The best thing about the Samsung Chromebook Plus is that it adapts to whatever you need it to be at any given time. Use it as a regular laptop whenever you want to type. Flip the screen if you’re going to use it in “tablet” mode or “tent” mode. It is very flexible with its full 360-degree adjustment capabilities. Many users find it to be one of the best competitors of the MacBook and Microsoft Surface Pro.
Use the device as a sketchpad with a built-in pen and 4,096 pressure sensitivity levels. It’s a highly-precise pen that is ready to use whenever you need it, whether to draw, edit a document, sign documents, take notes, or click and interact. It’s built-in, so there is no need ever to have to charge it. This digital pen even has “tilt recognition” and can create thin lines, thick lines, and even bold lines when drawing or writing.
Another excellent feature is the 13-MP world-facing camera and autofocus. All you have to do is fold the Samsung Chromebook Plus into “tablet” mode and focus on the view from any angle. It’s really easy to zoom in to take close-ups when needed, as well as zooming out. You can also use the front camera for video chatting.
Samsung Chromebook Plus Laptop Mode
There is a full-sized keyboard and trackpad in laptop mode, both of which work well. The touchpad allows two-finger scrolling, and functions like “tap and drag” can be selected via Accessibility settings. The whole Chromebook Plus is 2.38-lbs and 0.51-in thick. It’s small enough to fit into any bag and carry around wherever you need to take it. Samsung describes it as having the “best Chromebook screen yet.” Its Quad HD display is a strong Gorilla Glass 3 and features a 3:2 aspect ratio.
Chrome runs well as the OS on the Samsung Chromebook Plus – nearly twice as fast as it does on other Chrome tablets/laptops of similar pricing. In addition, it comes with a couple of processor options, including an Intel Celeron (3965Y) 2MB 1.50-GHz processor and an OP1, which is made specifically for Chromebooks, Hexa-core (dual A72 / Quad A53).
The display options are for a 12.2’ich FHD WUXGA LED (1920 x 1200), or a 12.3-inch LED 2400 x 1600 LED with a 3:2 aspect ratio. Get 4GB of memory / up to 32GB of flash storage and integrated graphics.
You can take care of additional storage needs with the microSD media card reader and Google One. With the Samsung Chromebook Plus, there is a good battery, a decent array of I/O ports, and wireless networking 802.11 ac (2×2) as well as Bluetooth v4.0.