A53 bearing model numbers SM-A536U, SM-A536B, and SM-A536E -- the SM-A5360 is now the latest addition. The 3C listing also indicates the likelihood of Samsung shipping the phone with a 15-watt charger even though the device is rumored to support 25W fast charging.

Read more