- A leak has offered what might be your first look at Samsungâ€™s Galaxy Chromebook 2.
- There are some mild design changes, but most of the big updates are likely on the inside.
- You might hear more about it in January.
Rumors have swirled of Samsung unveiling a Galaxy Chromebook sequel, and now thereâ€™s a clue as to what that Chrome OS machine will entail. Well-known tipster Evan Blass has shared what he says is the first leaked image of the Galaxy Chromebook 2, and it appears Samsung was (mostly) happy with last yearâ€™s design.
The 2-in-1 system would share the slim, boxy design of the original, with a few conspicuous changes. Samsung would extend the Galaxy Chromebook 2â€™s color (including the hot red hue) to the sides, and youâ€™d find â€œrearrangedâ€� ports that still include USB-C, a microSD card slot, and a headphone jack. Not that these are necessarily problems â€” the first Galaxy Chromebook was an eye-catcher.
Any major changes are likely to be on the inside. Provided Samsung sticks with Intel chips, the Galaxy Chromebook 2 might leap to 11th-generation Core processors. That could bring significant performance improvements, particularly for graphics-intensive tasks. We wouldnâ€™t count on a MacBook Air-like fanless design as Blass hopes for, but we canâ€™t rule it out.
Itâ€™s not certain just when Samsung might introduce the new Chromebook. A CES 2021 introduction may be the strongest possibility when the first Galaxy Chromebook debuted at the 2020 show, but we canâ€™t completely rule out a premiere at Samsungâ€™s expected January 14 event for the Galaxy S21.Â If this leak is accurate, we wouldnâ€™t anticipate a lengthy wait for a relatively evolutionary design.