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Samsung Announces Chromebook 2 Series - Combining the Best for Work and Play with No Compromises

Leading Provider of Chromebooks Introduces New Models that Provide Enhanced Mobility and Productivity

MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Samsung Canada today announced the launch of the Chromebook 2 Series. The new models, available in 11.6- and 13.3-inch configurations, improves on the popular Samsung Chromebook line with faster performance, longer battery life and a slim, light build enhanced by a durable textured lid and elegant stitched design. The 11.6-inch Chromebook is available in a 2GB and 4GB model and the 13.3-inch model also features a Full HD (1920x1080) resolution screen, enabling users to enjoy vibrant visuals for work, teaching and learning, and entertainment.

"Following the success of our first Chromebook, which will continue into 2014, we are excited to be launching these three new Chromebook 2 models that improve on all of the design and performance elements that Canadians loved about our first iteration and enable users to Play More, Do More, Share More," said Paul Brannen, Senior VP, Enterprise and Mobile Solutions, Samsung Canada. "Samsung has lead in the Chromebook space in Canada, both in market-share and technology and the improvements in design, speed and security found in the Chromebook 2 will allow us to continue to deliver solutions that our customers are asking for and grow our position in the market."

Access to What You Need, Faster
The Samsung Chromebook 2 Series offers users nearly instant access to everything they need. It wakes up in less than one second and cold boots in less than ten. Samsung's energy-efficient Exynos 5 Octa Quad processors allow for effortless multitasking and rapid rendering of graphics and videos, so multimedia content never misses a beat. 

Work and Play – No Compromises
The 13.3-inch Chromebook 2 features a best-in-class, Full HD (1920x1080) display with 250nit brightness, perfect for viewing photos, video and more. It is also optimized for Google+ Hangouts messaging and video calling with enhanced audio quality on high-power speakers (2Wx2) and a noise reducing array microphone, helping conversations come alive on the high-resolution screen.

Up to 8.5 hours of battery life means that users can enjoy all three Chromebook 2 models throughout a full work or school day – all on a single charge.⁴

The Google Chrome OS also regularly auto-updates, ensuring users always have the most recent technology and security features without needing to think about updating. Also, because all you need is a Google account and all your information is synced right to the Chromebook, it's easy for family members or students to share a device, or switch between devices.

The Chromebook 2 Series comes preloaded with a software package valued at more than $100. It includes smartphone access and data management service Air Droid Premium, task management and collaboration app Wunderlist Pro, and LittleBridge.com, an English learning app.

The Envy of Everyone
While priced affordably, the new Chromebook 2 models look like a more expensive, high-end laptop. The slim body measures less than three-quarters of an inch thick, making it easy to slip into any bag. At just under 2.5 pounds for the 11" models, it is also easy to carry anywhere. The lid features the stylish and chic unique leather-like stitched design of the Samsung GALAXY Note 3, adding to the sophisticated look.

A Leader for Education
As the leading supplier of Chromebooks in the marketplace and a leader in providing technology solutions to schools across Canada, Samsung is increasing options for educators with the Chromebook 2 models. With its extensive battery life, bright display and student-friendly design, the Chromebook 2 helps teachers engage students and deliver new learning experiences.

The Samsung Chromebook 2 Series is ideal for educators and administrators seeking to adopt one-to-one learning programs. Using the web-based console – available with support from Google for $30 per device for schools⁵ – Samsung Chromebooks can be centrally managed, making it easy for educators to configure a set of laptops across the classroom or the entire school. Samsung Chromebook 2 is a classroom-ready and cost-effective solution to support dynamic teaching and learning.

Pricing and Availability
Available starting in April, all three Chromebook 2 models will be sold at major retailers across Canada with the following pricing:

  • 2GB 11.6-inch Samsung Chromebook 2: MSRP $329.99
  • 4GB 11.6-inch Samsung Chromebook 2: MSRP $359.99
  • 4GB 13.3-inch Samsung Chromebook 2: MSRP $449.99

Key Specifications

Category

Details

11.6-inch Samsung Chromebook 2

XE503C12-K01CA

XE503C12-K02CA

11.6-inch Samsung Chromebook 2

XE503C12-K03CA

XE503C12-K04CA

Display

Size

11.6"

11.6"

Resolution

HD LED Display (1366 x 768)

HD LED Display (1366 x 768)

Brightness

200nit

200nit

Performance

OS

Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Processor

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa Quad (1.9GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa Quad (1.9GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)

Memory2

2GB DDR3L System Memory at 1600MHz (onboard)

4GB DDR3L System Memory at 1600MHz (onboard)

Storage3

16GB e.MMC iNAND™ Embedded Flash Drive

16GB e.MMC iNAND™ Embedded Flash Drive

Multimedia

720p HD Web Camera (including V8 H/W Codec)

Digital Mono Mic

720p HD Web Camera (including V8 H/W Codec)

Digital Mono Mic

Battery Life

Battery Life4

Up to 8 hours

Up to 8 hours

Communication

Wireless LAN

802.11 ac 2x2

802.11ac 2x2

Bluetooth

BT 4.0 LE

BT 4.0 LE

Dimensions

Dimensions

11.40" x 8.06" x 0.66"

289.6 x 204.8 x 16.8mm

11.40" x 8.06" x 0.66"

289.6 x 204.8 x 16.8mm

Weight

2.43 pounds

1.1kg

2.43 pounds

1.1kg

Colours

Jet Black, Classic White

Jet Black, Classic White

Ports

Ports

1 HDMI, 1 USB3.0, 1 USB2.0, MicroSD Multi-media Card Reader, Headphone out/Mic-in Combo, DC-in

1 HDMI, 1 USB3.0, 1 USB2.0, MicroSD Multi-media Card Reader, Headphone out/Mic-in Combo, DC-in

Availability

MSRP

$329.99

$359.99

Availability Date

April 2014

April 2014

 

Category

Details

13.3-inch Samsung Chromebook 2

XE503C32-K01CA

Display

Size

13.3"

Resolution

Full HD LED Display (1920 x 1080)

Brightness

250nit

Performance

OS

Google Chrome

Processor

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa Quad (2.1GHz, 2MB L2 Cache

Memory2

4GB DDR3L System Memory at 1600MHz (onboard)

Storage3

16GB e.MMC iNAND™ Embedded Flash Drive

Multimedia

720p HD Web Camera (including V8 H/W Codec)

Digital Array Mic + 1Mic

Battery Life

Battery Life4

Up to 8.5 hours

Communication

Wireless LAN

802.11 ac 2x2

Bluetooth

BT 4.0 LE

Dimensions

Dimensions

12.72" x 8.80" x 0.65"

323 x 223.5 x 16.5mm

Weight

3.09 pounds

1.4kg

Colour

Luminous Titan

Ports

Ports

1 HDMI, 1 USB3.0, 1 USB2.0, MicroSD Multi-media Card Reader, Headphone out/Mic-in Combo, DC-in

Availability

MSRP

$449.99

Availability Date

April 2014

*All functionality, features, specifications, and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

1Source: The NPD Group/Total Channel

2Total amount of available memory may be less based on system configurations, graphics support, and other factors.

3Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes, GB = 1 billion bytes, TB = 1 trillion bytes. Please note that a portion of the hard drive is reserved for system recovery, operating system and preloaded content software.

4Battery life will vary depending on the product model, configuration, power management settings, applications used, and wireless settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will decrease with time and use. Test results based on independent third party Mobile Mark (or Battery Mark) tests. Non-Metric weights and measurements are approximate.

⁵Some conditions apply. Visit Google at http://www.google.ca/intl/en/chrome/education/devices/samsung-chromebook.html#ss-cb for more details.

About Samsung Electronics Canada

Samsung Electronics Canada is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for young minded consumers everywhere through innovation, stylish design and premium experiences. Through relentless innovation and discovery, Samsung is transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. As a result, Samsung has become a true leader in the technology industry. In 2013, Samsung was ranked #8 in the Interbrand 100 Best Global Brands while the Canadian arm was named as one of Strategy Magazine's 2013 Brands of the Year and Marketing Magazine's 2012 Top 10 Marketers of the Year in Canada. Globally, Samsung employs 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion.

To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

Follow Samsung Canada at facebook.com/SamsungCanada or on Twitter @SamsungCanada

SOURCE Samsung Electronics Canada

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