Samsung reveals 11.6-inch, 13.3-inch Chromebook 2 Series notebooks from $320

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Light on cash? Need a notebook? Are your computing needs basic? If you’re thinking spurning a Windows-based laptop and going the Chromebook route, Samsung just announced two new Chromebooks that you might want to check out.

Samsung just revealed the Chromebook 2 Series notebooks, both of which are both well under $500 and run Google’s Chrome OS. The Samsung Chromebook 2 Series will be offered in two sizes: 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch.

Featuring a stitched leather design heavily borrowed from Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 smartphone, the 11.6-inch Samsung Chromebook 2 Series features a 1366×768 display, is powered by a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor clocked at 1.9GHz and weighs 2.43 pounds. Meanwhile, the 13.3-inch model bumps the display’s resolution up to 1920×1080 and includes the same CPU as the 11.6-incher, with the sole difference being 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 Series will include a 16GB SSD, 4GB of RAM and a 720p webcam. Both will include the same ports as well: one HDMI connection, one USB 3.0, one USB 2.0, a 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 will be available in Jet Black and Classic White, while the 13.3-inch variant will only ship in Luminous Titan Gray. The former will be priced at $319.99, while the latter will run you $399.99. Samsung expects to begin shipping the Samsung Chromebook 2 Series next month, though an exact release date has yet to be revealed. 

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