Samsung has been rumored to be working on a high-end Chromebook device for the past few months, and now new evidence has surfaced detailing just that. An upcoming product called “Samsung Chromebook Pro” was listed on some websites like B&H and Adorama adding credibility to previous rumors.
The Samsung Chromebook Pro, which was previously codenamed as Kevin, hasn’t been confirmed by Samsung yet but its listed to be available starting on October 24 from the B&H listing. The listing has already been taken down, so there’s a possibility that the release date will change. Photos of the device was published online by Chrome Unboxed before the listing was taken down.
As for the device itself, the Samsung Chromebook Pro is as premium as it gets for a Chrome OS machine. It comes with an all-metal design packing a 12.3-inch touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 2,400 x 1,600 and an aspect ratio of 3:2, according to Neowin. The screen bezels are really thin, except for the one found in the bottom where the Samsung branding is present.
The screen also comes with a 360-degree hinge, so users will be able to prop it up like a tablet. The thing that makes the upcoming device stand out from other Chromebooks is that it comes with its own stylus. There’s no information yet on any additional features of the stylus, but it does hint at a modified software. This is also the first Chromebook to come with a stylus.
As for its internals, the Samsung Chromebook Pro comes with an ARM 2 GHz hexa-core processor 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Although the battery size wasn’t specified, one of the product renders shows that the device will have up to 10 hours of battery life. All of that is packed in a computer that just weighs 2.38 pounds and is 0.5-inch thin.
The only real downside of the Samsung Chromebook Pro is its $499 price tag. Chromebooks typically sell for between $199 and $399, as pointed out by Forbes. The price also matches the HP Chormebook 13, another high-end Chrome OS machine that was released earlier this year.