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Samsung has certainly made its share ofover the years, but nothing quite as swanky as its upcoming Galaxy Chromebook. Built from aluminum and only 0.4 inch (9.9mm) thick, the $1,000 13.3-inch two-in-one weighs just 2.2 pounds (1 kg) and features a 4K UHD-resolution AMOLED display — a first for Samsung. The electronics giant says it will even support the standard with a software update sometime after its launch in the first quarter of 2020.
And it’s not just the display and design that stand out here. It sounds like it’ll be filled with everything that you’d find in a current ultraportable Windows laptop, so you can take full advantage of Chrome and Android apps.
- 10th-gen Intel Core i5 processor
- Integrated Intel UHD graphics
- Up to 16GB of memory
- Up to 1TB SSD storage
Plus, the pen-enabled device (yes, the pen’s included) was co-engineered with Intel for its, so it should give you an instant-on experience like a phone, with great battery life, fast charging and consistent performance whether or not it’s plugged in.
Though the category is maturing and growing, Chromebooks are still trying to break away from the image of being cheap, clunky, commodity laptops. It will be models like the, , and the Galaxy Chromebook that will change that perception.