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Samsung Chromebook 2 Release Delayed Until “End of May”

by Jacob Kleinman | April 25, 2014April 25, 2014 4:00 pm PST

Samsung’s Chromebook 2 won’t ship until the end of May, despite earlier promises that the company would ship the new laptop by late April. The South Korean company confirmed the delay to BetaNews on Friday, but wouldn’t reveal why it’s taking an extra month to launch its next Chromebook.

Samsung announced the Chromebook 2 back in March following a handful of leaks mostly focused on the laptop’s faux-leather design, but the real story turned out to be the internal hardware. The new Chromebook packs a 2GHz Exynos 5 processor, a 13.3-inch 1920 x 1080-pixel display, and 4GB of RAM for $400. The company is also offering smaller model with a 1.9GHz Exynos processor, an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768-pixel display starting at $320.

Unfortunately, for anyone who ordered the Chromebook 2, it looks like you’ll have to wait a few extra weeks before your new laptop arrives. Then again, considering how HP was forced to pull its Chromebook 11 for catching fire, it may not be the end of the world if Samsung needs a bit of extra time to make sure this laptop is up to snuff.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...