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Samsung Unveils Intel-Powered Chromebook 2

Samsung Chromebook 2Samsung has debuted a new Chromebook 2 model that offers speeds of up to 2.58 GHz and sports an 11.6-inch HD display.

The new Samsung Chromebook 2 is powered by an Intel Celeron N2840 processor, with clock speeds of up to 2.58 GHz. It includes 1 MB level-2 cache and 2 GB of 1.33 GHz DDR3L system memory. (Samsung already had an 11.6-inch Chromebook 2 on the market, but it's powered by a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor rather than an Intel processor.)

Other features include:

  • An 11.6-inch, 1,366 x 768 display;
  • 16 GB storage capacity;
  • Nine hours of battery life;
  • 2 watt stereo speakers;
  • 720p webcam;
  • Integrated Intel HD graphics.

The device weighs in at 2.6 pounds and measures 11.40" x 8.60" x 0.66".

According to Samsung, its Chromebooks are used in more than 8,500 schools in the United States, with 14 million of the devices in students' hands.

The Samsung Chromebook 2 is available for preorder now for $249.99 and is expected to be widely available next week. Additional details can be found at

About the Author

David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 25-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

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