While $999 is a lot for a Chromebook, Samsung’s model will actually be one of the cheapest OLED notebooks on the market. And according to Engadget reviews editor Cherlynn Low, who saw it at CES, it has a premium look and feel to match that screen.
The Galaxy will also be one of the more powerful Chromebooks out there with a 10th-generation Intel Core i5 chip along with 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM and a 256GB SSD. It also features an S Pen stylus, a front-facing camera and a second, 8-megapixel camera mounted on the keyboard for use as a rear camera when the screen is flipped around in tablet mode.
It’s hard to see who would need a Chromebook like this, though it would make a great premium movie-watching machine. Only Google has released Chromebooks at that kind of price in the past, and the latest Pixelbook Go is much less at $649. Other models from Acer, ASUS and others are generally even cheaper than that. As mentioned, the Galaxy Chromebook starts at $999 and will be available for ordering at Best Buy in stores or online.