Samsung’s New Chromebook Pro Finally Gets a Price Tag and for a Chromebook, It Isn’t Cheap
Samsung’s Chromebook Pro is one example where a Chromebook can be outfitted with powerful internals in order to deliver that slight performance bump to users to come on par with different notebook offerings. Chromebooks are targeted to students and casual users who need to get a small amount of word processing done or browse the web a little, but the Chromebook Pro delivers a few extras for when you need them the most. The price tag of the notebook has allegedly been unveiled, but from a Chromebook user’s perspective, it isn’t priced at an affordable range.
Chromebook Pro Priced at $549 for the Base Model – Chromebook Plus Priced Slightly Less With a Small Performance Trade-Off
There were two models showcased at the CES 2017 trade show; the Chromebook Pro and the Chromebook Plus. The Chromebook Pro comes with slightly better hardware, which is why it comes with a higher price tag than the Chromebook Plus (via Chrome Unboxed). For the price of $549, you get an Intel Core m3 processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. The screen size of the Chromebook itself is a 12.3-inch form factor and it is actually a 2-in-1 that features a stylus which behaves in the same manner as it would on your Galaxy Note.
Its resolution measures at 2400 x 1600, giving it a crispy result. If you’re looking for a cheaper solution, then you can opt to pre-order the Chromebook Plus, which carries a price of $449. The only difference separating these two models is that the Chromebook Plus features an ARM processor and the $100 premium for the Chromebook Pro will get you a faster processor. Chromebook Pro’s OS is definitely light on the resources so it won’t be taxing Intel’s Core M3 processor unless you’re really pushing your luck.
From a Chromebook user’s point of view, the Chromebook Pro definitely offers more to consumers on the table then what they would actually need, but does it justify the $549 price tag? Let us know your thoughts in the comments right away.