Samsung’s soon-to-be-announced Chromebook Pro leaked out last month through Samsung itself and through multiple retailers, but those product pages were quickly taken down. We did get a good look at the device and what it will bring to the table, but some information was lost with those listings.
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Thankfully, our friends over at ChromeUnboxed have been able to hunt down all of Samsung’s info on the Chromebook Pro and it reveals a few new details on the device.
You can see the full page recreation below, but for now, let’s go over the new details.
First of all, the thickness and weight of the Chromebook Pro is confirmed at 12.9mm thick (when closed) and 1.08kg (2.38lbs). By comparison, the Pixel C with its keyboard (covering the screen) weighs in at just under 1kg and just over 2lbs with a thickness of 12.5mm. Apple’s 12-inch Macbook also weighs in at just over 2lbs with a maximum thickness of 13.2mm.
We also get confirmation on the display resolution at 2400×1600. The QHD panel is capable of a maximum brightness of 400 nits and has a 3:2 screen ratio, similar to that of Google’s Chromebook Pixel.
As previously confirmed, the Chromebook Pro will come with an “S-Pen” which we now know will be called “PEN.” To take advantage of that extra hardware, Samsung will pre-load the “ArtCanvas” app on every Chromebook Pro. The keyboard is also confirmed to have curved keycaps and battery life should last about 10 hours. In addition, the listing mentions an exclusive “Samsung battery life extender,” which is designed to lengthen the life of the battery over time, in this case guaranteeing 70% of original capacity even after three years of usage.
Samsung also makes mention of Chrome OS’ regular updates for security and new features. Last, the company will be pre-loading “a range of exciting software” on the Chromebook Pro and of course offering full compatibility with Android apps (including offline compatibility).