Intel processor and rear-facing camera for second generation Samsung Chromebook Plus

Intel processor and rear-facing camera for second generation Samsung Chromebook Plus

This year's Chromebook Plus features a 12.2-inch screen with 1080p resolution, while the original model came with a 12.3-inch panel with 2,400 x 1,600 resolution.

Last year's model had a 12.3-inch 3:2 aspect ratio 2400×1600 pixel resolution display but it has been swapped on the V2 for a 12.2-inch 16:10 aspect ratio 1920×1080 pixel resolution display.

Samsung is one of more prolific Chrome OS device makers, and today the company revealed its latest Chromebook hardware.

Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 is placed at a competitive price of $499.99. Samsung hasn't announced pricing or availability for other markets.

Gone is the 2GHz ARM processor of its predecessor which has been replaced by a more powerful Intel Celeron 3965Y that's paired with 4GB of RAM and Intel HD Graphics 615. The Chromebook Plus (V2) is now powered by a lower-end Celeron processor, which should mean that the device will be faster than its predecessor.

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The new Chromebook by Samsung is a 2-in-1 convertible laptop which comes with aluminium, glass and plastic design. Samsung has also added an additional camera, so now you'll have a standard webcam on top of the display, as well as one on the keyboard deck for you to hold up your massive device and snap shots with.

Since it is a Chromebook, it runs on Chrome OS, which comes loaded with lots of apps and access to Google Play Store. It can be used to write a note, sketch out an idea, edit or sign a document, and even to magnify small text and capture carefully cropped screenshots.

Users will have an option to communicate visually with a 1M front-facing camera and a 13M F1.9 rear-facing camera with autofocus.

The design is sleek and comfortable to handle with rounded edges and a curved-cap keyboard built to withstand spills up to 60cc. Connectivity is handled through the two USB-C ports, a single USB 3.0 port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a MicroSD card for up to 400GB of extra storage.

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