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[RT] Samsung Unveils Chromebook 2 With Full HD Display

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The 13.3-inch Chromebook 2 features a best-in-class, Full HD (1920x1080) display with 250nit brightness, perfect for viewing photos, video and more. It is also optimized for Google+ Hangouts messaging and video calling with enhanced audio quality on high-power speakers (2Wx2) and a noise reducing array microphone, helping conversations come alive on the high-resolution screen.

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Never saw the point in chromebooks, they display identical content to a tablet but with a much more limited app store. Keyboard isnt anything special either as you can get one for any of the popular tablets. So you end up with more limitations than a tablet, in the form factor of a laptop- which you can buy ones for $300, pointless in my eyes.
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its 300 bucks, there is nothing to complain about.

 
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It's $400 for the 1080p display model. $320 for the other one. Just curious, who buys this type of product?
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its 300 bucks, there is nothing to complain about.

What the hell is wrong with manufactures still using that crappy 1366x768 res. At least offer a 1600x900 res.
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It's $400 for the 1080p display model. $320 for the other one. Just curious, who buys this type of product?
People who just use a computer to check their mail etc.
I've bought the chromebook for my boss, grandfather and ex-gf and they were all very pleased and happy with the purchase. They don't use anything but browsing or online music kind of stuff. Lightweight, inexpensive, maintenance-free and simple.
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The specs are horrid for the price...

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If only it had a ATOM CPU you can install Windows 8 and have a fantastic lightweight laptop.
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The specs are horrid for the price...


Were you really expecting them to put a haswell chip in there and still sell it for $300?
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What the hell is wrong with manufactures still using that crappy 1366x768 res. At least offer a 1600x900 res.

A 768p panel on a 11-11.6" laptop are more than passable. Pretty crisp actually.
Issues start when manufacturers are cutting corners using them on 14-15" machines.

And I agree that a chromebook @ $300 is "expensive", but sub $200 models are available and are pretty decent for the price.
I got a Samsung 3, an ARM based uber simple one with 2GB RAM/16GB SSD - factory refurbished - for $135, and works wonders tethered with my Note II.
A perfect forum/blogging/typing companion for the price. The keyboard is far superior in feel to any tablet-oriented BT accessory, and the whole thing was not that much more expensive than a keyboard cover for a Surface Pro (which was a for-runner in my quest for a super-portable).

ARM makes it harder to run full Ubuntu on it (OS runs fine, but not all apps are re-compiled from x86 versions), but many Haswell based x86 chromebooks do (with some battery life limitations over the super-lite exynos). Libre-office is available after you jump some hoops tho, and switching between ubunty (Crubuntu) and ChromeOS is instant (no rebooting required, which would be seconds eitherway).

As chromebook circles describe it, its 80% of a MBA, for 20% the price, and for 95% of the users, I could claim it can be 99% of a MBA.
And sorry, you don't get 2lbs class, 8hr battery life Win-tel laptops for $400.
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Were you really expecting them to put a haswell chip in there and still sell it for $300?

Haswell chromebooks retail for far less.
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