Who wants to buy a Samsung notebook knows that surely will not find it in Europe, since a few years ago the Korean company has “narrowed” the distribution of its laptops to the American market. E ‘for this reason that, if you look for the new Samsung Chromebook 3 (just one launched recently at CES 2016 in Las Vegas) you can find it only in the US online shop. After about two months in advance, it will start the official distribution of the new Chromebook priced at $ 199.
This is the entry-level model (XE500C13 code) with a 11.6 inch HD display (1366 x 768 pixels), Intel Celeron dual-core N3050 (Braswell) to 2.6GHz, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. SKU of the other, the one with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM, less common and more attractive, there is no sign for now but Samsung has ensured that will soon be on the market for a few dollars more. For now, however, no date or price.
The data sheet for the Samsung Chromebook 3 does not have anything special, except a few specific that helps him stand out from the competition. Supports networks WiFi 802.11ac 2 x 2, has a USB 3.0 port (which is always handy) over the USB 2.0 and a matte display, he loved and hated equally. Do not miss the usual Bluetooth module 4.0, stereo speakers, an HDMI port and a microSD card slot to expand the internal memory.
Chromebook 3 is intended for the education market, schools and public institutions, but would find suitable also for professionals who often work in the cloud. The points in its favor are the magnesium chassis, which gives resistance by sacrificing a bit ‘overall dimensions (17 mm thickness 1.1 kg in weight), the fanless design and long battery life (at least 11 hours with a 33 Wh battery ).