Samsung's new Chromebook to get leather makeover?

Leaked images posted by evleaks show what appears to be a Chrome OS-powered notebook featuring a back wrapped in textured faux black leather.

A new Samsung Chromebook dressed in black leather? evleaks

Samsung appears to have a new Chromebook in the works that sports the company's new trademark faux leather cover.

Images tweeted by @evleaks shows what appears to be a Chrome OS-powered notebook featuring a back wrapped in textured fake black leather and framed by stitching on the edges, much like last year's Galaxy Note 3 and the recently announced Black Edition of the Galaxy S4 smartphones. The images, which evleaks identified as a Chromebook 2, features a notebook with the familiar Samsung and Chrome logos.

Samsung hasn't had a new version of its plastic Chromebook since its initial release in 2012, but the South Korean electronics giant might be readying a refresh. Hints emerged late last month on the B&H Photo Web site that the notebook lineup would soon get updated with 11.6- and 13.3-inch models.

The new laptops, priced at $299 and $399 respectively, were reportedly listed as pre-orders on the retailer's site. but no details were offered as to what would power the new devices or when they might land in consumers' hands.

CNET has contacted Samsung for comment and will update this report when we learn more.

 

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