Samsung has also jumped into the fray and like Microsoft and Apple, has launched a convertible Chromebook. It will be a first convertible notebook from Samsung that will support the use of a stylus.
Samsung has launched two variants: Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro. The difference between Plus and Pro will be that Chromebook Plus will be running on hexa-core OP1 ARM processor (2x Cortex-A72 cores + 4x Cortex-A53 cores) and Chromebook Pro will be running on dual-core 2.2GHz Intel Core M3 6Y30 processor.
As you must know by now, the convertible laptop is usually a mix of a conventional laptop and tablet. The screen part of the laptop can be rotated almost 360-degree to convert it into a touchscreen tablet.
Chromebooks run on the eponymous Chrome OS, so everything on the notebook is cloud-based. The moment you switch on the laptop, it is connected to the Internet and then you use all web-based apps.
The Samsung Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro will also support Android apps on Chrome OS. And since it will be running Android apps, you should also be able to run mobile games on it and to facilitate this, these Chromebooks also have the inbuilt accelerometer and gyroscope – technologies that enable mobile phones and tablets to know the tilt of the device. For example, just like your mobile phone or tablet, you will be able to play a racing car game by moving your Chromebook like a steering in your hands.
As mentioned above, the Chromebook comes with a stylus and to hold the stylus, there is a small hole on the right side of the laptop. The stylus is essentially, as this Android Central review says, is essentially a Samsung S Pen stylus, just the sort of stylus that you got with your Galaxy Note smartphones.
Here is a small video introduction of the new convertible Chromebook from Samsung:
The highlights of the new Samsung Convertible Chromebook:
- 32GB eMMC storage
- 4GB RAM
- 12.3-inch 2400 x 1600 LED touch display with 3:2 aspect ratio
- microSD slot
- USB-C port
- 4K video output
- 720p camera
- Metallic design
- Up to 8 hours of battery life
Both the versions of Samsung convertible Chromebooks will be launched somewhere in Spring 2017.