After being announced at CES in January, the much anticipated Samsung Chromebook Pro is finally available for pre-order. The bigger, more powerful brother of the Chromebook Plus, which is already available, can be ordered on Amazon for $549.99 and it will ship starting May 28th. The Chromebook Pro is one of just a handful of Chrome OS devices that can run Android apps and with some pretty serious specs for a Chromebook, it will have the horsepower to run the core OS and these apps with no trouble.
In case you don’t remember, the Chromebook Pro is powered by the Intel Core M3 6Y30 processor with integrated Intel graphics. The processor is clocked at 2.2GHz and is coupled with 4GB of RAM (LPDDR3 for those interested). It has 32GB of internal storage which is generally more than enough for a Chromebook and has a 12.3″ touchscreen that renders Quad HD resolution. That display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and there is an digitized stylus that comes with it.
The Samsung Chromebook Pro uses USB-C for its charging, following the requirements from Google that all new-for-2017 Chromebooks use this new standard. It comes with 802.11 ac Wi-Fi,
Bluetooth 4.0 and all the other normal Chromebook features like a webcam and a 3.5mm audio jack. Samsung indicates that the battery life of the Chromebook Pro is 8 hours.
Like the Chromebook Plus, the Pro has a 360-degree rotating display so you can use it in a laptop configuration or as a slate.
While the Plus has been well received, it has been noted that it lacks horsepower at times. With the Intel M3 processor in the Pro, that should be a non-issue as it will be able to keep up with whatever you have going on.
Head over to Amazon to pre-order your Samsung Chromebook Pro. Quantities will be limited and pre-orders will take priority over those who wait until May 28th to order. Remember that your credit card won’t be charged until the Chromebook ships and you can cancel up to that date with no questions asked.