Samsung Chromebook Pro Leaks, Reveals 2K 12.3-inch Display, Stylus, and Really Sleek Design

Chromebooks are great for those who don’t need a lot of computing power and simply use the internet for everything (we’re actually reviewing a Chromebook now, so stay tuned), but this new leak (via ChromeUnboxed) gives us a look into what the Chromebook can become: a premium computer with plenty of power. In other words, the exact opposite of most Chromebooks on the market today.

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Meet the Samsung Chromebook Pro, Samsung’s upcoming addition to their lineup of machines running Google’s Chrome OS that’s been rumored for some time to be codenamed ‘Kevin’. This device isn’t confirmed yet, but by the looks of it, this puppy’s bound to be legit. There’s plenty to talk about, so let’s jump into it…

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For starters, the Chromebook Pro features a really sleek aluminum body that looks incredibly thin. A near-bezel-less display seems to be present, while a stylus looks to slide into a socket on the side. Yes, folks, I said stylus. With such a premium experience already, it looks like Sammy wanted to up the ante a bit and give users more precision on what appears on the touch-enabled 12.3-inch screen. Clearly, this will aid users in working with Android apps that’ll no doubt make their way to this laptop, but again nothing is confirmed yet.

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A 360 degree convertible design is also present for the Chromebook Pro that’ll allow users to use this machine like a tablet. A tent, a stand, and a standard laptop are also all possible. Personally, I’m a fan of this type of design, so I’m looking forward to checking this thing out.

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Spec wise, the Chromebook Pro seems to feature a 12.3-inch 2K touch display, some type of hexa-core 2GHz processor, 4GB of RAM (which is more than enough for a Chromebook, by the way), 32GB of on-board SSD storage, Intel HD Graphics, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, an accelerometer and gyro sensor, a possible 10 hour battery, and a weight of just 2.38 lbs. Clearly, all of these internals make for a pretty great package when put inside the slim body of this Chromebook and alongside Chrome OS that’s already really fast.

$499 looks to be the price of the Chromebook Pro, however we can’t confirm that this is true. A preorder listing has popped up for this machine that you can check out here, but we at MBEDDED can’t promise you that you’ll actually get the Chromebook if you proceed. Nevertheless, the estimated shipping date according to Adorama (the site where the preorders are available) is October 24th, so we’ll likely hear more about this laptop/tablet in the next few days or week.