Samsung may offer a Chromebook Pro with 8GB and 16GB of RAM. While the current models that are available (being the Chromebook Pro and the Chromebook Plus) both come with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage for their memory configurations, a repository that was recently discovered on Chromium makes references to the Samsung Chromebook Pro with 16Gb of RAM. Specifically, the post states that they “may add 16G memory SKU with this component in the future,” with 16G being the potential for a 16GB RAM variant of the Samsung’s latest Chrome OS-powered laptop.
While 16GB of RAM for a Chromebook might seem like a lot, and it certainly is as the Chromebooks have less that they can do which might require that much RAM, this wouldn’t be the first Chromebook to sport this memory configuration. The Chromebook Pixel from 2015 had both 8GB and 16GB RAM options available, with 8GB being the base model, giving consumers the chance to upgrade to the 16GB model for a bit more money. That being said, neither 8GB or 16GB seems too far fetched as it’s already been done before. It’s also worth considering that the Chromebook Pixel was a Google product, and the Samsung Chromebook Pro may be a Samsung Chromebook but it was designed in partnership with Google, which means they could have some say in producing another model that offers more in the specs department.
If Google and Samsung do plan on releasing a variation of the Chromebook Pro with better specs than what you can currently pick up, it’s certainly going to cost more than the model that’s already available, but whether or not it would cost as much as the Chromebook Pixel is unclear as there is no guarantee that either RAM version is in the works. At the very least, though, it seems that the idea is being kicked around and there are surely some consumers who would like to see a Chromebook Pro with higher-end options. As with any idea that may be getting some consideration, there is always the possibility that it may never make it past the point of being an idea, and even if Samsung and Google plan to launch a Chromebook Pro with 8GB, 16GB, or both down the line, it could still be well after the original model officially launches later in the first half of the year.