- 11.6″ or 13.3″ display
- 0.66 inches thin and 2.43 lbs
- 100 GB of Google Drive free for 2 years
- Up to 8.5 hours of use
- Boots up in seconds
This 11.6″ (the Samsung Chromebook 2 also comes in a 13.3″ model if you are looking for something bigger) Samsung Chromebook 2 is a very nice looking laptop. With a texture like the Galaxy Note 3, the lid of this laptop makes use of a faux-leather finish with a “stitched” lining, it feels very nice and has a great look. Samsung has really stepped up its game in terms of build quality. While the Chromebook 1 felt squishy and hollow – the Chromebook 2 gives off a great vibe, despite the relatively low price tag (under $300 for the 11″).
The Chromebook 2 is running a 1.6 GHz Exynos CPU. Powerful enough to run many tabs at once – more like a laptop you’re used to. Battery life is touted at 7 hours and 50 minutes, which are gained by leveraging a 16 Gig SSD Hard Drive and 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM of battery sipping memory.
The screen is not perfect – you will have to angle it to get the best picture. The keyboard is similar to what you’ll find on pricier Windows laptops – its the chiclet-style that is popular. They are spaced well and have a good amount of “push” to them. The sturdy panel underneath holds up well against fast typing. A single trackpad with no real buttons – but that is also very common with today notebooks and laptops.
“The Samsung Chromebook 2 seems to have it all: powerful processor, more memory (4GB vs. 2GB on other brands) and new design.”
“The build quality of this machine is fantastic considering it’s price…..and it was evident the minute I opened the box and lifted it out. The solidity of it is just amazing. It feels far more expensive than it really is….okay, I’m impressed with the build.”
Not sure – check out our Best Chromebooks post.