It’s been about four years since a Samsung Chromebook hit the shelves and now the company is finally back.
Meet the Samsung Chromebook 4 laptop, which, to reflect the changes of the market, brings much sleeker looks and two size options: 11.6-inch Chromebook 4 and 15.6-inch Chromebook 4 Plus.
Starting at $229 for the smaller model and at $299 for the 15.6-inch one, this clearly won’t shock anyone with high-end design but it’s a clear improvement from its predecessor, with slimmer bezels and an overall sleeker finish.
However, the Chromebook 4 11.6-inch model still keeps the 1366 x 768 display resolution from its predecessor, while the Chromebook 4 Plus LED display ups it to 1080p.
Under the hood, both models use Celeron N4000 processors and share a 39 Wh battery – the smaller one will sport around 12.5 hours of battery life, while its big brother will understandably drop that to 10.5 hours.
In terms of RAM, there is the option of either 4GB or 6GB LPDDR4 memory, and the storage is the standard for Chromebooks – 32 GB or 64 GB eMMC with a microSD card slot.
On the connectivity front, both laptops charge via USB-C, with the smaller model sporting a single one and the Chromebook 4 Plus adding another USB-C port. There is also a USB Type-A port and the headphone jack.
If you’re in the market for an affordable laptop, both the Chromebook 4 and the 4 Plus are already on sale on Samsung.com.
Just don’t get confused and order the Chromebook 3 just because, for some reason, it’s $229 as well.