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Oct 11, 2019

Samsung Just Dropped the Latest Chromebook 4 and Chromebook 4+ Laptops

Samsung is on a roll as they have been releasing new smartphones and now, they are looking to make a mark in the Chromebook department as well. The new Chromebooks from Samsung pack a powerful CPU and decent storage that make it a very capable competitor to its Windows counterpart.

Samsung has recently announced that the launch of two new Chromebook offerings that come with fast performance and a revamped form factor, all while still being able to keep its affordable price tag, which makes sense since Chromebooks usually target students and users with low computing requirements.

The South Korean giant unveiled the Samsung Chromebook 4 and Chromebook 4+, and despite the friendly price tag, the company insists that they did not cut any corners. These new offerings target users who are looking for a computing solution that does not have a cheap look.

Both new Samsung Chromebooks have a premium look and feel to them but still retain their functionality. Looking closer, the base model Samsung Chromebook 4 features an 11.6-inch HD+ resolution panel while the Chromebook 4+ features a larger 15.6 inches with a full HD+ resolution panel. Both Chromebooks are lightweight as well with the former weighing just 2.6 pounds while the latter weights just 3.75 pounds.

Both models are going to be powered by the Intel Celeron N4000 and come with the option for either 4GB or 6GB of ROM and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. The Intel Celeron processor for both models run at a clock speed of 1.1GHz with Turbo Boost of 2.6GHz.

It would be best not to underestimate these new computers, considering that the applications on Chrome OS require very minimal computing power. The processor should be able to blow all applications thrown at it out of the water.

Both the Samsung Chromebook 4 and Chromebook 4+ have been equipped by the company with the latest connectivity features that make it a very capable machine. The Wi-Fi supports Gigabit protocol, allowing for faster file transfers and 4K resolution content.

The USB Type-C port serves as the charger but can also be used as a high-speed data transfer interface and as a display port for 4K-resolution display panels. Considering that these laptops can run Android apps, these can be connected to bigger displays for a better view of gameplay or for presentations.

The chassis looks premium, but feeling it reveals that it's made from brushed plastic, which is good since it helps maintain an elite look without the price tag. For DIY users, it's important to note that Samsung has hidden the screws for both laptops, so some difficulty may be encountered when opening it.

There's no word yet about availability in the Philippines, but it's already out for sale now in the United States, with the base model Chromebook 4 going for USD 229.99 (around PHP 11,000), and the Chromebook 4+ going for USD 299.99 (around PHP 15,500). Considering the amount of computing power and functionality both have to offer, the pricing can be considered a good deal.