Pre-orders for the new Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 QLED laptop are now live — with pricing starts at $549.99. As a direct result, the first-gen Galaxy Chromebook 2020 with a 4K AMOLED display is deeply discounted.
For a limited time, you can get the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2020 for $699 at Best Buy. Usually, this laptop retails for $999, so this deal puts $300 back into your pocket. It's the lowest price we've ever seen for this Chromebook and $100 cheaper than the Samsung direct price. It also undercuts Amazon's current price for the same configuration by $171. This is one of the best Chromebook deals we've seen yet.
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It packs a 13.3-inch, 4K AMOLED display, a 1.6 GHz Core i5-10210U quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Powered by Google ChromeOS, the Galaxy Chromebook comes with 15GB of additional Google Drive storage. If you require more wiggle room for your files, we recommend a USB flash drive, microSD card or external hard drive.
In our Samsung Galaxy Chromebook review, we praised its breathtaking 4K OLED display and razor-thin chassis. We also liked its fast performance and clever built-in S-pen stylus garage. In real-world testing, we found that the Galaxy Chromebook is the fastest of its kind. It juggled 20 Chrome tabs, four of which played 1080p YouTube videos, without a hitch. In our lab, the laptop scored 2,232 on the Geekbench 5 overall performance test, which beats the Google Pixelbook Go's Core i5-8200Y chip (1,356).
When it comes to design, the razor-thin Galaxy Chromebook stands out from the crowd. It flaunts a gorgeous, aluminum design and bold metallic red finish to complement its stunning AMOLED display. Incorporated into the laptop's design are a fingerprint sensor on the deck as well as an S Pen slot on its edge. As for ports, you get two USB Type-C ports, a microSD slot, and a headphone jack.
At 11.9 x 8 x 0.4 inches and 2.3 pounds, the Galaxy Chromebook is thinner than the Google PixelBook Go (12.2 x 8.1 x 0.5 inches, 2.3 pounds), the HP Spectre x360 13 (12.1 x 7.7 x 0.7 inches, 2.7 pounds) and the Asus Chromebook Flip C434 (12.6 x 8 x 0.6 inches, 3.1 pounds).
Now $300 off, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is a solid pickup if you want to own one of the best Chromebooks out there.
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Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.