Galaxy Chromebook 2 vs. Galaxy Chromebook: Should you upgrade?

If you are thinking about upgrading the Galaxy Chromebook to a Galaxy Chromebook 2, it’s better to reconsider your decision! The Galaxy Chromebook 2 is a disappointment than its predecessor. Except for two points- the price and the battery! The Galaxy Chromebook 2 is also not as powerful as the predecessor. While the Galaxy Chromebook device had a bigger battery that offers only 8 hours of battery life, the Galaxy Chromebook 2 gives up to 13 hours.

The Galaxy Chromebook 2 device is for an entirely different user market. The lower price of the Chromebook 2 is crucial here- as the low price tag makes up all the device downgrades. That is almost half the price of the original device. The Galaxy Chromebook 2 and Galaxy Chromebook are both for different user bases. The original Galaxy Chromebook was explicitly designed for the Pixelbook owners with top-class specifications, enhanced performance, and a glamour design backed by the best screen Chromebook has ever had.

The Galaxy Chromebook 2 is more for a budget-friendly customer base who will happily pay a premium to get the Samsung style and a primary screen. Though the screen of the Galaxy Chromebook 2 is a downgrade, it still is the Chromebook device equipped with a QLED screen and has 1080p resolutions suited for a 13.3-inch touchscreen.

The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook has a striking 13.3-inch Chrome OS, a 4K-resolution AMOLED display, and a powered Intel Core i5 processor. The first Chromebook has the 13.3-inch QLED display and 1,920 x 1,080-pixel resolution- a combination usually found only in Samsung Windows 10 laptops. The Chromebook has the Celeron configuration- with 4GB memory power and 64GB storage. The rest of the Chromebook 2 and Chromebook package is similar, with a 1.2 kg body, a sleek aluminum chassis, backlit keyboard, and a color-coordinated touchpad. Both the devices also have multiple USB-C ports, a headphone jack, and a right microSD card slot.

One similarity between Chromebook and Chromebook 2 is that both the devices don’t support Samsung S Pens. Instead, Samsung included the USI pen support.

Galaxy Chromebook 2 review

The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 device lacks many of the striking features of the Galaxy Chromebooks. One is the stylus, a fingerprint sensor, and a responsive OLED panel. However, these are substituted by powered battery life and a sub-$700 pricing. It doesn’t make the Chromebook 2 the groundbreaking Chromebook device, but a device that one would want to buy! The Galaxy Chromebook 2 is similar in terms of looks to the Galaxy Chromebook from far. The Galaxy Chromebook sale relied heavily on its striking design. The Chromebook 2, on its part, is available in a shimmering “fiesta red” color- something between bright red and bright orange colors!

Despite the lack of an OLED display, the Chromebook 2 still has one of the striking displays Samsung ever made. The display is enormous, with vibrant colors and definite contrasts. The Chromebook 2 is good to watch entertainment videos and displays. Overall the Chromebook 2 is a suitable device.

Galaxy Chromebook 2 vs. Galaxy Chromebook

If you are looking for a budgeted device, the Chromebook 2 is a fair buy. If you want higher specs and willing to shell out a bit of money, the Chromebook is the one you should go for!

Anna Versai

Associate Editor (Features and Rewrite) at Technowize. Anna Versai gives a quick and entertaining look at Technology’s most fascinating news. She also writes for The HR Digest and Industry Leaders Magazine. |Follow her on Twitter @VersaiAnna

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  • I would choose Galaxy Chromebook because I like it most and as you compare all those things Galaxy Chromebook is the better one according to me.
    Some other technical problems like network security key and many more can solve in Galaxy Chromebook.

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