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5 reasons Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook is the best you’ve seen

Chromebooks have long leveraged the best of Google’s cloud ecosystem to deliver productivity to everyone, from office workers to hospital clinicians and K-12 students. Now, with the increasing prevalence of remote work and learning brought on by the global pandemic, having access to dependable, cloud-centric tools that empower dispersed teams is more important than ever.

Samsung’s new Galaxy Chromebook answers that call, with distinct features and functionality that make it arguably the best Chromebook yet. The Galaxy Chromebook builds on the company’s history of stellar Chromebook offerings to deliver a sleek, powerful and full-featured device that gives workers the tools they need to stay active and engaged in today’s fast-changing circumstances.

Here are a five reasons to upgrade yourself — or your entire team — to Galaxy Chromebooks:

1. Convenient annotation with the built-in S Pen

Need to jot a note, annotate a document, or sketch a quick image? The included S Pen lets users write, draw and navigate across a range of applications. It works smoothly with all G Suite and Microsoft Office applications, but if you’re looking for further functionality, the Google Play Store offers a listing of stylus-specific apps for drawing, signing and taking notes.

Better still, with Galaxy Chromebook you’ll never lose a pen again, or have to go looking for it. The S Pen is built directly into the Chromebook’s chassis, and it works without batteries, so it’s always ready when you are.

2. Easy access for you — not for others

The Galaxy Chromebook is ready to work when you are. For the first time, Samsung has built a fingerprint reader into the keyboard, delivering enhanced security along with the convenience of being able to unlock the device with a single touch. It also boots up in under 10 seconds, so remote workers can hit the ground running quickly and securely whenever an idea strikes or a meeting calls.

Speaking of security, the Galaxy Chromebook also updates automatically in the background, keeping the device protected against the latest threats without interrupting your workflow.

3. The best screen you’ve seen

The first thing you’ll notice when you fire up the Galaxy Chromebook is the brilliant, 13.3-inch 4K AMOLED display — the first of its kind on a Chromebook. With 331 pixels per inch (PPI) and professional-grade color accuracy covering the full 100 percent Adobe RGB and DCI-P3 standards, the Galaxy Chromebook isn’t just great for sheets and documents. It’s also perfect for photo and video editing — not to mention streaming the latest shows and movies in native resolution when the workday is over.

The gorgeous display runs nearly edge to edge for a truly immersive experience, with a shockingly slim 3.9mm bezel to the left and right. Plus, with Ambient EQ, you’ll get the full effect in virtually any setting, as the display adapts automatically to the light around you.

4. Sleek and portable

Fortunately, all that screen doesn’t mean you have to lug around a behemoth. Measuring a mere 9.9mm (0.39 inch) when closed, the Galaxy Chromebook is one of the thinnest convertible laptops available today. And weighing in at a mere 2.3 pounds, it feels more like a tablet than the powerful notebook device that it is.

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The premium brushed aluminum finish comes in a classic Mercury Gray. But those who want to make a statement can opt for the eye-popping Fiesta Red, a rich finish that doesn’t just saturate the exterior of the device but spreads across the keyboard and even the hinge, offering a striking balance to the chrome edging that accentuates the ports.

5. Room to grow

You’ll be using those ports. The Galaxy Chromebook offers a simple yet flexible setup for peripherals and external storage, with two USB-C ports that can be used for anything from device charging to dual monitors, plus a UFS combo slot that lets you expand storage and transfer files easily with either a micro SD or the latest UFS card.

In addition to the 720p HD camera mounted above the screen, there’s an 8-megapixel camera embedded in the top left corner of the keyboard deck, handy for taking pictures when the keyboard is folded back in tablet mode.

On top of all that — or rather, beneath it — is a lightning-fast NVMe type solid state drive (SSD) that laps conventional SATA drives, making load times and file transfers nearly instantaneous.

In developing the new Galaxy Chromebook, Samsung worked in close cooperation with Google on the pioneering Chrome OS, and with Intel as part of the Project Athena innovation program, which delivers high-performance, highly responsive laptops.

The result: Galaxy Chromebook is the best you’ve ever seen. And the icing on the cake for IT is that you get powerful administrative tools make device management simple and cost-effective, while ongoing updates ensure a secure work environment. The new Samsung solution pairs strong core functionality with time-saving features, productivity tools and unrivaled visual appeal.

Learn more about how the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook can power your work from anywhere.

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