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Samsung Chromebook 2 Prices Start At $320, Says Latest Leak

Were the Samsung Chromebook 2 a boat it would be careening towards the bottom of the ocean with gusto right about now; the leaks just keep on coming.  

Following our first glimpses of the device, in all its resplendent/tacky (delete as applicable) faux-leather casing glory at the weekend, a new snatch of info adds purported prices to the mix.

Confirming information inadvertently ‘leaked’ by American retailer B&H last week, the Samsung Chromebook 2 will come in two different sized models:

  • 11.6-inch (1366×1080) at $319.99
  • 13.3-inch (1920×1080) at $399.99

Both devices will be powered by Exynos 5 Octa processors — in keeping with previous reports. 

All of this information comes from a post published on, and subsequently pulled from, tech site Ubergizmo.

That article also says that Samsung will bundle “software worth more than $100” on the devices for free. It’s not exactly clear what ‘software’ this is, but it may be  a mangled reference to the 100GB Google Drive offer all new Chromebooks are eligible for.

No other details were included in this specific article.

Piecing Together The Rest

The prices listed by Ubergizmo do chime with the prices listed on the B&H website. Those listings touted the 11.6-inch version at the lower price of $299.99, with 4GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD.

The 13.3-inch model matched the $399.99 relayed in this latest leak.

More information as and when we hear it. 

  • Sean Lumly

    This is music to my ears. The size options are great, the devices look gorgeous (similar to the 9-series), and the price is right. I hope they feature good performance as well. Oh, and I hope the rumours are either true, or worse than the final product!

  • luca

    do you know when they will be released in UK?

    • http://omgubuntu.co.uk/ Joey-Elijah Sneddon

      Most devices seem to come to the UK a month or two after US. If these land in April stateside then May is most likely. But that’s *just* a guess.

  • Curtis Mitchell

    Me: buys HP 14. Two days later, a 1080p chromebook leaks. Curse you computer gods!

    • http://www.dahayden.com/ David Alastair Hayden

      It may not be available for months yet, if that makes you feel any better.

  • FirstLine

    11.6-inch (1366×720) at $319.99*

    I wish OEMs would stop with the 720p screens.

    • http://www.dahayden.com/ David Alastair Hayden

      It’s okay on an 11.6 inch screen. What’s horrifying are the 14 inch devices with that resolution! I have the HP 11 and the screen is nice, though not great, because while it is 1366×768, it is bright and IPS.

  • JPB

    ” Samsung will bundle “software worth more than $100” on the devices for free. ”

    I just knew Sammy couldn’t resist putting crapware on a device. I’d pass unless I can be 100% assured that it is deletable.

    • bozzykid

      I doubt they are putting anything on the Chromebook. We have not seen Google allow that. It is surely a Google Drive offer.

      • JPB

        This would be okay so long as it isn’t irrevocably stealing Google Drive space from me. Samsung’s stealing your space is legendary in its Android offerings.

        • bozzykid

          Huh? Almost every Chromebook comes with a Google Drive extra storage option for 2 years. I don’t see how this would be any different.

    • http://www.dahayden.com/ David Alastair Hayden

      What crapware could they actually install on a Chromebook? And if there is such a thing, it should be incredibly easy to remove permanently.

  • http://www.dahayden.com/ David Alastair Hayden

    The specs seem very nice, but I’d love to have a higher definition screen on the 11.6, and I’ll be waiting to see if we’re talking bright IPS panels or dull, cheap panels. I very much prefer the look of my HP 11. And I’m not going to replace it with something that doesn’t have an equally good or better screen and keyboard, despite the internals.

  • Deeko

    What is a 1366 by 1080 screen!? Is that a typo?

    • Anton Voloshin

      It is. Other sources say that there’s 1366*768 one.