Samsung’s new entry-level Chrome OS laptop, the $ 299 Galaxy Chromebook Go, is available for purchase now on Samsung’s website and other retailers. While only the Wi-Fi model is available on Thursday, Samsung plans to offer an LTE model in the coming weeks, which should be a nice added benefit for browsing while on the go.
The modest price of the Galaxy Chromebook Go seems to be reflected in the features. It has a 14-inch 1366 x 768 HD display, a definite step down from the 4K OLED panel that came on the $ 549 Galaxy Chromebook 2. It also works with an Intel Celeron N4500 processor and 4GB of RAM, which probably does not will set the world on fire, but should be enough for casual Chrome use.
Samsung claims that the Galaxy Chromebook Go’s 5480mAh battery should last 12 hours on a single charge, which compared to the Chromebook 2 is around seven hours of battery life (in our tests) is great, but also probably related to the differences in screen and processors between the two models. Internal storage comes in at 32 GB (expandable if you have a microSD card handy) and the Chromebook Go includes a USB-A 3.2 port, two USB-C ports, a headphone jack and a microSD card reader.
You can check out our Chromebook guide if you’re looking for a new lightweight laptop, but if Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook Go speaks to you (and you’re not waiting for LTE), you can buy it now from Samsung’s store.