Samsung Chromebook Pro Convertible Breaks Cover With Pen Support, 2400x1600 Display

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Chromebooks running Google’s highly versatile Chrome OS operating system are starting to make some inroads in the PC market, and have especially become popular in the education sector due to their attractive pricing. Samsung is expanding its Chromebook lineup with the launch of the Chromebook Pro, which has quite a few high-end features that we don’t typically associate with devices in this class.

Although Samsung hasn’t officially announced the Chromebook Pro, pics and specs for the convertible have already leaked. The 2.3-pound device is equipped with an all-metal body, a 12.3-inch 2400x1600 touch screen display (400 nits brightness, 234 PPI, 3:2 ratio), and features a 360-degree hinge design which allows the screen to fold flat for tablet mode.

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Delving deeper into the Chromebook Pro, we see that it’s powered by a hexa-core ARMv8 processor (dual Cortex A72, quad Cortex A53) which is paired with 4GB of RAM. 32GB of eMMC storage is included and you’ll find the usual connectivity options like 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB-C and perhaps a first for this class: a stylus. The Chromebook Pro’s “PEN” allows you to draw or write on the screen, and even take screen captures using the ArtCanvas app. When it’s not in use, it can be stowed within the Chromebook Pro — out of sight, out of mind.

When it comes to all-important battery life, Samsung says that the Chromebook Pro will last up to 10 hours per charge. And thanks to what Samsung calls the Battery Life Extender, the company guarantees that you will still have up to 70 percent battery capacity after three years of use.

Adorama is already taking pre-orders for the Chromebook Pro with an indicated price of $499. All Chromebook Pro convertibles will come with a one-year subscription to AirDroid, which is a browser-based app that allows you to access files from your Android-based device from your computer.