With the holiday season over, Chromebook sales seem to have become farther and fewer between. Today, however, you can you pick up either the Celeron version of the Samsung Chromebook Plus v2 for $399.99 or the Core m3 option for $499.99 (affiliate links), which is $100 off the regular prices.
At this cost, you’d be hard pressed to find a 2-in-1 Chromebook with both a full HD touchscreen and stylus input. These are both the refreshed version 2 models that launched back last summer, but they’re still quite capable and a good value at this price.
Each has a 12.2-inch 1920 x
1080 1200 touch screen, the included stylus, a pair of USB Type-C ports, one USB Type-A port, a 720p front camera, a 13-megapixel “world view” camera when in tablet mode, microSD card slot.
The only difference between the two is that the $399.99 model uses an Intel Celeron 3965Y with 4 GB of memory and 32 GB of storage, while the more expensive version opts for an Intel Core m3 7Y30 chip with the same RAM capacity but 64 GB of storage. Both also use the integrated Intel HD Graphics 615, which is capable of running an external display at 4K resolution with 60 frames per second over a Display Port cable.
While the latest Chromebooks use Intel’s 8th-generation chips the Samsung Chromebook Plus v2 is still snappy with a 7-th gen processor. It supports both the Google Play Store for Android apps and Linux apps through Project Crostini.
At these prices, either is a good 2-in-1 choice for students and those new to Chromebooks who don’t need traditional desktop apps for Windows or macOS.
Updated to reflect 1920 x 1200 resolution, not 1920 x 1080.