Samsung’s latest Chrome OS laptop, Galaxy Chromebook 2, can now be purchased at Best Buy. Chromebook 2 was first announced at CES in January and features a new QLED display, 360-degree hinge and a striking red paint job. It starts at $ 549.99 for a Celeron model and goes up to $ 699.99 for a Core i3 version, which puts it at the top end of Chromebooks.
This price is the most important thing about the Chromebook 2 because it is significantly smaller than the Galaxy Chromebook that debuted a year ago. The older Chromebook had a 4K OLED screen and came with a stylus – none of which is fine with the new model ̵
We have not yet put the new Chromebook 2 through its paces, but we got to see the machine in person back in January, and it certainly looks like it will be competent. The QLED screen is not quite up to the OLED panel’s brands, but you’ll be hard pressed to notice without putting them side by side, and the rest of the Chromebook 2’s fit and finish match the price Ask Samsung. It is important that it still comes in the amazing red color as well. You may notice the extra weight – the Chromebook 2 is about half a pound heavier – but it still falls below three pounds in total and should be easily portable.
We’ll get a full review of the Chromebook 2 in the near future, but if you do not want to wait and grab one yourself, you may be able to find one in stock at your local Best Buy right now. Let’s just hope Samsung improved battery life last time.