Those looking to get a hold of a new Chromebook this year might want to hold off just a little longer. Especially if your main goal is to get something as cheap as you possibly can. While a couple of new additions to the Chromebook family will be on their way soon, of which the new Samsung Chromebook 2 is included, the follow up for Samsung to their last Chromebook features 4GB of RAM which is great, but it will make the device a bit more expensive. If you’re wanting to grab something up that might cost a little less, perhaps you’ll want to wait for the 2GB RAM option of the Samsung Chromebook 2 that is apparently on the way as well. We previously wrote a couple days ago that the Samsung Chromebook 2 launch could be imminent, but this new information shows that Samsung is planning to launch a 2GB Chromebook 2 option alongside their already 3 available.
We already know that they plan to release 4GB RAM models of the Chromebook 2 in an 11-inch white and black, and a third model which is the 13-inch Gray. This listing on Samsung’s Canadian website shows that they have 2 other new options coming, which are the white and black models of the Chromebook 2 with only 2GB of RAM instead of the 4GB for the models they have already announced. They come with the 11-inch screen as well. All of the new Chromebook 2’s will come with the faux leather backing that we have come to be familiar with from the Galaxy Note 3.
The original announced models of the 11-inch Chromebook 2 size are listed at a price of $319.99, which comes with the 4GB of RAM and the 16GB of storage. While we know now that Samsung is planning to release some cheaper options for the Chromebook 2, there hasn’t been any mention of when the actual release will be, and where they plan to launch them first if not everywhere. It’s still unknown exactly what these models will end up costing, so right now we have no idea how much more you will save by choosing to go with the 2GB RAM option of the new Chromebook 2, but with less RAM the cost should most certainly go down. The other thing to take into consideration is that with a cheaper cost, the speed of the Chromebook and the fluidity of seamless multitasking will probably decrease as well.