It’s been a few years since Samsung unveiled the Chromebook 3, and now the company is ready to push two brand new models to the market. Samsung just introduced the Chromebook 4 and Chromebook 4+ in the United States without much fanfare. They are available for $229 and $349, respectively, and both models are expected to ship to customers by October 9.
The Chromebook 4 has an 11.6-inch display with a resolution of 1366 by 768. It’s powered by a dual-core Intel Celeron N4000 CPU featuring an Intel UHD Graphics 600 GPU, and 4GB LPDDR4 RAM. The device has 32GB of eMMC storage, a microSD card slot, one USB-C, and one USB 3.0 port, a 720p camera, and two speakers.
It also offers Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 ac connectivity, and it’s powered by a 5,070mAh battery rated for up to 12.5 hours on a single charge. Out of the two new Chromebooks, the non-Plus model is actually the one promising higher battery autonomy.
The Chromebook 4+ shares a few specifications with the cheaper model, including the Intel Celeron N4000 processor, connectivity features, the stereo speakers, and the 720p camera. It’s also powered by the same 5,070mAh battery but offers up to 10.5 hours on a single charge, which is two hours less than the Chromebook 4, and about half an hour less than the Chromebook 3. This is, in part, due to the larger 15.6-inch display with a higher pixel count of 1920 by 1080.
The Chromebook 4+ has 6GB LPDDR4 and ships with 64GB of eMMC storage. It also features one USB 3.0 port and two USB-C ports, decreasing the chances you’d need a dongle.