If your school district is making decisions on which laptops it will want to cycle in for the upcoming school year, they'll have to made soon. Complicating and spicing up the process will be Samsung's compact follow-up to last year's Galaxy Chromebook 2: the Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 is now on sale.
Of course, being a bit smaller, we're not necessarily talking about the strongest processor — an Intel Celeron N4500 — but rather its UX versatility with a 12.4" 16:10 touch display that can be used in almost any orientation with its 360° hinge.
12.4" 2560 x 1600 touch display, 340 nits
Intel Celeron N4500
4 or 8GB LPDDR4X
64 or 128GB eMMC + microSD
Wi-Fi 6 2x2, Bluetooth 5.1
2 x USB-C, 1 x USB 3.2 Type-A, 3.5mm audio
8MP rear, 1MP front
Stereo 1.5W drivers
288 x 207 x 16.9mm / 1.28kg
Software highlights include Phone Hub where users can control their Android phone right from their Chromebook and full access to the Play Store. In addition, the new Chromebook is MIL-STD-810H rated for overall durability — the spill-resistant keyboard will be an especially neat touch for those occasional clumsy coffee mug tugs.
U.S. customers will be able to buy a Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 starting today from $430.