Chromebooks Come in Faux-Leather Now

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You know how the Galaxy Note 3 has faux-leather backing? And also a few of Samsung's PRO tablets? It doesn't end there. The Chromebook 2 is your first pleather Chromebook. That doesn't make it a premium product, no. But it's kind of a nice touch!


Samsung's new Chromebook 2 comes in two flavors—11.6 inches and 13.3 inches—both of which sport the faux-leather stitched back, 16GB of storage, 4GB of RAM, a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor, a 720p front-facing camera, a built-in premium to the (wonder) AirDroid service, and boast over 8 hours of battery life. The smaller one has a 1366x768 display, while its larger brother has a more serious Full HD 1920x1080 one. Nothing to sneeze at but you wouldn't confuse them for a full-powered rig.

The Chromebook 2 is available in black and white in the 11.6-inch version for $320 and grey for the 13.3-inch version for $400 starting this April.

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The reason Samsung is always playing catchup to Apple, even though Samsung has objectively better hardware, is because they always shoot themselves in the foot with ridiculous design choices like this.

This exhibits an utter lack of taste.