Samsung isn’t only innovating in the Windows 10 area of slates, but also in the Chromebook range. A series of leaks have confirmed that they’re prepping a so called Samsung Chromebook Pro, a convertible model with pen support and a high resolution screen. The leaks also detailed the price tag and specs, which we dissect below.
We’re dealing with a 12.3 inch premium model, with a pretty impressive 2400 x 1600 pixel resolution, as well as a 360 degree hinge, that lets the notebook become a tablet when the screen gets tilted back. This is supposed to be one of the first Chromebooks to support digital pen input and it’s also quite compact for its diagonal, at 0.55 inches in thickness and weighing 2.38 pounds.
The rumored price tag is around $499 and the newcomer will be compatible with Android apps of course, just as soon as the Play Store support comes to Chrome OS more widely. It will be interesting to see just what kind of pen this model gets, if it’s related to the S Pen on the latest Note or not. By the way, the Samsung Chromebook Pro is said to have an all metal body, edge to edge glass screen and 4 GB of RAM, as well as 32 GB of storage, WiFi ac and a webcam.
The CPU is unknown, but it should be a hexa core ARMv8 unit, with two ARM Cortex A72 CPU cores and 4 ARM Cortex A54 ones. Leaked promo materials also talk about 10 hours of battery life.