The Samsung Chromebook Plus, first announced at CES 2017, is a hybrid laptop capable of flipping round to become a handheld tablet. There are a number of reasons to get interested in this new device, for example the compact slim line design or the class leading screen but the real breakthrough is the out of the box support for Android applications.
Chromebooks have built up a steady following over the years but they have always ended up in a certain niche. The always online cloud based approach is good for security and collaboration but also somewhat limiting in what you can really usefully do. By introducing Android application compatibility the Chromebook world has got a whole lot more interesting.
There is an alternative version featuring an Intel M3 processor, check out the Pro model here.
The Chromebook Plus has been getting some welcome attention thanks to it’s compact and lightweight design. The thin premium build makes it stand out from the competition right now, but this does come at a price. Some people find the shape a little off putting, the screen is an unusual 3:2 ratio making it a squarer shape. Whilst this is surprises some expecting a more normal 16:9 laptop type screen ratio it actually makes sense when you remember this is designed to work as a tablet with full access to Android tablet applications.
Should I buy the ?The Chromebook plus is available in the US from Amazon.com and the like. We have no official confirmation for a UK release date. Some UK people have imported them from the US and this seems to work quite well. You can pay all import duty upfront with Amazon.com and they'll safely ship it to your door. Expect it to take about ten days. If you are having some doubts about this purchase then why not read some real owner reviews and see what other buyers think.
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|Camera||720p HD Camera|
|CPU||OP1. Hexa-core (Dual A72 Quad A53)|
|Ports||Headphones · MicroSD · USB-C|
|Screen Resolution||2400 x 1600|
|Sensors||Accelerometer · Gyro|
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The Plus is good for casual use, but if you need to take it up a notch, the Pro is the way to go.
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