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Tips for Samsung's new Chromebook 2 stylish for just $549


How much money can I spend on my Chromebook?

According to Samsung, it's priced at $600 or more. This is the indicator of what the Korean technology giant considers the Chromebook "outstanding" in the United States, and the company says it has sold a large percentage of 34% of all units priced above this amount last year.

Now Samsung plans to test the $600 price limits by offering the latest Chromebook, the Galaxy Chromebook2, at a slightly lower price. Chromebook2 will go on sale for a starting price of $549, with a 13-inch QLED touch screen with pen support and the ability to answer calls and text from any Galaxy.

Samsung's QLED technology first appeared on the Galaxy Book Flex laptop last year, offering brighter colors than the standard LED displays. Launched ahead of next week's CES, Chromebook2 is the first Chromebook to offer a QLED screen. Samsung's Galaxy Chromebook doesn't even have a single device for $1,000.

The new Chromebook2, with a 360-degree hinge that lets you turn it into a tablet, will include almost all of Google's latest Chrome innovations. These include an H1 security chip that enables boot operations, hardware verification, virus protection, and physical hacking. The device will also support Google's new Universal Stylus initiative, which confirms that any digital pen will work with Chromebook2, not just those made by Samsung.

 Inside, the Chromebook2 basic model will come with an Intel Celeron processor, 4 RAM GB memory and 64GB flash storage. These are somewhat disappointing specifications for the premium Chromebook, which you'll find in many competing models that cost less than $500. You'll also be able to upgrade to a $699 Chromebook2 configuration, which doubles memory and storage and adds an Intel Core i3 processor.