Today, Samsung announced its new iteration of its Chromebook Plus laptop, the V2. Like last year's model, the device is a convertible with a 360-degree hinge, and it has a built-in S Pen. It even comes with 4GB RAM and 32GB of on-board storage.
The 12.2-inch screen seems to be a downgrade, coming in at 1920x1080 instead of last year's 2400x1600. This should improve battery life though, as the PC now comes with an Intel Celeron 3965Y processor, rather than the ARM chip that we saw in the original model.
"Today’s consumers want to be able to maximize their communication while also expressing their creativity wherever they are, and the new Samsung Chromebook Plus fulfills that need," said Alanna Cotton, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Samsung Electronics America. "For those who choose Chrome OS, we wanted to give them a lot of reasons to choose the new Samsung Chromebook Plus, as it is designed especially for people who never stop moving, to match their pace and magnify their creativity."
The Chromebook Plus (V2) includes a curved cap keyboard that's meant to withstand spills, up to 60cc. It's made of aluminum, glass, and plastic, and Samsung says that the curved edges make it comfortable to hold when using it as a tablet.
And perhaps most importantly, it supports the Google Play Store, so you'll be able to use all of your Android apps.
The Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2) will be available on June 24 from Best Buy, starting at $499.99.