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Is Samsung Chromebook Pro A Surface Pro Déjà Vu?

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Samsung just unveiled Chromebook Pro and Plus at CES 2017. As far as the specifications are concerned, the Pro variant seems to be a clear reminder of Microsoft Surface Pro device. Here's the detail!

Samsung Chromebook Pro Tech Specs

The Pro model outshines the Chromebook Plus in processor department. The Pro is powered by an Intel Core m3 chipset whilst the Plus model is an ARM-based hybrid device.

Specs-wise, Chromebook Pro packs 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. Weighing 1.08 kg, the flagship has a crisp 12.3-inch display with its 2400 x 1600 pixels resolution. Phandroid did a review and found that it's got all components needed in a convertible laptop, including the USB type C port, MicroSD card slot, and a stylus.

Samsung incorporates pen technology in Chromebook Pro to write, edit photos or navigate. It's received a jump in productivity when compared to the previous Chromebooks but when a Surface Pro is taken into account, there seems to be a gap in hardware specs.

These Chromebooks have received gains from the predecessors. Users can get the access to all Chromebook apps and Google Play Store apps. It's got 360-degrees hinge depending on which functionality the user needs, Android Headlines reported.

The 4GB-64 GB pairing reminds us of Surface Pro 3. Microsoft's 2-in-1 device is lighter and packs more punch but it may not be fair to compare Chromebook Pro with Surface Pro 4 as the Android-enabled laptop seems to be more attractive when it comes to functionality and pricing.

Aside from the technical considerations, Chromebook Pro is cheaper than the latest Microsoft Surface tablet. The Pro sells for $549, just a $100 more expensive than the Plus variant.

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