Samsung’s $430 Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 is aimed at students

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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 360a arrival in the US market today as a 2-in-1 version of the Chromebook 2, with student-friendly pricing and features. The key feature is a 12.4-inch 2560 x 1600 WQXGA touchscreen display that can produce 340 nits of brightness, making it decently viewable in direct sunlight. Depending on the position, this allows you to use it in laptop, tent or flat tablet mode.

It’s designed to be durable and impact resistant and is relatively lightweight at 1.28 kg (about 2.8 pounds), with a relatively slim 16.9mm profile and smaller bezels. On the connection side, you get a pair of USB Type-C, a USB 3.2 type A, a microSD slot and a headphone / microphone port. For all distance learning activities, it offers a decent 720P front-facing webcam.

Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 is coming to the US starting at $430

The WiFi 6 feature should provide fast connection speeds at school or in the dorm. If you want even better connectivity and have a mobile plan that allows for additional devices, you can add LTE connectivity. Samsung also offers some Galaxy-related features like Nearby Share and Phone Hub that let you control your smartphone even if it’s buried in a backpack.

Other than that, the Chromebook 2 360 isn’t exactly a spec monster. It comes with 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM (8GB optional), up to 128GB of storage, an Intel Celeron N4500 processor (with Intel UHD graphics), and a 45.5Wh battery. However, these specs are a good fit for Chrome OS and its ecosystem of Chrome and Android apps. The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 goes on sale today from $430 for the 4GB/64GB Wi-Fi 6 model. We don’t have pricing on the LTE model yet, but it’s an £80 (around $100) upgrade in the UK.

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