Samsung Chromebook 2 leaked render

If you thought the dimpled soft-touch back of the Samsung Galaxy S5 signaled a new direction for Samsung, veering away from the fake stitched leather of the past year, well, the latest leak makes it look like Samsung's not quite done with that design trope just yet. Courtesy of @evleaks we're getting a look at what is claimed to be the Samsung Chromebook 2. And its faux stitched leather back.

That's right, not only has the stitched leather plastic look jumped from the Galaxy Note 3 to the TabPRO and NotePRO, it's now making the jump to the Chrome OS-powered Chromebook line of portable laptop things.

There's no saying what exactly is going on with the new Chromebook 2 (which would actually be the forth Chromebook that Samsung has produced, so who knows why it might be called number 2), though even this back-angle look shows it taking on a slimmer profile that hews more closely to the design language of the rest of Samsung's laptop line-up.

Chromebooks have been picking up some steam in recent months with releases from HP and even a touchscreen model from Acer, but so far it seems like many consumers have been hesitant to jump on board. Knowing as little as we do about the Samsung Chromebook 2 — it has a slim design, a keyboard, at least one USB port, and a fake stitched leather laptop lid — are you in the very least intrigued by the new textured model?

Source: @evleaks

 
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A895 says:

I actually like it. Goes well with the Note 3 in black.

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FutureKix says:

I love the leather look too, but why get a Chromebook when you have a Note 3? Doesn't the Note 3 do enough?

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A895 says:

Typing up anything longer than a couple paragraphs is not ideal for a touchscreen device. Chromebooks have an actual full sized keyboard and still are very portable and very inexpensive.

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FutureKix says:

Hmm. Bluetooth keyboard?

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A895 says:

On a phone?

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DWR_31 says:

+1

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MERCDROID says:

Is this a joke? I wouldn't even try typing a paper on my iPad Mini, let alone my Note 3. The Chromebook is the better device, hands-down. And, this shouldn't even be a discussion: two totally different devices for two totally different purposes. If the phone is connected to a tv, then that's one thing. But, you try typing on your phone with a Bluetooth keyboard and sitting at a distance. Let me know how that works out for you, lol.

A895 says:

+1 Lol this

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eahinrichsen says:

God, seriously. No matter how advanced and feature-rich my cell phone becomes, I will never even send an email longer than two sentences from the damn thing. I have a "Sent from my mobile phone" signature on my phone's email client, so that people know that there's a reason for my messages being terse as hell.

MERCDROID says:

Haha +1, brother.

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

TenshiNo says:

I have been known to type some *damn* long emails and comments on my phone on occasion, but I'm not going to lie: it gets tough as you start to forget what you said up top :)

deV14nt says:

I don't know. I have a folding BT keyboard that is no bigger than my Note 3. I keep it in my jacket pocket. If I needed to type a paper or email at the last minute while I'm away from my laptop, I plan to do it. It's an HD screen. Sharper and higher res than most laptops. Can read even tiny fonts at about 2 feet away. Though I admit it's not ideal. Though neither is lugging around my backpack and laptop everywhere.

I'm a blogger and I refuse to write 4 paragraphs on my phone. Doing homework , researching and anything that requires extensive time on the computer needs to be done on a computer not a phone.
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WolfpacDAR says:

I honestly wouldn't put much stock into his comment. It's extremely obvious to anyone who has ever used a smartphone and a laptop as to why someone would want both...

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DWR_31 says:

I won't buy a Chromebook until I can root and hack m6 devices with it.

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CaptFatFace says:

This. I actually owned a Samsung (ARM) Chromebook. It was a nice device. I'd throw it in my (soft) briefcase - the ChrBk had a clear plastic case - and I didn't care if it got banged up. I bought it from a pawn shop for $105. However, I started rooting my phones and wanted something that I do that from, as well as keep my phone's backups on. So, I sold it.

A895 says:

This. Chromebooks come in and let you do that at a price less than $300.

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MERCDROID says:

This.

swagsaunders says:

This.

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FutureKix says:

I understand your point, I used to Blog too. Then, my phone was amazing for whole stories, more than just a few paragraphs. It was the only way I could get down my ideas the moment I was inspired.

I suppose I'm just too used to typing on my phone. I can do it more efficiently than on a Chromebook. On a full desktop computer, with a big, full sized keyboard, I can type 108 wpm, but on a smaller Chromebook I'm slower than on my phone. Maybe that's just me.

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MERCDROID says:

That's fair.

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Paola1993 says:

I guess you only dedicate to use WhatsApp and comment here? It's impossible to write an essay or anything longer than two paragraphs on a touch screen. Call it tablet or phone.

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TenshiNo says:

Certainly not "impossible". And never forget: just because you don't like to do it, doesn't mean that it bothers *everyone* the same way. I used to date a girl who (I swear) typed out the equivalent in War and Peace in text messages every day.

Plain and simple nothing beats Samsung or the Galaxy products period.

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squiddy20 says:

Says the delusional, completely biased Samsung fanboy.

FutureKix says:

But Samsung is awesome! And Sony. All the S companies. Sssssss...

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yankeesusa says:

I definitely like it. Looking forward to trying it out in the store.

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No....

You mean they actually want to put that faux crap on a NOTEBOOK!?

Samsung, you're nuts. Officially.

skipatrol says:

Not really. Looks nice.

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JFMobile says:

There's always gotta be a hater....

eahinrichsen says:

I actually like it more on the notebook than I do on the phones.

MERCDROID says:

I actually like it, too. As for on my Note 3, I like the finish on the S-View case. In my opinion, it gives it a premium feel and look.

yankeesusa says:

Great thing about choices, you don't have to choose certain things. Don't like then don't buy it.

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dtraini30 says:

In my opinion this is the best looking Chromebook aside from the Pixel. It looks very sleek, classy, and business-like. I am definitely a fan of the look, and I don't say that often about Samsung products :).

JFMobile says:

+1

MERCDROID says:

+2

minnow4 says:

+3

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A895 says:

+4

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MasterElwood says:

+5

Theodroid says:

+1

C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER

Agreed

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alex346 says:

I definitely like it! ... I agree with the poster above me it has a professional look to it
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savdini says:

Agreed

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Raging Lion says:

Having a Chrome book is like having an iPhone without offline. Last I heard.

Trusting your things online is a big mistake, especially now days with all the hacking out of hand.

Grahaman27 says:

And without the price. Expect this laptop to cost 250. 1/3 the price of an iPhone.

via moto x.

A895 says:

You don't understand a chromebook at all.

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alexlam24 says:

You also get 2 years of free internet. That more than justifies the purpose. A normal laptop can't do much without internet either, so there's that.

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Jacob Kral says:

A normal laptop does a TON without internet. Quit kidding yourself.

And my biggest problem (besides then bring paperweights when offline) with chromebooks is just that they are pointless, a normal laptop does EVERYTHING a chromebook does and can also do a million other things with it's real programs and full featured OS. Nobody needs one, because every computer on earth is a replacement for it and then some.

juhmayfay says:

That's easy. Don't buy one. Let the people that do want one enjoy it. I for one love my chrome book. It's a fraction of the price of a windows laptop with great portability and battery life. If you honestly think it's crippled when not online you are just making it obvious to everyone how ignorant you are. Plus, it takes like 10 minutes to install Linux which does give you a full featured desktop. So if you don't like it, fine. But don't knock it when you know nothing about it.

Jacques says:

Well said!

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MERCDROID says:

+1

minnow4 says:

+2

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+3

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MasterElwood says:

+4

A895 says:

So you are saying there laptops that go for less than $300 and have great performance and battery life over 5 hours.

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jtc276 says:

I don't know about you, but I'm connected to the internet nearly all of the time and, when I'm not, I can simply create a hotspot with my phone. If I want to do offline work, I can still do so with Google Drive which does have an offline mode. There are also several other apps that work without an internet connection. But you don't have to even use Chrome OS if you don't want to. Ubuntu runs flawlessly on Intel-based Chromebooks and, as you know, *is* a "full-featured" OS. Chromebooks are a great value no matter which way you look at them. I've had mine for a month now and it's probably the best $200 I've ever spent.

keith2k1 says:

...but its not Windows

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hoosiercub says:

And that's supposedly a bad thing?

MetalMike901 says:

Sounds like someone is pissy that such a low cost, low spec device can actually run circles around your full featured (read slow and bloated) machine that cost you hundreds more. Sorry about that, but CBs are fantastic devices for a fast and efficient experience. Find me a PC that will give you that at a CB price.
There was a time when Windows was king, but it looks so outdated and sluggish next to my cheapie CB.

And since you are clearly a know it all on what everyone should buy, answer us all this... If a cheap $200 CB does EVERYTHING we need it to, why pay hundreds more for all these extra features we don't want or need? If you need to spend a crap load more for them, fine, but that doesn't mean everyone else should also.
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MERCDROID says:

While parts of this comment can be true, you'd be hard-pressed to find a Windows laptop that has great battery life, performance, and portability for the same cost as a a Chromebook. For example, the Acer C720P is 300 dollars, is light, has great performance, touts 9 hours of battery life, and has a touchscreen! Try finding a Windows laptop with the same perks for under 600 dollars. More than likely, you'll find a laptop with a touchscreen, 4GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive, and that touts 4 hours of battery life. Not to mention, that same laptop probably weighs 3 times as much as the Acer and similar Chromebooks.

Plus, when dealing with Windows, you have to deal with all of the typical Windows problems: bloat ware, machines slowing down after awhile, antivirus programs, dozens and dozens of updates that won't install in the background and typically require restarts, the machine taking linger than usual to wake from sleep (this has happened to me, on multiple occasions) the list goes on.

With Chromebooks, the antivirus is built in, updates take less than a few minutes upon waking the machine, or the updates happen in the background and a quick restart and seven seconds of your time, and your back online, waking up from sleep in less than 10 seconds, no bloat ware, the machine not slowing down due to the lightness of Chrome OS, the list goes on.

For each negative, there are two to three positives.

Chromebooks may not be for you, but they do have a market. Trust me, not everybody thinks like you.

yankeesusa says:

Then don't buy it. As for me, when I'm on vacation I'd rather take a $250 Chromebook over an 800 plus laptop, especially since all I will be using it for is websurfing and Netflix or checking email. Don't know about you but if something happens to my laptop I'd rather it happen to my $250 laptop over an $800 laptop.

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MERCDROID says:

Agreed, completely.

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iknownothing says:

This was exactly how I was introduced to Chromebooks. I have a fairly nice windows 7 desktop computer and wanted something to take with me that I could write with on our european vacation last year. I was looking into a keyboard docking station for my Asus tablet but noticed the series 3 in best buy. Bought it and thought it was fantastic. Later I wanted to have a second computer in the house (the lady tends to monopolize the desktop) so I bought a 1080p screen and a usb keyboard and mouse. Now guess which one I have to fight to get time on. So then I bought an HP Chromebook 14. My poor windows machine gets almost zero attention now.

There are times though when I want to do something my hp can't handle. Usually in those situations I'll just use remote desktop. It has made everything completely portable. And because remote desktop works so well I have zero need for anything that does more.

dashard says:

If you have kids, a Chromebook is a perfect, inexpensive homework machine. If you've ever had to deal with three children fighting over "who gets to use the laptop" you understand the value in the Chromebook.

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NealJ777 says:

Are you referring to the T-Mobile deal? It's now free for life.

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lorentholcke says:

Plus you are on an android website. As an android user I can press a button on my phone and I will be tethering to the chromebook. I have access to internet everywhere I go. On top of that, these things can sync for offline use. If you still don't like that, you can also use these to boot into linux. Install your self a "real" operating system, whatever that means, and you still do so while having a really nice laptop with battery life that lasts about 8hrs all while only setting you back about $250. Say what you want, I really like them and once I am done with school, I will be switching to a chromebook for fulltime use. The only reason why I can't do this now is that I have to use testing software that is only compatible with windows and osx. I could run linux and wine to see if I can run the system like that but I really don't need to do it since my x220 is still running great and has pretty decent battery life.

MERCDROID says:

Guess what? You're online, right now! If you're connected to the Internet, then you're always at risk for being hacked, no matter what device you use.

yankeesusa says:

You don't need to trust anything to online. You can just use this as an easy way to to browse the web, check email and not carry around an expensive laptop when on vacation. If you still don't like it then don't buy. That's the great thing about choices.

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Bonjour!

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MERCDROID says:

Haha +1

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savdini says:

You're incorrect.. But when is the last time anyone used a laptop or any similar device that wasn't connected to the internet anyway? I haven't used such a device in nearly a decade or more. Nearly ever device is useless with internet.

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thod3n says:

I very much like the look of the note 3 and the tablets, but this looks horrid on a laptop.

Bought a Chromebook (the Acer C720p) a month ago, installed Linux on double boot on it for my very little desktop software needs, never used my previous Windows laptop again since.

HeyImAlexD says:

So you can boot Linux on Chromebook? Awesome! I'm considering buying one again :)

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Marco Giunta says:

Yup, search for chrubuntu and crouton on google ;)

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Jacob Kral says:

Why not just get a normal laptop? The wimpy specs and low storage space makes it possible to run linux (cause it's amazingly efficient) but still far less than ideal. And then if you ever need to dual boot windows you actually can.

jtc276 says:

There isn't a better Windows laptop for $200. And even at $300, there's nothing with the decent specs, build quality, and battery life that a Chromebook has. Dual booting Chrome OS and Ubuntu couldn't be easier and they both run faster than my previous ASUS laptop that just ran Ubuntu (and cost $100 more). Sure, you're not going to run 3D games on these things, but you'll have no problem web browsing or word processing.

eahinrichsen says:

The argument for Chromebooks is that all Windows notebooks that are in the price range of Chromebooks are pieces of crap. Sure, they can run Office and offline applications, but they do so very, very poorly. If I'm paying $200-300 for a notebook, I would prefer something that does a few things very well than something that does a bunch of things poorly.

And while Chromebooks are definitely doorstops when offline, I'm almost never without wifi when I have my laptop. I'm on the road four days a week, and in the very rare instances that I don't have access to wifi, I use my phone as a hotspot. If you're often in the middle of nowhere with no wifi or LTE signal, then a Chromebook is definitely a bad purchase, but if that's not the case, then lack of offline functionality is not a major concern.

jtc276 says:

++++++++1

MERCDROID says:

Why do you have a problem with people liking Chromebooks?

eahinrichsen says:

Because this is the internet, where anyone who uses anything that I don't have a use for is an idiot.

MERCDROID says:

Haha, I did forget where I was, for a second.

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savdini says:

I hear you. If I don't agree with you, you're an idiot. And I don't agree with you.

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MetalMike901 says:

Wimpy specs? What a tool...

How long does it take your big bad 10, 000 core pc to fully boot? Oh that long? Sad that such a wimpy CB boots in 8 seconds flat. I'm on the web making it happen before you even see the beautiful full featured omnipotent windows logo!

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savdini says:

12 seconds to boot from off on my Windows 8.1 Lenovo 11s.. Just saying

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yankeesusa says:

Because people who get these already have laptops or don't need a feature rich $700 machine when a $200 machine will work just fine. If it's not the machine for you then don't get it. That's the great thing about choice and not getting something you don't want.

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MERCDROID says:

THIS!

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donp445 says:

It's cool looking i get one

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StarrWulfe says:

TAKE MY MONEY!!!

I thought it looks good

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clietreo says:

Looks great! Goes with my note 3. In the future, it would go with my note pro 12.2. Unfortunately, since I have a thinkpad x220, I don't need a chromebook. Nice, none the less.

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S_C_B says:

This looks really nice. I do enjoy my Chromebook 14.
fourth. :-)
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It'll look really nice, but I wish Google made a full fledged OS for it.

iknownothing says:

If you want it with Windows then get the Ativ 9 lite. Not sure how well it runs though.

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bllackkman says:

That looks beautiful!!!

MetalMike901 says:

I'd much rather have the stitched faux look than a golf ball texture. The stitched look appears more upscale to me, even if it really isn't. That said, I'm not sure why you would use either for a laptop. A nice sleek metal appearance would do just fine.

As far as the new chromebook, it looks like they are still using phone processors in their laptops, and I'd much rather see Intel chips, like my Acer C710. That alone is the deal breaker for me. I'm actually more interested in the Toshiba 13" at the moment, and I'd like to see others focus on this screen size.

I'm also curious to see what Asus is coming up with this year, though they are late to the party.
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iknownothing says:

If it's a newer exynos with 3 gigs of ram and a decent (read ips) screen for less than 350 I might be willing to sacrifice the intel chip. I'd also really like to see screens in the 12.5-13.3" range.That would peak my interest.

I have the series 3 chromebook. It's a great device. Light and easy to carry around. Good for productivity. I like the look of this new chromebook it does go nicely with the note 3.

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valmorel says:

Not at all convinced over the Chromebook concept. Sorry.

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Kylecore says:

If its less than the $750 Tab Pro 12.2 they make with a screen resolution close to it'd definitely be a better grab IMO

technomom says:

I'd like to know how those edges wear. Would they be susceptible to fraying?

Love my HP 11 Chromebook but would definitely not turn down another one, perhaps with a bit more horsepower. Not just a great laptop replacement but also a tablet replacement as well.

Sh3ngLong says:

I was thinking about getting an ultrabook, like the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus or the Asus UX301LA, but maybe I should wait and see what this Chromebook has to offer.

Sent from my Galaxy Note II

Jacob Kral says:

Get the ativ or asus.. infinitely superior in every way.

MERCDROID says:

IN YOUR OPINION.

windoogle says:

Uh...no. A quality $1000 ultrabook is undeniably better that a chromebook in every way, only downside is that it costs 3x more. My brother has a UX31, it's pretty amazing: beautiful, boots in 2-3 seconds, great performance, battery life, has a OS that can run programs other than chrome. However my friend has a HP CB 14, which, for the price, I find pretty amazing when I user it. That's just to say I'm in no way bashing chromebooks, but a haswell CPU + large SSD + 1080p touchscreen + windows 8.1 ultrabook wipes the floor with them. Makes sense when you consider the price difference.

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minnow4 says:

+1

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MERCDROID says:

Fair enough, lol.

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jtc276 says:

Yeah, this is pretty much indisputable.

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eahinrichsen says:

Exactly. If you're in the market for a high-end ultrabook, a Chromebook shouldn't even be on your radar. And if your needs would be met by a Chromebook, you'd be a fool to buy a high-end notebook.

That's where people are getting caught up. Chromebooks and high-end notebooks are not competitors. They have totally different use cases, and there is no reason to compare them side by side.

MERCDROID says:

+1 Although, I'm trying to decide if I want another Chromebook or if I should spend the extra money on a MacBook Pro with Retina display.

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iknownothing says:

I find myself having a weird conundrum as well. That 13" macbook pro with retina is an amazing piece of kit. But then I think about what I want from my laptop and not only do I not need the macbook, but I find I actually prefer using Chrome. Then I think I might be willing to over spend a little bit to have a nice Chromebook and pick up a used pixel on craigslist (if you're patient you can get one for 650 or so) but then I'm giving up the Haswell processor and the usb 3.0. I've decided to just wait and see what's happens later this year.

iknownothing says:

The ATIV+ and the ux301 are both $1200+ laptops. The ux301 is one of the most expensive laptops you can buy. I'm not sure cross shopping them with chromebooks is really productive.

Jacob Kral says:

I don't think it looks too bad (i wouldn't buy it though, cause I think chromebooks are the dumbest product since at least the android fridge).. though I bet it still feels very cheap and plastic-y.. I would greatly prefer metal.

jazbojenkins says:

I just retired a pc and jumped over to a hp 14 Chromebook . I will never buy another pc, or Microsoft product again!

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dashard says:

How do you like the 14 inch HP Chromebook?

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MetalMike901 says:

Let's see how dumb they are... I'm comparing a $179 Acer CB to a $400 HP win 7 PC for reference.

1) My higher cost HP takes 10 minutes to boot fully, while the Acer CB takes all of 8 seconds
2) the pc constantly needs updates to download, install, reboot for 15 minutes.... pain in the ass. The CB updates in seconds and you're on the way
3) the pc constantly has to run virus and malware programs and is much more susceptible to infections than my CB
4) the CB instantly syncs with all my Google services
5) i can get to the web in seconds with the CB making me more productive and efficient
6) the PC feels like a slab of concrete, while the CB is light and easily portable.
7) i can accomplish just about any word processing or spreadsheet that i need for home use in the CB, for free of course, while MS charges $200 for an office suite.
8) if you live on the internet, a CB makes perfect sense and a bloated, slow windows machine looks like a dinosaur.

The only thing that I've found lacking on any CB device is printing. So, from my experience the CB is fastand efficient, far more than i can say for my PC. And to get an equivalent PC experience, I'd have to spend hundreds more. And that friend, is what i consider DUMB!
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s2weden2000 says:

"My higher cost HP takes 10 minutes to boot fully"

10 minutes? and you don´t mind obviosly..because that is not normal

MetalMike901 says:

It's normal for a 3 year old win 7 machine, with lots of bells and whistles to load at boot. Weak dual core processor also. Just shows me how nice a cheap CB really is, for a machine that cost me twice what my CB did but performs like a slug.
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eszklar says:

Max the RAM for your Win 7 machine, drop in an SSD, install Linux.

MERCDROID says:

Boom.

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iknownothing says:

He could have done that (and I suppose he still can), but he just bought a Chromebook instead.

ACADM says:

Well said!

Also Chromebooks are much more secure than Windows PCs, something people overlook when complaining of hacking and viruses.

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TimmyB says:

Mike, you forgot to mention "Work all day and still have battery left!"

MetalMike901 says:

Absolutely! Newest CBs get 8 to 9 hrs under normal use, whereas my PC might get 2 or 3.

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NealJ777 says:

This.

I haven't touched my desktop PC in two weeks. I use the CB every day.

I can cast to Chromecast on my CB. My 10 year old PC (running Windows 7) won't give the Chromecast the time of day.

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iknownothing says:

I have a windows 7 desktop. It has an amd phenom II quad core, 6 gigs of ram, and a terabyte of memory. For my laptop I have a Chromebook. It does 99% of the things I need. For the one percent it can't do I use remote desktop. Not only does it fill all my laptop needs but, in this context, there is absolutely nothing that a windows laptop would do better than my Chromebook, at any price. So please, tell me how dumb an idea that is.

Tony Ak says:

Take my money now

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Mytwuk says:

It looks good

abtxpress says:

I use the hp chromebook 14. It's nice. Ubuntu for other needs. I'm on an anti Microsoft and apple kick this year. :-)

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ultravisitor says:

While I'm not a fan of this look for phones, I think it works for the Chromebook.

eahinrichsen says:

I'm with you.

Also, I think the stitched leather look works much better in black than in white.

jtc276 says:

Rumors point to an ARM processor, which is worthless to me. I'm very happy with my C720. That being said, this one is pretty good looking.

ChromeOS may not have the fully featured desktop programs that windows and Mac has. But it can still do everything on chromeOS that 99 percent users use it for. People who say chromebooks are stupid use there computer for couple other things, gaming and specialized school work. There a reason why companies are flooding to chromebooks, because its the cheapest, most secure system out there. Trust me life with no viruses is great.

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Zig261 says:

Then explain why Chromebooks are still less then 0.5% of the market.

Havohej says:

Because Chromebooks are not meant to replace every full featured PC? Duh

It is like asking: Why electric bicycles did not replace yet all bicycles and motorbikes? Well, because they are not meant to be a replacement in every case.

They are a niche product for people who can live with them. I was a long time non believer and even a basher and I bought the Acer 720 last December, since then only the wife has been using our Alienware and I've used the CB all the time.

ACADM says:

Chromebooks have only been out a few years, whereas Windows, Linux, and Apple have made PCs for decades.

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Jacques says:

Intrigued so far. I'm curious about its internals.

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eahinrichsen says:

I hope it's not limited to 2GB of RAM. I have a C720p with 2GB, and I wish the 4GB model had been available when I bought it. Performance isn't bad, but pages could render a little more smoothly. And as light as ChromeOS is, future upgrades will definitely make it progressively more memory-intensive.

MERCDROID says:

Yeah, while 2GB of RAM does get the job done, 4GB would make video playback more enjoyable.

eahinrichsen says:

You know, I've actually been really surprised by the quality of video playback. I figured that'd be the first thing to suffer, but it's been pretty smooth, both when playing locally and casting. It's image-heavy sites where I've run into choppy scrolling and hang time.

MERCDROID says:

Yeah, I think it's just the Samsung Chromebook that has the stuttering issue, due to the weak power of the Exynos 5250 (?) processor.

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SSG_Gunz says:

I bought the HP chrome book earlier this week in fear that my current lap top was going to crap out on me while I'm at school. I was a bit leary of getting one but the price of $229 made it a little bit easier to swallow. Needless to say my chrome book is awesome and incredibly fast for just having 2gb of RAM. The only issue I have is finding a decent video player app to watch my movies from my external drive. Other than that it was a great purchase. As for this samsung...I think the faux leather looks better on the GN3 but I would have to see it in person.

keith2k1 says:

I'm not a fan of Samsung but I would like to have this device. About the only time I don't have anyway of getting online is in the car...and even then, if needed, I can turn on my mobile hotspot. I think this product will be nice.

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Marco Giunta says:

HP11 still sexier... Anyone else?

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MERCDROID says:

It's definitely sexier, and you can get the LTE version for under 300 dollars. But, from what I've read, the performance could be better.

eahinrichsen says:

That, and I've just been burned by HP too many times. I've had so many problems with their PCs, peripherals, everything. I'm just not ready to trust them with a few hundred bucks, even though a Chromebook *should* be really hard to fuck up.

s2weden2000 says:

that´s right!

eszklar says:

Awesome - you're back. Haven't seen you on Engadget for a long time.

JaylanPHNX says:

I just got a tab pro 8.4 and the faux leather back is actually pretty sexy. It's classy and the texture is good for grip. On the Chromebook, it kinda looks a little like an attache case. It would be really cool if the bottom had the faux leather too, so it would look like an attache when folded.

bacchus258 says:

I think the faux leather looks good and sets it apart from the other Chromebooks and laptops on the market. One of these new Samsung Chromebooks will be my first Chromebook purchase.

Darth Spock says:

I like the light bar from my HP a lot.

MERCDROID says:

I bet that light bar screams sex appeal, lol.

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hatboysam says:

Love my current Samsung Chromebook. If it's anything near the $250 price I paid for that I'll be upgrading to this new sleek design for sure. Assume it's packing Haswell, which I've been waiting for.

MERCDROID says:

It's also rumored to have a higher-res display. If it does, then I expect the price to be around the 400 to 500 dollar price range.

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A895 says:

Oh noes!

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MasterElwood says:

I hope for 4GB, a better screen (maybe not even more resolution, but better colors/viewing angles/blacklevels), and an Exynos quad or octa core for 300 USD max.

THEN i gladly switch from my Series 3.

MERCDROID says:

Yeah, performance would trump screen resolution.

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zzzaac says:

I think it looks good, better than the previous one. You should see the hate coming from The Verge

savdini says:

Lots of fanboys over there..

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DAS says:

This article appears to be written with the intent, unnecessarily, of soliciting hate for the looks of the device.

The way something looks is so subjective and based on personal opinion. Judging from the comments it appears most of the posters like what Samsung has done with the device.

But then again, here is another article reporting rumors which if they prove to be false will only aid in creating disappointment for some because their expectations will not have been met.

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erstam says:

I could care less about the back material. It's fine though for me. I am really looking for a new gen of chromebook that's faster, but mostly just a bigger and higher quality screen. I am willing to pay a premium for it.

kitchin says:

I am very interested in this, as long as they bring the octa-core processor and the big-little goodness to the Chromebook. I would buy the hell out of a faux leather back though

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zackmack7 says:

I would love to have a Samsung Windows 8 PC that looked like this

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savdini says:

+1

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hopesrequiem says:

Hating chrome books is the latest troll here at android central. Would like to see 6gb of memory then I'll buy one asap. Faux leather looks good though

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MasterElwood says:

I don´t think you will ever notice a difference between 4 and 6GB. 6GB is overkill on ChromeOS.

4 vs 2 on the other hand: HUGE difference

savdini says:

There's no need for 8gb of ram.. It's a chromebook

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Mike A1 says:

i like it, kinda looks like a actual notebook (you know the kind you used a pen to write in. does that make me old if i still use them?) id buy it if its not a million dollars like all other samsung products.

Seems good but the price probably wont be

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daglesj says:

Will it still have a stick on Samsung letting thing going on?

I peeled all mine off the lid of my Chromebook. Looks nicer.

Stuman1 says:

Alright samsung enough with the faux leather backs.

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Chex313 says:

As soon as I find one with Has well, at least 4GB of RAM and an SSD I can upgrade...I'm in. I would prefer it to Samsung. I'm not sold on Acer QA.

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savdini says:

Why do you require those specific specs?

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K White1 says:

This looks nice, but I'm not a fan of faux-leather. If I wanted a portion of my devices covered in pleather, I'd buy a cheap fake leather case. Luckily, my current Samsung ChromeBook still works well.

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BasPilot says:

I love me this faked leather stuff. It's really nice feeling and it looks just a little more high class... and that's in my opinion only, but I"m tired of the shiny and the slick. We've done that... it's time for something new. And this leather stuff is the new thing. Even Carbon fiber has had its day. I hope my next device will have something like this one does too.

TenshiNo says:

You know, combined with the curves and such of the keyboard section, I actually think that's a damn nice looking piece of equipment. I understand that it might not be for everyone, but I actually kind of want one of these more now.

savdini says:

Looks bad ass! Love the leather look! Glad it's it real leather either, requires minimal care then

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W00fah says:

Looks awesome! Definitely hope to get one, if not at launch, soon after.

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