New Samsung Chromebook 2 leaks, faux leather treatment in tow
Samsung is working on a successor to its Chromebook. Chromebooks are known for quick start times, and affordable price points (except for maybe the Chromebook Pixel). Given the form factor of the current Samsung Chromebook, we are not sure what the second generation device will have in store for us.
The current model packs a dual-core Samsung Exynos 5 CPU, Bluetooth 3.0, 2GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD. Wi-Fi connects the user to the internet and Google Drive, of which 100GB of space is included with the Chromebook. It is light too, under 2.5 pounds, with a battery big enough to offer about 6 hours of use.
Whatever the Samsung Chromebook 2 brings to the table, we are sure it will be improvements to some degree across the board, like Bluetooth 4.0 LE, faster processor, and maybe some more RAM or storage (though that is not a priority for Chromebooks).
The styling of the current generation Chromebook is not what one would call fresh however, so while we expect to see a number of hardware improvements, the faux-leather treatment that Samsung has been applying to much of its Galaxy line of devices is part of the package. The design feature will lend a nice look to the new Chromebook which will hopefully not impact the current $250 price tag too much.
Samsung Chromebook 2
source: @evleaks (Twitter)
5. Bootutu (Posts: 189; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
Looks stylish, sophisticated and professional.
7. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Right! Would be better if it was real leather but I don't mind. I've always wanted the leather finish on a notebook.
13. vincelongman (Posts: 1314; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Well you shouldn't really be complaining since its only $250
14. SleepingOz (unregistered)
I wasn't really complaining, you know.
I do like it.
3. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 165; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
2008 called, the Blackberry Bold wants it's faux leather back back.
18. PorkyBurger (Posts: 234; Member since: 18 May 2013)
Apply hot water to the burnt area. It should help.
6. nlbates66 (Posts: 303; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)
don't mind the look, but can't stand the idea of ever needing to show my mother or father how to use such an OS.
12. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 342; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
Agreed. I want a Chromebook for my Dad but I don't know if he could handle the change.
8. toink (unregistered)
The bandaid inspired back cover on the S5 would probably look better on a laptop than a smartphone.
10. SonyPS4 (Posts: 256; Member since: 21 May 2013)
Looks nice. Is it same type of leather use in car seat.
15. SleepingOz (unregistered)
For this price, I don't think so.
It's faux leather, basically plastic but it does look nice and have a nice feel too.
17. Just.Saying (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)
Alot of lower end cars use the same plsticy faux leather like mazda, ford and toyota