The Samsung Chromebook Pro will be available for purchase in the United States from Sunday, May 28, the South Korean consumer electronics manufacturer announced. The Samsung Chromebook Pro will launch in the country via Best Buy and Amazon, as well as through Samsung’s online store, and it will carry a price tag of $549.99, which is exactly $100 more than the Samsung Chromebook Plus.
Labeled as a Chromebook "specifically designed for professionals," the Samsung Chromebook Pro takes the form of a convertible device featuring a display connected to a 360-degree hinge, and unlike the majority of Chromebooks launched in the past, Samsung’s model also incorporates a built-in digitized Pen working hand-in-hand with Google Keep and Samsung ArtCanvas software. Spec-wise, the device features a 12.3-inch LED touchscreen with a resolution of 2400 by 1600 pixels and draws power from the Intel Core M3 6Y30 processor with 4MB L3 Cache, operating at a frequency of 999MHz or a maximum Turbo frequency of up to 2.20 GHz. The Samsung Chromebook Pro also houses the Intel HD Graphics 515 chip, 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM, 32GB of e.MMC storage, and a microSD card reader. Other details worth mentioning include a 720p HD camera, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, two USB Type-C connectors which can be used as 4K display outputs through an optional adapter, a 3.5-millimeter headphone out/mic-in connector, and a battery that's said to provide enough juice for up to eight hours of usage, though initial reviews don't corroborate that claim. The components are wrapped in a lightweight metal body with a Platinum Silver finish, weighing 1.08 kilos (2.38lbs) and measuring 280.8 x 221.6 x 12.9mm in size.
The Samsung Chromebook Pro was officially introduced earlier this year at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and it was accompanied by the Samsung Chromebook Plus. That model shares many characteristics with the Samsung Chromebook Pro save for an ARM-based CPU, but also carries a lower price tag of $449. The Samsung Chromebook Plus has already been released not long after CES 2017, and the Samsung Chromebook Pro will finally follow suit in the United States this week. More details on Samsung's Chrome OS-powered products should be available later this year.