Samsung launches Chromebook Plus V2 with built-in pen

Samsung's Chromebook Plus (V2) gets turbocharged with an Intel processor

The front-facer is a 1-megapixel (MP) affair, with the rear camera boasting 13MP and benefiting from auto-focus.

Considering that starting tag, the refreshed 12.2-incher's list of features is certainly not bad, including everything from a Full HD touchscreen to an upgraded Intel Celeron processor (3965Y), two cameras, and a "long-lasting" battery. This year's v2 uses a 12.2-inch display with a standard 1080p resolution, while the original model came with a 12.3-inch panel with a higher 2,400 x 1,600-pixel resolution.

The new Chromebook comes loaded with a built-in pen and offers a light and thin design language.

The new Samsung Chromebook Plus (2018) can now behave like your personal magnified camera.

Samsung is pushing itself further into the Chromebook market with the announcement of the Chromebook Plus V2. Dubbed Chromebook Plus v2, the second-generation model gets a bump in processing power, adds a secondary camera, and comes with a more comfortable and durable keyboard that makes this unit a great option in the education segment when it goes on sale on June 24. Since this is the world of capturing pictures and communicating more via creative expressions, the Chromebook Plus V2 is packed with a rear camera.

Beyond specs, the hardware is capable of the same transformation from laptop into tablet, but maybe more importantly, you'll still get the S Pen experience you had a year ago. It also benefits from a curved-cap keyboard that promises to be able to deal with small liquid spillages of up to 60cc.

Since it is a Chromebook, it runs on Chrome OS, which comes loaded with lots of apps and access to Google Play Store. That Celeron processor is also paired with 4GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 615, 32GB of expandable storage (up to 400GB via microSD), and a 39Wh battery. The 2-in-1 device also has two USB Type-C ports that will allow users to output the laptop to a 4K display and a single USB 3.0 port.

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