The Samsung Chromebook Pro is the next mobile device that is being prepared by the folks over at Samsung. Chrome Unboxed revealed this in an exclusive report, taking the first look at the brand new Samsung Chromebook Pro. This will be an Chrome OS-powered hybrid device, bringing together both laptop and tablet devices in a single form factor.
In the past, there has been rumors about the Samsung Chromebook Pro, where it has been referred to as "Kevin". Looks like it is now time to put those rumors to rest, and the Samsung Chromebook Pro is apparently available for pre-order on Adorama if you are interested in picking one up for yourself (as at press time, the listing has been taken down). I would imagine that there will be a great amount of consternation among the masses for the Samsung Chromebook Pro, especially when they take into consideration Samsung’s recent woes with the Galaxy Note 7, whose production has already stopped in view of the exploding battery fiasco.
The description of the Samsung Chromebook Pro by Chrome Unboxed points to it being simply beautiful, and it would not be surprising if Samsung puts the Galaxy Note 7 episode behind them by releasing this particular device later this fall.
How much will the Samsung Chromebook Pro cost? We are looking at an asking price of $499, where it will arrive with a 12.3-inch touch screen with a 360-degree hinge. This unique hinge allows the Samsung Chromebook Pro to live up to its hybrid label, where it can function as a laptop as and when required, and double up as a tablet when conditions are more cramped. Not only that, there is a 2GHz hexa-core processor that runs proceedings from within, accompanied by 32GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM.
Certainly 32GB of internal storage can be rather difficult to accept, what with our smartphones these days already coming with 64GB and 128GB internal memory as standard. It would certainly be a shame with that being the case, but thankfully the Samsung Chromebook Pro will sport a SD memory card slot for expansion purposes
The Chromebook Pro will arrive in a full metal shell, where at its thickest point, it measures all of just 0.55 inches. Apart from that, it comes with a 2,400 x 1,600 resolution (2k) display, alongside a battery life of up to 10 hours on a full charge. There is also a stylus thrown into the mix, and it looks like Samsung has decided to ditch the S Pen name -- simply referring to it as the Pen. It marks the first time a Samsung Chromebook sports a stylus, which does jive with the latest developments where Android apps are now integrated into Chrome OS.
The Samsung Chromebook Pro is also said to arrive with a pre-installed version of the ArtCanvas app in the now removed landing page, but thanks to the wonders of cache, the Internet has a memory now. There is no exact release date attached to the Chromebook Pro, but a B&H listing of the hybrid device points to an October 24 release date -- which is no longer mentioned. We will just have to sit tight and be patient in this case.