Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 a low-cost 2-in-1 Chromebook for students

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Samsung announced the US availability of the Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 on Friday. First announced in late March in the UK, the two-in-one is something of a successor to one of the company’s best Chromebooks. , the Chromebook Plus V2 (this is actually still availabledespite its release in 2018).

The Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 was designed for students, Samsung said in its announcement. The two-in-one starts at $430, or £419 in the UK. (Pricing for Australia has not been announced, but UK pricing is converted to AU$740.) The Chromebook features a 12.4-inch, 2560 x 1600 LED touchscreen pixels, with a brightness of 350 nits. Its 16:10 aspect ratio gives you more vertical room to work with compared to 11.6-inch 16:9 Chromebooks typically used in schools. A 720p webcam is also integrated above the screen.

Inside is a low-end Intel Celeron N4500 processor and configurations will have 4GB of LPDDR4x and 64GB or 128GB of eMMC memory for storage. Two USB-C and one USB 3.2 Type-A ports, a 3.5mm combo headphone jack, microSD card slot, and Wi-Fi 6 complete the package.

The Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 is definitely a step up from Last year’s Galaxy Chromebook 2, which is also a two-in-one. Still, it should be fine for classroom work, especially with its larger screen. While Chromebook sales were strong during the height of the pandemic, sales slowed in the first quarter of 2022. The Galaxy Chromebook 2 360’s lower price and student-friendly design could help it stand out to buyers in the Back to School.

Abdul J. Gaspar