Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 Gains Productivity Boosting LTE Connectivity Option
The new model is simply called the Chromebook Plus V2 (LTE), and makes use of an unspecified Intel LTE modem. No other specs change with the addition of LTE, but the price of entry does increase from $499 to $599.
That means that you'll still get a 12.2-inch Full HD touch screen display (300 nits), a Kaby Lake-based Intel Celeron 3965Y dual-core processor running at 1.5GHz (6W TDP), along with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The 2-in-1 form-factor of course means that you can use the Chromebook Plus V2 (LTE) as a tablet, as a notebook, or various positions in between including stand mode. A stylus is included allowing you to write and draw on the screen, which is perfect for students taking notes in class.
The Chromebook Plus V2 (LTE) won't break your back either, as it weighs just 2.93 pounds allowing it to easily slip into a backpack or briefcase. Two USB-C ports are along for the ride, as is a single USB 3.0 port giving you the best of both worlds (take note, Microsoft). There's also a microSD port, dual cameras (1MP up front, 13MP embedded the keyboard deck), stereo speakers, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Finally, there's a 39 WHr battery running the show, which is rated for "all day" runtimes.
Samsung says that the Chromebook Plus V2 (LTE) will be available starting November 2nd directly from Samsung.com, Best Buy or Verizon Wireless stores.