Earlier this month word was out that Samsung was preparing a new Galaxy Chromebook. Simply known as Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2, the device now appears in a new render courtesy of Evan Blass. The render shows us an intensely orange machine, with a slim waistline and blocky design.
Hopefully, Samsung also fixed the cooling and battery woes of the original model. Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 is most likely a CES 2020 product, coming in early 2021. Compared to its predecessor it comes with some changes with the port layout and a a more colorful case, with an expanded vividly colored area. We may see an Intel Gen 11 processor inside, extra RAM, newer storage and perhaps also a new port selection. The device will run on Chrome OS, with the latest updates, like the fact that it runs Android apps, Linux and supports GeForce Now and Google Stadia.
The connectors include an USB-C, a microSD card slot and an audio jack. Evan Blass hopes for a fanless design, but I wouldn’t bet on it. Samsung is taking a weird route when it comes to Chromebooks, making them premium, with AMOLED panels and 4K resolutions. An S Pen stylus may also be in the cards. I also expect an increased diagonal from the last gen 13.3 inches, or at least two diagonal options, including a 15 inch one. Hopefully, the battery problems of the first unit are gone.