Samsung Chromebook Pro was first discovered last October on some reseller’s website with a Rockchip RK3399 hexa-core processor, 4GB RAM, and a $499 price tag. The company has finally announced two new Chromebooks at CES 2016 with Chromebook Pro actually based on an Intel Core m3-6Y30 “Skylake” processor, and Chromebook Plus powered by “OP1” hexa-core ARM Cortex-A72/A53 processor.
|Chromebook Plus||Chromebook Pro|
|Operating System||Google Chrome|
|Processor / Chipset||OP1, Made for Chromebooks.
Hexa-core (Dual A72, Quad A53)
|Intel Core M3 Processor 6Y30
(0.90 GHz up to 2.20 GHz, 4 MB L3 Cache)
|Graphic||Internal Graphics||Intel® HD Graphics 515|
|Display||12.3″ 2400×1600 LED Display (3:2 aspect ratio) with Touch Screen Panel|
|Memory||4GB LPDDR3 Memory (on BD 4GB)|
|Hard Drive||32GB e.MMC|
|Multimedia||Internal Dual Array Digital Mic
Stereo Speakers ( 1.5 W x 2 )
720p HD Camera
|Network||802.11 ac (2×2)
|Ports||1 Headphone out/Mic-in Combo
2 USB-C [up to 5Gbps*, 4K display out with optional adapter, Charging]
MicroSD Multi-media Card Reader
|Power||30 W USB-C™ Adapter
|Dimension||280.8 x 221.6 x 12.9 ~ 13.9mm (11.06″ x 8.72″ x 0.51″ ~ 0.55″)|
|Software||※ Software can be changed without notice.
Google Play Store (Beta)
AirDroid Premium (free one-year subscription, full version)
It’s very likely that OP1 processor is Rockchip RK3399, also using a 2xA72 + 4xA53 configuration, or a modified version, as Rockchip processor with Chromebooks used to have the “C” suffix, e.g. RK3288C. Charbax has a video of Chromebook Plus model showing the screen with an impressive viewing angle.
Chromebook Plus (ARM) is available now for $449 on Amazon US, while Chromebook Pro (Intel) will be released this spring at a yet-to-be-disclosed price.
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