Samsung may have been forced to recall the Note 7, but that doesn’t mean the company is just going to roll over and let the explosion memes kill it. There are other products coming down the line, like TVs, smartwatches, and the inevitable Galaxy S8. According to a leak over the weekend there might also be a tricked out Chromebook in Samsung’s future.
If the leak, first reported by SamMobile, is true, the Samsung Chromebook Pro would be another in the growing list of Chromebook 2-in-1s with 360-hinges. Where most Chromebooks have terrible displays, the 13-inch Chromebook Pro supposedly sports a 2400 x 1600 resolution touchscreen display. That puts it more in line with quality Chromebooks like Google’s own super-expensive Pixel devices from the past couple of years.
According to the leak, the Samsung Chromebook Pro would be 1.2 centimetres thick, weigh a kilo, and come with a stylus...in case you miss the one you returned with your Note 7.
Processor power rarely matters for Chromebooks, but the Chromebook Pro’s guts are plenty beefy anyways. It supposedly has a six-core Rockchip processor capable of 4K content playback. The leaked specs suggest the device has 4GB of RAM, 32GB of local storage, and, up to 10 hours of battery life.
The Samsung Chromebook Pro hasn’t been officially announced, obviously, but it was briefly listed on Adorama’s website for $500. That’s a little pricey for a Chromebook, but this one looks cool enough that it could be worth it.