Samsung Chromebook 2

Today Samsung has announced two new, slightly more expensive Chromebook models. The new 11.6- and a 13.3-inch models are part of the Chromebook 2 Series that  both use Samsung’s ARM-based Exynos 5 Octa chips. They also rock a new design that replaces the silver plastic on the older models with a faux leather look that’s similar to the  design of Samsung’s Note 3.

The 13.3 inch version comes with a full HD LED display, while the 11.6 inch comes with a 1366×769 screen. The 13.3-inch version also features an improved audio system, with two 2W speakers and a noise reducing array microphone. The battery life as Samsung promises will be 8.5 hours.

The suggested retail price for the 11.6 inch is $319.99 and the 13.3 version will sell for around $400. Both units will go on sale in April.


Chromebook Pixel

Some may say that the Chromebook Pixel is the rival to the Macbook Pro’s Retina display. With its crystal clear screen and touch screen capabilities, it just may be. Slightly comparable to Apples 13 inch 2,560×1,600 resolution, Googles Chromebook Pixel  2,560×1,700. Like I said, a slight difference.

But enough with all the talk about screen resolution, check out the tech specs on this bad boy.

The Chromebook Pixel has an Intel Core i5 processor running at 1.8 GHz, with integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000. It comes with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and either 32 GB (Wi-Fi model) or 64 GB (LTE model) of solid state storage. It features a 12.85-inch, touchscreen, 2560 x 1700 display with a pixel density of 239 PPI; a backlit full-size keyboard; a glass-etched touchpad; and a 720p HD camera.

I’ve also found a video showcasing the beauty and elegance of this browser based laptop.

Google has really put something good together, the only downfall to this is that the price is way to ridiculous. For the 32gb it is priced at $1,299.00, for the higher gig model that is 64gb, it is priced at $1,499.00. Crazy for a laptop that is based only on the internet.