The Chromebook 2 from Samsung is due to start shipping sometime this month. When Samsung announced the pair of Chromebooks last month they stated they'd be available in April – really wish these companies would give us a specific date. It appears that Pre-Orders are now open for the Chromebook 2, at least in the US. The 11.6-inch Chromebook 2 is going on sale for $319, with the 13.3-inch version for $399.99. Now the really only difference between these two are the displays. The 11.6-inch version obviously has an 11.6-inch display, but it is a 1366×768 resolution display, while the 13.3-inch version has a 1920×1080 resolution display, which will probably be drool worthy. Otherwise the specs are identical with the Exynos 5 Octa inside running the show, 16GB SSD for storage, 4GB of RAM (there is also a 2GB version, but I'd highly suggest the 4GB version), along with a 720p capable webcam, USB ports, HDMI, Ethernet, etc., all the typical stuff we expect from a Chromebook.
What's interesting here, and somewhat new information, is that the 11.6-inch Chromebook 2 does come in both black and white with the faux leather, but the 13.3-inch version does only come in titan gray, no second option. And it doesn't appear to be in faux leather backing either, just the usual plastic material. Likely similar to what we had in the original ARM Chromebook from Samsung. The Samsung Chromebook 2 does come pre-loaded with a few apps, but since it is Chrome OS, you should be able to easily disable those apps and even uninstall, so it shouldn't be an issue. However, Samsung is offering a free "exclusive bonus case" with orders placed between now and April 27th. So we're expecting that the Chromebook 2 will be shipping around that date, as this sounds like a pre-order special.
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