Although the capability is a bit limited compared to typical laptops, Chromebooks have their own advantages as well. It comes handy as it has lighter weight than laptops and not painful to the pocket as it is usually cheaper.
During the CES 2021, innovative gadgets, accessories, and other technological products were featured and showcased. Here are 4 Chromebooks that were announced during the said tech show.
1. Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2
On one hand, the new Chromebook upgrades the keyboard, security and speakers. On the other hand, it made vital downgrades to deal with some issues encountered from its predecessor. The previous model was confronted with terrible battery life and its thermal issues.
The latest Chromebook sets aside the 4K OLED display and changes it for a 1080p QLED display. Another downgrade that can be noticed is its speed as it uses Intel Celeron 5205U with 4GB RAM from the i5 chipset with 8GR RAM of its previous model. Few other removals are the integrated stylus and the fingerprint sensor. In spite of the noticeable downgrades, the Galaxy Chromebook 2 remains an option for buyers. With its improved 12-hour battery life and its lowered price. The unit is expected to be available during the first quarter of 2021. The estimated price range will be around $549 to $699.
2. Acer Chromebook Spin 514
Acer Chromebook Spin 514 was introduced during the CES 2021. It is noticeable that the company is putting weight on its hardware. This is the company’s first Chromebook to use an AMD chipset, that gave an improved performance than its previous models.
There is no official announcement yet for its processor, but people expected this unit to come with quad-core Ryzen 5 or Ryzen 7 with RAM up to 16GB. It will also come with 256GB eMMC storage and a battery capable for 10 hours of usage.
The company said that shipment for orders will start by next month (February). The projected price range will be somewhere between $480 to $750.
3. Dell Chromebook 3100
Dell revealed its new Chromebook 3100 during CES 2021. It is an ideal unit to use for education purposes. As many educational institutions shift to Google’s platform for their online classes during the pandemic, the company hopes to support the education section with this latest model.
The device may not look as fancy as the others, as it focuses more on the basic features. It comes with 1366×768 non-touch display, Intel Dual-Core Celeron processor supported with 4GB RAM and 16GB eMMC storage which can be upgraded to 32GB. The battery can last up to 14 hours that hopefully helps students and teachers to stay connected.
The company though has not revealed its price and scheduled launching but it looks to announce by the spring time this year.
4. Asus Chromebook CX9
Asus introduced its Chromebook CX9 that focuses on the enterprise. This unit is ideal for businesses with a 14” 1080p screen and 91% screen to body ratio. This device has been built with military standard durability that is capable of holding a rigid working environment.