CES 2016 : Samsung just announced new Chromebook 3

According to our colleagues at Business Wire, in addition to the high end premium ultrabooks, which Samsung has introduced during its press conference at CES 2016, the Korean company has just surprised its followers by quietly announcing the new version of its most popular Chromebook, the Chromebook 3.

The updated version of Samsung latest notebook running on Chrome OS features the 11.6-inch anti-glare HD display, faster processor, very impressing 11-hour battery life, lightweight body in simple and compact design. Samsung is positioning this laptop as the perfect choice for customers who are looking for a decent budget-friendly notebook, including growing customers in educational and corporate sectors.

"We’re seeing more and more people flocking to Chromebooks as families, students and other consumers seek out easy-to-use, highly portable and affordable laptops as resources for personal use, education and even work” 

These are the words of Gary Riding, the SVP of Mobile Computing at Samsung Electronics America. According to him: "Samsung recognized that demand when we launched the first-ever Chromebook in 2011. We’re continuing to keep up with evolving consumer needs with this new iteration, which offers even more convenient features that solve consumers’ pain points, like all day battery life and fast charging capabilities."

Specifications of new Samsung Chromebook 3

Weight: 2.53 lbs
Size: 11.36 x 8.04 x 0.70 in
Battery: 33Wh, Up to 11 hours
Display: 11.6” HD (1366x768), Anti-Glare
Processor: CPU Intel Celeron N3050, GPU Intel HD Graphics
Storage: 16GB eMMC
RAM: 2GB or 4GB
Connectivity: WLAN 802.11 ac 2x2 + BT 4.0
Speakers: Stereo (1.5W x 2)
Camera: 720p HD (built in microphone)
Ports: 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, HDMI, HP/Mic, Micro SD

It is unclear when exactly this new Chromebook will be available for purchase. Currently, Samsung is only letting us know that we could see Chromebook 3 at some retailer stores in the coming months. Price is also unknown for now, so stay tuned for more updates on availability and pricing of the latest Chromebook from Samsung.