Samsung is not the brand that you hear about a lot when it comes to laptops but it has its presence. To maintain that presence, Samsung has launched a new Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 360.
This new Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 is the successor to the first 2-in-1 Chromebook that Samsung launched way back in 2017. Whether you are interested in Samsung laptops or not, this new 2-in-1 Chromebook from Samsung is definitely an option in the mix.
With its specs and form factor, it can really come in handy for students who move a lot or for anyone who wants a flexible laptop to carry around.
|Display||12.4-inch with 340 nits brightness 2560X1600 Resolution|
|RAM||4 or 8GB LPDDR4x|
|Storage||64GB or 128GB|
|Processor||Intel Celeron N4500|
|Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics|
|Connectivity||WiFi 6 LTE(Optional) Bluetooth V5.1|
|Ports||2 USB Type C Ports USB 3.2 Type-A Headphone/Mic Jack Nano Security Slot Nano SIM Slot(Optional)|
|Camera||8MP HD 720p|
|Battery||45.5Wh Comes with 45W USB Type-C adapter|
Made for Students
Samsung’s aim with this new Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 is to provide users with a more stylish option and more particularly they have made this for students.
As per Samsung, the new Chromebook from Samsung weighs less than an average textbook so it is a perfect choice for students to carry around in their backpacks.
We all know that Samsung makes some of the most stunning displays and with this Chromebook, all the users can get that Samsung display experience on a budget.
The new Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 features an HD 12.4-inch WQXGA LED panel with a resolution of 2560X1600. It has a peak brightness of 340 nits which is more than good and then of course you have that 360-degree form-factor with touch support. So it can be used as a tablet and a Chromebook as well.
Because it is made for students so Samsung has also made sure that it is durable, sturdy, and shock-resistant. Samsung has tested this laptop for a wide range of scenarios to make sure that it is durable.
Not only that, but the keyboard on this one is also great which makes note-taking and typing work a lot easier. To give you an idea, the keyboard has a 19mm keycap pitch which gives good keyboard travel. On top of that, there is a very large touchpad on this laptop which makes it good to use.
For connectivity, the new Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 comes with optional LTE so you can put a SIM and get 4G connectivity right on your laptop. There is WiFi 6 onboard which makes it a good choice to use for students.
For storage, you get two options, either 64GB or 128GB which is more than enough for students who just have to type. There is a 4GB or 8GB RAM option on this laptop. In terms of storage and memory, this Chromebook is more than good and right up with the competition.
Because it is a student-oriented laptop, then having a good webcam is also crucial. This is an area where Samsung doesn’t disappoint as it comes with an 8-megapixel 720p webcam.
Samsung Google Partnership
Samsung and Google also have a long-standing partnership when it comes to ChromeOS so that is why you get some unique features with the new Galaxy Chromebook 2 360.
Samsung also claims that the new laptop comes with new security features that are good for protecting personal data for students.
There is a Phone Hub tool on this laptop that allows you to control your Android smartphone directly from this laptop. So you can use the laptop to send or reply to text messages, and do a lot of other stuff.
Pricing and Availability
Talking about the availability then Samsung has said that the laptop will be available from 15 April which means it is now available in a lot of markets. The new Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 is starting at USD 429.99. Overall, it is a good deal if you want to buy a Chromebook.