With the introduction of the new Samsung Chromebook Plus, tablets as you know them are about to change.

When the Samsung Chromebook Plus first got announced, I immediately thought, “why would anyone buy a Chromebook with an ARM processor.”  About a month has passed since then and I have started to see things from a different perspective. Originally I was looking at it from the viewpoint of a Chromebook Pixel user and thinking there was no way that an arm processor would be powerful enough. However, I’ve come to realize that I’m not the target audience that they are pitching this product to. In fact, the market that it fits in, is much more broad.

The Chromebook plus is great for anyone who was about to buy an Android tablet or even a basic Chromebook.  If you look at it from that perspective, the Chromebook Plus is an obvious choice.  By comparison, it makes other tablets look like less functional toys.  By combining the productivity of a Chromebook and the user friendly apps and games of a tablet, you get the best of both worlds for much less than you would spend if you were to buy both machines separately.

Its’ features and functionality put it far and above any current tablet. Here is a simple comparison of the Chromebook Plus vs Google Pixel C

Samsung Chromebook Plus Google Pixel C
Material Used Metal Metal
Octane Benchmark 10000 9000
Price $450 $600
Keyboard Included $150
Screen Resolution 12.3 inch 2400 x 1600 10.2 inch 2560 x 1800
Battery life 9 hours 10 hours

This is just a basdic comparison of the two machines.  Chromebooks don’t have the same limitations as tablets do. By combining the two, you get the best of both worlds without having to break the bank.

Right now seems to be a great time to buy one with Best Buy offering $100 and Google adding $20 in Play Store credit.  If you were in the market for a basic Chromebook or a Tablet you should really give the Samsung Chromebook Plus a good look.

 

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