Friday, June 15th 2018

Samsung Launches the Chromebook Plus (V2)

Samsung Electronics America, Inc., announced the Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2), a 2-in-1 convertible designed to help people get the most out of Chrome OS wherever life and work take them. Available at Best Buy starting June 24, the Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2) is equipped with a built-in pen and offers a light, thin and stylish design that delivers versatility, portability and a premium experience at a competitive price point.

"Today's consumers want to be able to maximize their communication while also expressing their creativity wherever they are, and the new Samsung Chromebook Plus fulfills that need, " said Alanna Cotton, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Samsung Electronics America. "For those who choose Chrome OS, we wanted to give them a lot of reasons to choose the new Samsung Chromebook Plus, as it is designed especially for people who never stop moving, to match their pace and magnify their creativity."
Delivering a Premium Chromebook Experience
As the number one leader in the premium Chromebook market according to NPD, Samsung's growth continues to take place in the context of the shift to the cloud and the ability of Chrome OS to serve as a more complete operating system. The Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2) positions Samsung to maintain its leadership in this space, packing in new functionality and delivering the premium experience many new Chromebook consumers are seeking - all while maintaining its competitive price point.

Built for Flexibility and Productivity
The Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2) puts productivity and entertainment at consumers' fingertips and at the tip of the built-in pen. At 2.91 pounds, its thin design makes it easy to slip into a bag and carry all day - or use throughout the day with its extended battery life. Flipping its 12.2" FHD 1920×1080 resolution screen transforms it from notebook to tablet to sketchbook - and back - with two cameras for making it easier to stay connected with friends and sharing with the world. Plus, Chrome OS helps users get more done by providing access to millions of Android apps on Google Play.
  • Front and Rear Facing Cameras to Stay Connected - Communicate visually with the 1M front-facing camera and a 13M F1.9 rear-facing camera with autofocus. Simply fold your laptop into tablet mode and capture your view from any angle. The front camera is ideal for video chats with classmates or clients, friends or family. Plus, store photos and videos right on your cloud.
  • Unleashing Creativity - The Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2) stands out by coming with a built-in pen. Experience the power and precision of the stylus. It's always with you when you need it, and it never needs charging. Write a note, sketch out an idea, edit a document, sign a document, or even use the pen to magnify small text and capture carefully cropped screenshots.
  • Do More, Store More - Tackle anything that comes your way, wherever you are, with more power and more storage. The upgraded Intel Celeron processor and long-lasting battery keep you going all day. In addition to users' personal cloud storage, the Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2) has 32GB of built-in storage, with the option to add up to 400GB with a microSD card (sold separately) - room for favorite photos, documents and music, as well as for storing movies to watch offline on the go.
  • Premium Design, Premium Experience - designed for comfort and peace of mind, with a curved-cap keyboard built to withstand spills up to 60 cc. The device's rounded edges offer users a comfortable grip whether it's being used as a notebook or a tablet. The Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2) offers even more functionality to users with multiple connected devices, including easy file sharing between Chromebook and mobile devices. Smart Lock from Google makes it easy to store and use passwords across your devices.
Availability
The Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2) will be available starting on June 24 at BestBuy.com and Best Buy stores, starting at $499.99.
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28 Comments on Samsung Launches the Chromebook Plus (V2)

#1
skates
What has happened to the pricing on Chrome Books? $500 for a Celeron processor, 4GB of memory and 32GB space. Doesn't sound like a great deal.
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#2
rk3066
Yea I remember paying less than $250... What happened

I can live without a touchscreen that's for sure for on a laptop
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#4
remixedcat
LOL I always thought chromebooks were pointless. Way overpriced at even 250USD. My Lenovo T430 was only 230 some and it's much nicer and has a real OS.
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#5
The Quim Reaper
it is designed especially for people who never stop moving, to match their pace and magnify their creativity.
..Bearded millennial hipster tossers then.
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#6
ShiBDiB
Smartphones and tablets destroyed the chromebook market before the first chromebook was even released. I don't get why it's still a thing.
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#7
rk3066
But But Chromebooks get better Batt-Life then most laptops
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#9
R0H1T
ShiBDiB said:
Smartphones and tablets destroyed the chromebook market before the first chromebook was even released. I don't get why it's still a thing.
Wanna try that again :rolleyes: 5 Chromebooks in the top 20 laptops sold on Amazon, also 5 again in the top 25 for Amazon UK.

There's also the upcoming Fuchsia which could merge Android & Chrome OS, much like Apple's planning to do.
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Caring1
R0H1T said:
Wanna try that again :rolleyes: 5 chrome books in the top 20 laptops sold on Amazon, also 5 again in the top 25 for Amazon UK.

That's a bad failed attempt at refuting facts.
You selected a search only for Laptops … duh!
All that proves is there are a lot of dumb people that only look at price when making a purchase.
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#11
R0H1T
Caring1 said:
That's a bad failed attempt at refuting facts.
You selected a search only for Laptops … duh!
All that proves is there are a lot of dumb people that only look at price when making a purchase.
So Chromebooks aren't laptops? Also lots of Chromebooks are reasonably expensive.

What you didn't get, I assume you missed my point, is that smartphones & especially tablets haven't made Chromebooks irrelevant because they're not targeting the Chromebook audience. A Chromebook is a cheap web/media consumption device, a modern day netbook, & they'll remain relevant so long as they're cheap (for the low end models) & Google continues to develop Chrome OS, or Fuchsia in the future. Did I mention the battery life?
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#12
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
Caring1 said:
That's a bad failed attempt at refuting facts.
You selected a search only for Laptops … duh!
All that proves is there are a lot of dumb people that only look at price when making a purchase.
Wonder how many of them got returned because they have no idea wtf they just bought.
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#13
lexluthermiester
skates said:
What has happened to the pricing on Chrome Books? $500 for a Celeron processor, 4GB of memory and 32GB space. Doesn't sound like a great deal.
Right? In this case, you're not paying for the tech, you're paying for Samsung's name. Looks like they have achieved their goal of being another "Apple". Sad really.. And seriously, it's ChromeOS. Why use that crap in the first place?
The Quim Reaper said:
..Bearded clueless millennial hipster tossers then
You left something out.. Fixed.
rk3066 said:
But But Chromebooks get better Batt-Life then most laptops
That's a load of nonsense. Battery life is on par with other, similar non-ChromeOS laptops..
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#14
lynx29
ShiBDiB said:
Smartphones and tablets destroyed the chromebook market before the first chromebook was even released. I don't get why it's still a thing.
I have a cheap Chromebook that I only turn on once every 2-3 weeks to pay my bills online. It is a nice secure ecosystem. where as with Win 10, I take it everywhere, its exposed to other people, if its stolen I don't have to worry about anything, etc.

that is all Chromebook is good for imo. on win 10 laptop i use firefox only. so like i said, never have to worry about someone hacking me, stealing it physically, etc. chromebook is kept in a safe.
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#15
lexluthermiester
lynx29 said:
It is a nice secure ecosystem.
Except that ChromeOS isn't all that secure. Although, if that is all you're doing with it chances are your exposure is minimal. Still, rooted Android properly secured would be far better. And better still would be an inexpensive laptop with almost any variant of Linux. Security-wise, that would be best.
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#16
R-T-B
The Quim Reaper said:
..Bearded millennial hipster tossers then.
*Looks at self*

*checks computer*

Nope sorry dude. That things junk.

lexluthermiester said:
You left something out.. Fixed.
I think "clueless" is enough on it's own. What's with the beard obsession? And how do beards have anything to do with "people who never stop moving?"

Honestly this sounds like a thinly veiled politcal statement of some kind... :rolleyes:

lexluthermiester said:
Still, rooted Android properly secured would be far better. And better still would be an inexpensive laptop with almost any variant of Linux. Security-wise, that would be best.
Depends. You need to know how to keep that rooted android or Linux up to date or it does next to nothing, of course.
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#17
lynx29
lexluthermiester said:
Except that ChromeOS isn't all that secure. Although, if that is all you're doing with it chances are your exposure is minimal. Still, rooted Android properly secured would be far better. And better still would be an inexpensive laptop with almost any variant of Linux. Security-wise, that would be best.
I have considered moving to a Ubuntu "book", but yeah i mean its never turned on or online, except once a month... as long as i keep chrome OS updated im sure ill be fine. i always rock beta channel, and always update before i login to pay my financials.
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#18
lexluthermiester
R-T-B said:
Depends. You need to know how to keep that rooted android or Linux up to date or it does next to nothing, of course.
Android, you're effectively safe for a few years if properly secured. With Linux, it's a better outlook, especially if you use a distro that has long-term-support.
lynx29 said:
I have considered moving to a Ubuntu "book", but yeah i mean its never turned on or online, except once a month...
I understood you. Linux Mint is my current fav and has been for several years, mostly because it's very solid and yet still flexible by design. It's Ubuntu based, but goes in a few very good and key directions. Easily surpasses ChromeOS in both security and versatility. What most don't know is that, like Android, ChromeOS is Linux kernel based. However, in an effort to commercialize Google has deliberately opened, or failed to close, vulnerabilities that make it unappealing for those who understand an appreciate the finer points which make Linux a great OS.
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#19
R-T-B
lexluthermiester said:
Android, you're effectively safe for a few years if properly secured
I mean, looking at the recent android vulnerabilities I'm not sure I'd go that far, but if your point was it's a more secure out of the box implementation than plain linux, that's a fair point.
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#20
lynx29
lexluthermiester said:
Android, you're effectively safe for a few years if properly secured. With Linux, it's a better outlook, especially if you use a distro that has long-term-support.

I understood you. Linux Mint is my current fav and has been for several years, mostly because it's very solid and yet still flexible by design. It's Ubuntu based, but goes in a few very good and key directions. Easily surpasses ChromeOS in both security and versatility. What most don't know is that, like Android, ChromeOS is Linux kernel based. However, in an effort to commercialize Google has deliberately opened, or failed to close, vulnerabilities that make it unappealing for those who understand an appreciate the finer points which make Linux a great OS.
Let's say I move to Ubuntu as I have been planning to do, can I still use Chrome within Ubuntu? I am one of those lazy people who stores passwords on Chrome. :p
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#21
lexluthermiester
R-T-B said:
I mean, looking at the recent android vulnerabilities I'm not sure I'd go that far
I would. On two of my main Android based devices, I'm still running 4.4R5 and 4.4.4 respectively. Both have an IPTables based firewalls installed, adblocker, all Google apps removed except GooglePlay and it's services, Chrome replaced with other browsers.
lynx29 said:
Let's say I move to Ubuntu as I have been planning to do, can I still use Chrome within Ubuntu? I am one of those lazy people who stores passwords on Chrome. :p
I would recommend Iron. It's based on Chrome and has all the same functionality, including plugins, but is focused on privacy and security.
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#22
Caring1
R-T-B said:
What's with the beard obsession? And how do beards have anything to do with "people who never stop moving?"

Honestly this sounds like a thinly veiled politcal statement of some kind... :rolleyes:
Well this aint Sparta, time to stop looking like an extra from the Village People and cough up for a razor I say. :laugh:
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#23
R-T-B
lexluthermiester said:
I would. On two of my main Android based devices, I'm still running 4.4R5 and 4.4.4 respectively. Both have an IPTables based firewalls installed, adblocker, all Google apps removed except GooglePlay and it's services, Chrome replaced with other browsers.
I guess if you don't use bluetooth or care about wifi encryption, it's ok... Those are the two big ones I'm aware of.

Caring1 said:
Well this aint Sparta, time to stop looking like an extra from the Village People and cough up for a razor I say. :laugh:
Never!

In all seriousness, not having a multifoot long beard that looks decent is actually harder than just shaving every day. Not saying I qualify, but...
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#24
lexluthermiester
R-T-B said:
I guess if you don't use bluetooth or care about wifi encryption, it's ok...
Bluetooth isn't a problem as it can be firewalled also. As for Wifi, all levels of WPA are vulnerable to some extent on all platforms.
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#25
R-T-B
lexluthermiester said:
As for Wifi, all levels of WPA are vulnerable to some extent on all platforms.
I mean, yeah, but this is like theoretical vs WEP level exploitability. Literally anyone can read the transmitted data from your older devices.

lexluthermiester said:
Bluetooth isn't a problem as it can be firewalled also.
Firewalling won't prevent a remote rooting of your device, you need to shut it off completely... but we're getting really off topic.
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