In a rush to get the news out to everyone as quickly as possible yesterday, I overlooked some details by making an assumption that others were anticipating the Samsung Chromebook Pro as much as we were.
After all, we have a ton of articles on ‘Kevin’ (the Chromebook Pro’s codename), so I just assumed everyone had read them.
Well, I was clearly wrong, so I want to wrap up everything about the Samsung Chromebook Pro in one concise post.
First, the specs
I’ll link any of these to the articles that contain more details if you want to dig deeper.
- Rockchip RK3399 SoC Hexa-Core (big.LITTLE Dual-core 64 bit Cortex-A72 + Quad-core 64 bit Cortex-A53, up to 2.0GHz)
- 4GB RAM
- 32GB Internal Storage (likely eMMC)
- 12.3 in Sharp Display (more on the screen here)
- 2400 x 1600 Resolution (objects will render at 1200 x 800)
- 3:2 ratio (like the Pixel and Pixel 2)
- 400 nits brightness
- 235 PPI
- 1500:1 Contrast Ratio (Macbook Pro is 1000:1 – higher is better)
- Stylus PEN docs into device
- Wacom Digitizer for PEN
- 2 USB Type-C (data, display out, charging)
- Micro SD Card Slot
- 360-degree Hinge
- GPS (possible as the mainboard ‘Gru’ is confirmed to have this)
- Aluminum Body
- 11 in x 8.7 in x 0.5 in
One thing many readers have pointed out is the lack of backlighting on the keyboard. While this is not totally confirmed, we have no evidence pointing to a backlit keyboard and nothing on the (now-removed) product page confirmed this either.
Overall, though, it goes without saying that we here at Chrome Unboxed are insanely excited about the Samsung Chromebook Pro.
So When Can I Get One?
That’s not a question we can answer at this particular time. We will say this: just 2 days before the Pixel and Pixel XL were announced, product pages leaked out and were pulled within 24 hours. I’m not saying this is the case with the Chromebook Pro, I’m just saying it feels like an announcement may come sooner than later.
If the short-lived B&H listing we spoke about in the original Chromebook Pro article is any indication, availability would begin on October 24th. That, however, is all we really know at this point.
We’ll obviously be getting one in the office ASAP to unbox and review. Until then, we wait.