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New Samsung Chromebook 2 leaks, faux leather treatment in tow

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New Samsung Chromebook 2 leaks, faux leather treatment in tow
The styling Samsung applied to the Galaxy Note 3, and the new Galaxy TabPRO and NotePRO, will not be limited to Android powered device line.

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.


source: @evleaks (Twitter)

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posted on 02 Mar 2014, 22:22

1. TheWolfpacker (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


One word, why.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 22:45 13

5. Bootutu (Posts: 189; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Looks stylish, sophisticated and professional.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 23:04 5

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.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:31

13. vincelongman (Posts: 1314; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Well you shouldn't really be complaining since its only $250

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:54 2

14. SleepingOz (unregistered)


I wasn't really complaining, you know.
I do like it.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 22:25 11

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8658; Member since: 14 May 2012)


That actually looks sexy.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 23:58 1

11. LiyanaBG (Posts: 346; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


they should have used this on the s5

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 22:39 2

3. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 165; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


2008 called, the Blackberry Bold wants it's faux leather back back.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 22:43 29

4. jromy (Posts: 113; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)


2014 answered, wtf is a blackberry?

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 05:45 3

16. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Let me get that burn cream...

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 07:06

18. PorkyBurger (Posts: 234; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Apply hot water to the burnt area. It should help.

posted on 04 Mar 2014, 14:17

19. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2355; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Winner, Winner, chicken dinner!!!

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 22:51 1

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.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 00:12

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.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 23:32

8. toink (unregistered)


The bandaid inspired back cover on the S5 would probably look better on a laptop than a smartphone.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 23:37

9. Taters (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Not a fan but somebody might like it.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 23:58

10. SonyPS4 (Posts: 256; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Looks nice. Is it same type of leather use in car seat.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 05:06

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.

posted on 03 Mar 2014, 05:48 2

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

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