You read that right! The wait is over! The Samsung Chromebook that was known only as ‘Kevin’ up until now was finally uncovered. The long talked-about laptop is now available for pre-order from Adorama as Samsung is eager to show off its new premium laptop.
However, both Adorama and B&H have since taken their listings off. Samsung is expected to announce the official launch of the new hybrid laptop in a matter of days. But thanks to the glimpse we got to see, Samsung Chromebook promises to live up to the expectations – and the some!
What is ‘Kevin’?
Codename Kevin was used for Samsung’s new Chromebook – a laptop that will run Google’s Chrome operating system (OS). Google’s open-source OS is specifically designed for larger screens. The tech giant has been constantly updating the OS, and now it can support the Google Play store and Android apps.
Chrome OS has been around for some five years, and is now the most widely used web browser worldwide. For the first time ever, more computers that operate on Chrome OS have been sold than Macs this year.
Technology blog “Chrome Unboxed” revealed some of the key specs of the upcoming device. According to several media publications, the next-gen hybrid will come with its own stylus. Check them out to see if Samsung’s new offering poses any interest to you. For us, the 10-hour battery is clearly a winner!
- 12.3-inch touchscreen display
- 32GB of storage
- 360-degree hinge
- 10-hour battery
- Stylus that Samsung calls “PEN”
E-commerce websites predict the device will come with quite a pricy tag compared to other Chromebooks released by the South Korean company. However, even though such a price would be fitting for a device packing so much awesome specs, this may change.
By comparison, the majority of the laptops in the Chromebook category sell from around solid price. If the predictions come true, it will be a sign that Samsung wants to secure the Chromebook Pro’s status as a premium device. Samsung refused to comment on the findings published by CNBC.
For those who have been enjoying the unknown and the mystery surrounding the new Samsung Chromebook Pro, it’s been a fun ride. For those who are now discovering ‘Kevin’ and its awesome specs, this looks to be one of the best Chromebooks released this fall.
While you must wait a bit more before you can have the new Samsung Chromebook Pro in your hands, there are many other Chromebook products and accessories you can shop for right now. Take a look at our list below.
ThinkWrite Premium Headset
The design of the ThinkWrite headsets allows both recording and listening via a single jack. It’s compatible with Google Chromebooks, Apple iPads, Kindle Fire devices, smartphones and most laptops. They are also useful for gaming, speech to text (Siri), recording voiceovers, voice/video chat (Skype), and language learning with Rosetta Stone.
The ThinkWrite headset has been designed specifically for use in classrooms. However, they can evidently be used by all users, anywhere. The earphones are made of a special plastic doesn’t break even when bent to extreme positions. They also have an extra thick cable and built-in volume control.
- High quality sound drivers available for the ideal musical experience
- Premium headset with flexible boom microphone
- Built-in volume control
- Single TRRS jack for recording and HD listening
- Long lifespan due to extra durable design
- Excellent for kids and students in classroom
Chromebook Fabric Multi-functional Messenger Case
If you’re looking for an ultra-portable solution to carry your Chromebook around, this here is the solution for you. It’s a perfect fit for 11″ ~ 12.5″ Ultrabooks, Notebooks, Chromebook or other laptops of this size. The messenger-style bag is made of a durable and high-quality suit fabric for a professional and sophisticated case.
The multi-functional slipcase also features secure pockets and comes with extra bubble foam padding on the interior. This way, your valuable device is protected from potential shocks. The bubble foam padding is one of the main features that make this bag stand out from the crowd.
Two large external accessory pockets are added to the zippered main compartment, so you can conveniently store your USB cables, power adapters, stationery, business essentials, and other items you might need. Your new Samsung Chromebook Pro will fit perfectly in this bag, which you can take to work, during your travels, to school or for any other kind of daily use.
- Soft border lining for extra protection around the edges
- Removable/adjustable shoulder strap
- One handle for added support
- Stylish suit fabric-like material on the exterior
- Bubble neoprene on the interior
- Comes in two colors: Blue and Gray
- Fully padded interior for shock absorbance
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Colorful Tribal Laptop Sleeve Case Bag
If you want your slipcase to match your bubbly personality even more, go for this colorful tribal laptop sleeve (Hakuna Matata, anyone?). It’s more convenient to use thanks to the double zipper design, and it can also double as mouse, if need be.
Given the fact that the range of designs is so wide, you can choose the artwork image that best suits your personal style. Note that the design is the same on both the front and back of the case bag. Your Samsung Chromebook will be protected from shock, dust, and potential scratching thanks to the super soft neoprene material.
It’s also very durable, so you won’t have to buy another case anytime soon. The material is both waterproof and breathable, with a feel-good touch. The case bag is easy to dry and the colors won’t fade with multiple washings.
Acer Chromebook Keyboard Cover
Why should you buy this Chromebook keyboard cover? It protects your keyboard (and the insides of your laptop, for that matter) from dust, dirt, spills (tea, coffee, water, etc.), as well as from overall wear and tear. A must-have for school, college or university students.
Thankfully, should the Casiii keyboard cover get dirty, it can be easily removed, washed and disinfected. Let it dry first and then pop it back on your keyboard. You are good to go!
With this Casiii keyboard skin, you don’t have to worry anymore about blank keys appearing after months or years of excessive use. If you’re concerned about the keys having a strange or awkward feel, know that the thermoplastic silicone is not just flexible, but also ultra-thin.
This keyboard protector is designed to be a perfect fit for standard Samsung Chromebook 2 keyboards. However, the new Samsung Chromebook Pro might also fit. Thanks to the mere 1 mm thickness, you still have maximum tactile response when typing.
Not feeling particular about the Plum Purple in the image? Choose from a wide range of colors, including Blue Turquoise, Navy Blue, Solid Black, Gold and more. If you buy more than one, you can have your keyboard match your mood. Note: The lettering of the key cover is either black or white.
- The Casiii cover is non-toxic, eco-friendly, risk-free
- Easy to set up and remove for cleaning purposes
- Ultra-thin for maximum efficiency in typing
- Wide variety of colors to choose from
- Minimal packaging that is 100% recyclable
Composition Notebook Design Decal Sticker
After you invest in a pricey laptop, the last thing you want is for the device to get wear and tear marks. To avoid that, buy a stylish protection, such as this decal skin sticker. It provides you with a durable protection for your notebook, in addition to the unique and vibrant look.
The thin vinyl cover provides as much protection as hard cases and shells while giving you easy access to third-party cases or accessories. This skin sticker is designed to protect both the outer lid of your laptop and the wrist area. This way, you can display your skin sticker with your laptop open or closed.
This skin decal package also comes with an additional sticker that protects your power cord. Now the vibrant colors are everywhere, creating a full redesign of your laptop and accessories.
- Offer includes 2 stickers: one for the outer lid and one for the wrist area
- Bonus: An additional sticker for the power cord
- Vinyl material is lightweight and flexible
- Choose from several styles and colors
Luxurious Snugg Leather Laptop Bag
If you’re not a big fan of the colorful messenger bags, tote bags and laptop sleeves we have presented so far, you might be interested in making a more sensible purchase. Meet the luxurious yet practical Snugg laptop bag. Made of high-quality leather, this durable shoulder bag also comes with metal fastenings.
Are you an organized person? Keep all your items separated in the six internal pockets and four external compartments – you’ll always know what’s where! According to the manufacturer, the bag is spacious enough to fit laptops, tablets and devices up to 15.6 inches.
The Snugg bag is perfect for daily use, business, college, and traveling.
Great news all around! Even though you have a bit more waiting to do before buying a Samsung Chromebook Pro, at least now you know that the wait will be worth it. In the meantime, what other Chromebook-compatible accessories did you buy and why? Let us know all about it in the comment section below.