New Samsung Chromebook 2 leaks, faux leather treatment in tow

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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19 Comments

1. TheWolfpacker

Posts: 44; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

One word, why.

5. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 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: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

That actually looks sexy.

11. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

they should have used this on the s5

3. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

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

4. jromy

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

2014 answered, wtf is a blackberry?

16. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Let me get that burn cream...

18. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

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

19. g2a5b0e unregistered

Winner, Winner, chicken dinner!!!

6. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 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: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 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.

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Not a fan but somebody might like it.

10. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 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: Apr 04, 2013

Alot of lower end cars use the same plsticy faux leather like mazda, ford and toyota

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