September 30, 2020

Samsung announces Chromebook Pro and Chromebook Plus at CES 2017

56350465South Korean electronics giant Samsung has announced its Chromebook Pro and Chromebook Plus at CES 2017. The new Chromebooks from Samsung offer 360-degree rotating touchscreen, built-in digitized pen and a lightweight metal design.

Both the Chromebooks feature a 12.3-inch LED display with 2400×1600 pixel resolution. The devices offer 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. On the connectivity front, they offer 2 USB Type-C ports which support charging, 4K video output, a MicroSD Card Reader, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The company claims that the Chromebooks offer up to 8 hours of battery life.

The only difference between the two devices is of the processor. The Samsung Chromebook Plus is OP1 Hexa-core (Dual A72, Quad A53) processor. On the other hand, the Chromebook Pro is powered by an Intel Core M3 processor.

The Chromebooks flaunt an all metal body and the pen comes with pre-installed Google Keep for notetaking and Samsung ArtCanvas for drawing. The new pen comes with a 0.7mm pen tip and is also pressure sensitive.

The company has not revealed the price of the devices but they will go on sale in February this year.

The South Korean giant also showcased its Quantum Dot curved monitor at the event. The monitor comes in 27-inch and 31.5-inch variants.

Both variants have WQHD 2560×1440 pixel resolution, along with 1800R curvature and ultrawide 178-degree viewing angle.
Samsung CH711 flaunts a White-coloured chassis and has a three-sided Boundless design, which the company claims neatly hides all connecting cables.

Along with the CH711, Samsung also displayed three new Quantum Dot curved monitors, including the gaming-centric CFG70 and workplace-focused CF791. The CFG70 was announced back in August this year. However, there is nothing known about the pricing and availability of these.