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Samsung Chromebook Pro, Chromebook Plus will run Android apps

Google’s New Year’s present to owners and potential owners of Chromebooks is the announcement of a new pair of Chromebooks from Samsung. These are the Samsung Chromebook Pro and the Samsung Chromebook Plus.

What Google hopes will make the ultra-thin Chromebooks stand out and be well-received by consumers is because they’re the first built from the ground up to run millions of Android apps from Google Play store.

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The Samsung Chromebook Pro will hit stores in April (2017) and will be powered by an Intel® Core™m3 processor. Like the Samsung Chromebook Plus, it will have a touch screen and a pen. The Samsung Chromebook Plus will sport an ARM processor. It’s set to hit stores in early February, but it’s already available for pre-order at BestBuy. The model on display at BestBuy’s online store has a 12.3 screen, 4 GB RAM and a 32 GB eMMC storage. The price tag is $449.00.

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Here’ are a few screenshots of the Samsung Chromebook Plus. The Samsung Chromebook Pro will likely feature a wider screen display when it launches. You may read Google’s announcement of these devices here.

Samsung Chromebook Plus
Figure 1: Samsung Chromebook Plus. Just like any other laptop.
Samsung Chromebook Plus
Figure 2: Samsung Chromebook Plus. It can also function as a tablet.
Samsung Chromebook Plus
Figure 3: Samsung Chromebook Plus. And it can run Android apps.

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