As part of Samsung’s bevy of CES 2017 announcements, the company has confirmed that their upcoming Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro laptops will have the innate ability to load Android apps from Google Play Store. Not a lot of Chrome OS devices can do this at the moment, which is an interesting development from Google. Maybe we’ll see more Chromebooks opening up for Android app support in the near future?
Samsung Chromebook Plus / Pro
- Samsung OP1 hexa-core processor / Intel Core m3-6Y30 dual-core processor
- Internal Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 515
- 4GB RAM, LPDDR3
- 12.3-inch QHD LED display, 2400 x 1600 resolution, 3:2 aspect ratio, touchscreen, 360-degree rotating, Gorilla Glass 3
- 32GB internal storage, eMMC
- WiFi 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0
- 720p HD camera, dual 1.5W speakers, built-in pen
- 2 x USB Type-C ports, microSD/multimedia card reader
- 39Wh battery
- Google Chrome OS
Samsung’s cheaper Chromebook Plus is set for a February release with a $449 (~Php 23K) price tag. No concrete word yet from the Korean electronics manufacturer on when the more powerful Pro version will be coming out and at what price.