After making headlines with its Galaxy TabPro S and Notebook 9 Windows products at CES 2016, Samsung quietly unveiled a new Chromebook. Designed to meet the needs of student and the education market, the Chromebook 3 comes with a reinforced metal body and a spill-resistant keyboard, making it suited for the classroom.
“We’re seeing more and more people flocking to Chromebooks as families, students and other consumers seek out easy-to-use, highly portable and affordable laptops as resources for personal use, education and even work,” said Gary Riding, Senior Vice President, Mobile Computing at Samsung Electronics America, in a statement.
The Chromebook 3 comes equipped with an Intel Celeron N3050 processor, 16GB of storage and up to 4GB of memory in a durable form factor with an 11.6-inch HD screen. Samsung said that the device is now more comfortable to hold and is “designed for improved grip.”
Strong battery life
One of the attractive features of the Chromebook 3 is its battery life. Samsung rated the battery for up to 11 hours of use on a charge.
Even with its more durable frame and long battery life, the Chromebook 3 manages to still be light. The device weighs just 2.53 pounds (1.15kg), and it measures 11.36 x 8.04 x 0.70 inches (28.85 x 20.42 x 1.78cm).
Samsung didn’t disclose pricing information, but the company said that the Chromebook 3 will be available in early 2016 at select retailers.
With its more durable build quality, the Chromebook 3 will compete against other education-centric Chrome OS notebooks, like Dell’s Chromebook 11 and offerings from Acer and Asus.