Samsung Announces Two New Faux-Leather-Clad Chromebooks

Samsung's Faux Leather Chromebook

Samsung was one of Google’s earliest partners in the Chromebook project and it currently accounts for more than half of all U.S. Chromebook sales. On Monday, the company is announcing two new, slightly more expensive models that will take their place next to the company’s currently $249 Chromebook. The new 11.6- and a 13.3-inch models in the so-called Chromebook 2 Series will both use Samsung’s ARM-based Exynos 5 Octa chips (running at either 1.9GHz or 2.1GHZ, depending on the model). They will also sport a new design that replaces the shiny silver plastic of the older Chromebook with a softer, faux leather look that’s similar to the stitched design of Samsung’s Note 3. Rumors about this new design first started making the rounds over the weekend. Samsung describes it as “a durable textured lid and elegant stitched design.”

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