Samsung has officially put a release date to the up and coming Galaxy Chromebook which will hit both the Samsung’s own store as well as Best Buy next Monday, April 6th for a whooping $999 for the starting price.
As for the design of the device, it comes in the Mercury Gray or the much flashier Fiesta Red which seems like a brightened orange color. It features a 13.3-inch 4K OLED display as well as a powerful processor which sets it right above most Chromebooks we have already seen in the past. The device also come with an 8GB of RAM (LPDDR3) as well as a 256GB of SSD storage.
The device was first unveiled back in January looking really nice and shiny when Samsung made it known the device will include an upscaled version which will have a much bigger 16GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage. The company seems to have killed those models, however; the base model is now the only variant available.
The Galaxy Chromebook has a really interesting build quality in terms of it’s hardware and that places it in the ultra-premium echelon. According to The Verge executive Editor, Dieter Bohn, who claimed the chrome is “one of the nicest pieces of laptop hardware I’ve touched in a very long time.” Samsung has made a few unique design choices: there’s a camera built into the keyboard deck to take photos when the device is in tablet mode because the device can be twisted in a 360 degree angle, and there’s an included stylus that lives in a silo on the side.
Samsung seems to have a lot of gut to want to sell a Chromebook at such an exorbitant price point something which no other company ever did before. Considering the fact that Chromebooks have always been considered a cheap alternative to conventional laptops, a $999 price mark is a big deal. Google seems to be the only one to have tried a $999 Chromebook in the past with the PixelBook in 2017 as well as the Pixel Slate in 2018 but neither product got a refresh at the same price; the Pixelbook Go, released last fall, starts at $649.
And if we’re to put the Galaxy Chromebook beside other nice competitions like the Asus Chromebook Flip C434 which costs $549, the price tag here seems to just be a slashed in half.
Affordability had always been the selling points of Chromebooks in the past but Samsung seems to have another approach to that with this Galaxy Chromebook. But the simple thing here is that every devices has both high-equality and performances.s of pricing as well as quality and performances.. Let’s hope the Galaxy Chromebook lives up to the price.