Samsung announces faster Chromebook Plus V2, coming to Best Buy soon

Samsung's Chromebook Plus (V2) gets turbocharged with an Intel processor

The V2 will run on an Intel Celeron Processor 3965Y to boost the speed from last year's model, which ran on an ARM processor, according to Samsung's press release.

Last year's Samsung Chromebook Plus was an excellent premium Chromebook with a dazzling screen, solid build and compelling features.

Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 is placed at a competitive price of $499.99.

The rest of the specs are at the very least adequate, from a 13MP rear-facing shooter with autofocus to a basic 1MP front camera, 4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, microSD support, two USB-C ports, one USB 3.0, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Samsung has announced an upgrade to its Chromebook Plus laptop. The Chromebook Plus (V2) is now powered by a lower-end Celeron processor, which should mean that the device will be faster than its predecessor.

"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, SVP and GM for Samsung Electronics America. Since this is the world of capturing pictures and communicating more via creative expressions, the Chromebook Plus V2 is packed with a rear camera. There are stereo speakers built in to the Chromebook Plus V2, and the curved cap keyboard can withstand spills up to 60cc. It has a 16:10 aspect ratio. Additionally, it still comes with a 1-megapixel front-facing camera for making video calls, but Samsung has added a second camera on the back.

Chrome OS devices started getting access to Android Apps from Google's Play Store a couple years ago, and some Chromebooks have been steadily blurring the line between the two operating systems ever since.

Chromebook Plus V2 will be available starting this month at Best Buy for $499. The Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2) offers even more functionality to users with multiple connected devices, including easy file sharing between Chromebook and mobile devices.

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