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Samsung’s new Chromebook 2 trades Exynos for Intel chip

Samsung has just added another 11.6-inch version of its Chromebook 2, with the new laptop running an Intel chip at its core.

Until today, you could only buy the Chromebook 2 in 11.6-inch and 13-inch variants with Samsung’s own Exynos 5 Octa chip.

This third option, dubbed the 11.6-inch Intel Chromebook 2, runs off an Intel Celeron processor clocked at 2.58GHz and 1 MB L2 cache.

By comparison, the original systems sported an Exynos 5250 chip clocked at 1.7GHz, also touting a 1MB L2 cache.

Unfortunately the 13-inch version will be getting no such alternative, as Samsung has confirmed that the sized-up model will retain its Exynos chip.

There’s also 2GB of RAM built in, as well as 16GB of storage.

The display measures in at a 1366 x 768 resolution spread across an 11.6-inch screen.

If you’re a fan of the stitched-leather lid, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s made a return on this latest Chromebook.

In terms of luggability, the Chromebook 2 sports a 11.4 x 8.6 x 0.66-inch chassis and weighs a feathery 2.65lbs.

Two 2W stereo speakers also make an appearance, and there’s a front-facing 720p HD webcam up top to boot.

While all this doesn’t exactly make for a powerhouse notebook, you’re still looking at some decent specs for a steal of a price tag.

The official R.R.P is set at $249.99, which translates to around £155 in sterling.

It’ll be on sale starting October 20, but pre-orders are open from today.

Read more: Exynos 7 Octa

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