Samsung has pulled the wraps from the Chromebook 3 and this was one of the few launches that was low key and didn’t actually garner much attention. The product itself is a 2.5-pound notebook constructed with reinforced metal body and a 11-inch display set to resolve at 1366 x 768 pixels.
The Chromebook 3 is powered by the Intel Celeron N3050 and will be made available in both 2GB/3GB RAM configurations. On the storage front, the Chromebook 3 offers 16GB of on board storage. The laptop is well endowed connectivity wise as it comes with Bluetooth 4.0, 720p Webcam, USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 Port and an HDMI out.
The keyboard ergonomics seems something that the Samsung has attended to and as a result the keyboard comes with UL certified keycaps and the display is hinged to offer a tilt of 180-degrees. The best part of the Chromebook 3 is the 33Wh battery pack that is expected to last for a whopping 11-hours.
It is refreshing to see manufactures actually coming up with the Chrome version of their laptops, as we recently reported Lenovo ThinkPad 13 will be offered with Chrome. Although some might question the very existence of Chromebooks it still is a very peppy OS that suits the Internet using needs. I had used the Chromebook for nearly an year and apart from the dearth of apps browsing experience was flawless in fact it was way better than the other operating systems. On the contrary it would be great if Google tweaks its Software for Hardware policy so that the Chrome machines can accommodate both Chrome OS and Windows 10.
The Chromebook 3 is expected to hit the shelves in early 2016 and will start selling across multiple sales channel including Samsung.com.