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Samsung’s high-end Chromebook Pro to go on sale this month

Samsung’s high-end Chromebook Pro will finally go on sale this month. Announced alongside the Chromebook Plus back in January at CES, the device was not given a price tag or release date — but a Google official confirmed during Google I/O this week that we’ll be able to get our mitts on it soon.

We were impressed by the Chromebook Pro when we got our hands on it at CES. The device sports a premium metallic design and a high-resolution Quad HD display — something that’s difficult to find on a Chromebook. It also boasts fast-charging technology and impressive specifications, including an Intel Core m3 processor, 4GB of RAM, stereo speakers, and two USB-C ports.

Samsung has been quiet about the device since it got its official unveiling, despite making the Chromebook Plus available to pre-order back in February. But thanks to Kan Liu, senior director of product management for Chrome OS, we now know that the Chromebook Pro will go on sale (in the U.S., at least) on Sunday, May 28.

Chromebook Pro will offer complete support for Android apps compatible with Nougat, Liu added, but they will still be in beta when the device goes on sale. That means features like resizable windows, docking to the side of the screen, and split-view won’t be available. “Those feature will come later in the year,” reports The Verge.

We still don’t know how much the Chromebook Pro will cost yet, or how many markets will get it when it arrives. We might have to wait until launch day for that information, but here’s to hoping Samsung makes the situation a little clearer before then.

The Verge

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...