"Samsung offers extra help, silent computing with updated Chromebook 2"
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CNET First Look
CNET First Look
Samsung offers extra help, silent computing with updated Chromebook 2
Earlier this year Samsung released the stylish 11.6 inch Chromebook 2 and now it's back again with the Chromebook 2. I'm Josh Goldman with CNet and this new Chromebook 2 has the same leather look to its lid, sports an identical 8.6 inch.
Screen with a 1366 by 768 resolution.
And has the same big comfortable keyboard in responsive but not jumpy touch pad.
And it's running Google's chrome OS of course.
So what's different?
Well, the changes are all on the inside.
The corners, ports and display have all been reinforced with metal to make it sturdier.
The Samsung Exynos processor has been swapped out for an Intel Celeron N2840 processor.
An energy efficient chip that brings the battery life up to nine hours, and allows for a [UNKNOWN] design.
So, this thing runs silent.
Two gigs of memory.
16 gigs of built in storage with a micro SD slot for expansion.
An Intel HD graphics round out the specs of this $250 laptop.
There is one last thing Samsung dropped in and that is help.
Powered by Google Helpouts, you can start up a video chat with Samsung Support to get answer to all your Samsung Chromebook hardware questions.
You still need to direct software questions to Google and other respective vendors, but if you need to know which of your two USB ports is USB3.
It's the one on the left by the way.
You can click into a help out to get the answer.
With availability coming just a couple months before the holidays this might be the Chromebook to give.
But we'll let you know for sure as soon as we're done testing it.
I'm Josh Coleman and that's a look at the Samsung Chromebook two.
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