Who’s keen for a leather-bound Chromebook?
Well this brings a whole new meaning to the word Chromebook. It’s now literally a leather-bound digital book, thanks to Samsung.
Pictures leaked by acclaimed industry insider @evleaks on Twitter show the new cloud-operated computer sporting the same faux-leather and stitching that Samsung’s newest devices, the Note 3 and Galaxy S5, feature.
[Tweet “Samsung makes a leather-bound Chromebook. Classy?”]
We’re not sure if this is supposed to look like an upgrade from the previous Samsung Chromebook Series 3 Model, which had a plastic design and was released in 2012. What we do know is that, since then, multiple competitors like HP and Toshiba have released better laptops running Chrome OS, rendering the Series 3 painfully updated. Despite what it looks like, this newest release should give other manufacturers some brisk competition.
According to a site that prematurely offered pre-orders of the laptops, there are two versions of the Chromebooks coming out. One will allegedly feature the Samsung Exynos chip, while the other will most likely have an Intel Haswell-based Celeron processor.
Although the listings have since been removed on said website, a screenshot shows that the pre-order prices were $299 and $399 respectively.Tags: Chromebook, Google Chrome, Laptops, Samsung