Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 launched with upgraded internals

Samsung's Chromebook Plus (V2) gets turbocharged with an Intel processor

Samsung Announces Second-Generation Chromebook Plus

On the hardware front, the ARM-based OP1 processor has been replaced by a beefier x86-64 processor. On the front, the Chromebook Plus v2 gets a 1-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling.

Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 is placed at a competitive price of $499.99. Samsung today launched the successor to this device and while it doesn't bring any major design changes, it does come with upgraded internals which includes a more powerful processor.

The new Samsung Chromebook Plus (2018) can now behave like your personal magnified camera. The stylus has also been slightly redesigned to sit flush with the curved design of the V2.

The biggest change between the first Chromebook Plus and the V2 model is that Samsung has chosen to use a faster Intel Celeron 3965Y processor in the new version, along with Intel integrated graphics.

There is a 13-megapixel rear camera sensor that has an f/1.9 aperture and autofocus capabilities. The new Chromebook Plus V2 features 16:10 aspect ratio compared to 3:2 in the previous edition.

The Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 will be available to purchase from Best Buy (both online and in stores) from June 24 starting at $499.99. That snapper is poised to provide high-resolution photos of the interiors of the user's nostrils when the machine is in traditional clamshell laptop mode, since the lens is positioned just above where the F2 and F3 keys would be on a Windows laptop.

Along with the Google cloud storage, Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 owns 4GB RAM and a 32GB in-built storage space that can be stretched up to 400GB with a microSD card. The keyboard now comes with curved key caps and is created to be spill-resistant. The Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2) offers even more functionality to users with multiple connected devices, including easy file sharing between Chromebook and mobile devices. In terms of connectivity, the laptop has two USB Type-C ports, one USB 3.0 port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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