Samsung on Friday unveiled a refreshed version of its Chromebook 2 laptop that interested parties can pre-order starting today. It will exist as part of Samsung’s growing portfolio of Chromebook computers, which otherwise ship with the company’s own Exynos processors on board.
The low-cost device sports an Intel Celeron N2840 processor clocked at 2.58GHz, an 11.6-inch display with a 1366 x 768-pixel resolution, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of system storage, stereo speakers, a 720p webcam and up to 9 hours of battery life. The device is also covered in Samsung’s faux-leather material that made its debut on the Note 3. There’s a bit of controversy on how good this actually looks, but it hasn’t really bothered us and Samsung promises it offers some extra grip when carrying the notebook around.
Samsung’s accepting pre-orders for the new Intel-powered Chromebook 2 now. Expect to pay $249.99 for the new notebook when it also hits retailers starting next week.