Samsung’s Chromebook Plus Gets Updated w/ Better Specs and More Ports

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There's also a 1MP front-facing camera for video calls and a 13MP camera next to the keyboard that can act as a rear-camera when using the Chromebook Plus V2 in tablet mode. The laptop features a 12.2-inch Full HD touch-screen display with a screen resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels and 300 nits of brightness. Samsung's latest is yet another option for those seeking a "premium" Chromebook experience. The new device will be made available in the USA starting June 24 across Best Buy stores and at a starting price of $499.99. Samsung says the new 2-in-1 convertible Chromebook is a light-weight and thin device which can be easily taken anywhere.

On the hardware front, the ARM-based OP1 processor has been replaced by a beefier x86-64 processor. It works in conjunction with Intel HD Graphics 615 alongside 4GB of RAM and 32GB of local storage. Since this is the world of capturing pictures and communicating more via creative expressions, the Chromebook Plus V2 is packed with a rear camera. The previous model had a 3:2 aspect ratio with a 2400 x 1600 resolution, and was one of our favorite parts of the old version.

Chrome OS devices started getting access to Android Apps from Google's Play Store a couple years ago, and some Chromebooks have been steadily blurring the line between the two operating systems ever since.

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The new Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 doesn't change much when it comes to the overall look of the machine, but it makes a ton of subtle improvements all over the place.

The keyboard can withstand spills up to 60cc, and the rounded edges claim to offer users a "comfortable grip whether it's being used as a notebook or a tablet". The stylus is battery-free and hence the owner can use it to precisely crop a picture, sign a document, edit an idea or even zoom in small text. Power is provided over USB-C-there are two ports-and the device also provides a single full-sized USB 3.0 port and a microSD card reader.