The market for high-end Chrombooks, the kind that can stand toe-to-toe with names like “Macbook” and “XPS,” is pretty thin. But it’s getting one more entry today, courtesy of Samsung: the Galaxy Chromebook that made a splash at CES is now available at retailers. The eye-popping 13-inch convertible is $999, in flashy Ferrari red or a more toned-down silver-grey.
This design earns the “Galaxy” moniker seen on Samsung’s flagship phones and tablets. The highlight of the laptop is its screen, a 13.3-inch 4K number that uses a super-bright AMOLED panel. Other notable features include a tenth-gen Core i5 10210U processor, built-in fingerprint reader, integrated stylus, and a MicroSD card slot. All that fits into a svelte frame just .38 inches (9.9mm) thin. If there’s a low point in the spec list, it’s the 47.9 watt-hour battery, which Samsung rates at 8.4 hours.
At the time of writing there’s only one configuration of the $1000 Galaxy Chromebook, with the aforementioned Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. Best Buy seems to be the first US retailer to have it in stock, shipping as soon as today.
Source: Best Buy