Without much ado, the Samsung Chromebook Pro has been released in Korea. The Chromebook Pro has been in the news for months under the codename Kevin, and a couple of listings on some sales websites confirmed the product name only a few days ago.
The Samsung Chromebook Pro is a truly elegant device with top-of-the-line specs and features offered at an affordable price.
Samsung Chromebook Pro Specifications
Display & Design
The Samsung Chromebook Pro has a 12.3-inch 3:2 LED Touchscreen display with a 2K (2400 * 1600) pixel resolution and 234ppi pixel density. The display has a maximum brightness level of 400 nits. The display is based on a 360-degree rotatable hinge, and offers wide viewing angles.
You may not readily find the name Samsung Chromebook Pro if you search for it on online stores, but you can quickly get its online details using its Model and Part Numbers. The Samsung Chromebook Pro's model number is 513C24I and its part number is XE513C24-K01US. The notebook is just 13.9mm thick and it weighs 1.08 kilogrammes.
Memory & Performance
The Samsung Chromebook Pro is powered by an Hexa-core processor with a speed of 2GHz. The processor consists of four Cortex A53 cores and two Cortex A72 cores, and has Intel HD Graphics built into the SoC.
The Chromebook Pro from Samsung comes with 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 32GB eMMC SSD which can be expanded via a microSD card reader.
The exact battery capacity of the Samsung Chromebook Pro is not yet known, but we're sure the notebook offers up to 10 hours of battery life.
For wireless connectivity, the Chromebook Pro comes with WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth version 4.1. It has two USB Type-C ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Camera, Software and Hardware
The Samsung Chromebook Pro comes with an integrated webcam and runs on Google's Chrome OS which comes with the Google Play Store and has support for Android applications. The device has a loudspeaker and has support for/comes with a stylus pen. The stylus pen is similar to those on the Samsung Galaxy Note smartphones, but for the Chromebook Pro, it's called the Pen.
The Samsung Chromebook Pro comes with a beautiful keyboard with curved keycaps which Samsung says are ergonomically designed to fit the shape of the fingertips, thereby aiding easy typing. The keyboard also comes with a touchpad that you can use for navigation when you don't feel like tapping away at the touchscreen.
The Chromebook Pro comes with an accelerometer, gyroscope and a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Security Chip.
Samsung Chromebook Pro Specifications (Summary)
- 12.3-inch (2400 x 1600 pixels) 3:2 LED Touchscreen display with 234ppi & 400 nits brightness
- Dimensions: 279 * 250 * 13.9mm.
- Weight: 1.08kg.
- 2GHz Hexa-core (Dual A72, Quad A53) processor.
- 4GB RAM.
- 32GB eMMC, microSD card reader.
- Headphone jack, loudspeaker.
- WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1
- 10hours of battery life.
- Chrome OS (Google Play Store support for Android apps).
Samsung Chromebook Pro Price in Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana
The Samsung Chromebook Pro comes in Platinum Silver colour and is currently up for pre-order on Adorama for $499. When you purchase the Chromebook Pro, you get a free AirDroid subscription for a period of one year.
In Nigeria, the Samsung Chromebook Pro would go for around 250,000, in Kenya it will cost around KES 50,607 and in Ghana, the notebook would have a price tag of around GHS 1981. It is not known when the device would be available in these countries.