chromebook2 13 013 dynamic titanium gray 730x486 Samsungs new 11.6 inch and 13.3 inch Chromebooks will be available in the UK from May 1

Samsung has revealed that its new Chromebook 2 devices – complete with faux leather designs – will be available to buy in the UK from the start of May.

The black 11.6-inch version of the device will be available to UK buyers from May Day itself, but if you wanted a larger-screened model – or a white 11.6-inch model – you’ll have to wait until they reach retailers on May 12. In the US, the devices cost $319.99 for the smaller model and $399.99 for the 13.3-inch unit. We’ve not had confirmation of the UK-specific pricing as yet, but we’d expect them to be around the same figures. (Update: We’ve had the UK prices confirmed by a company spokesperson as £329.00 for the 13.3-inch model and £249 for the 11.6 inch)

Aside of screen size (and overall dimensions/weight), the key difference between the two is that the 13.3-inch model offers a full 1080P display, whereas the smaller model offers a max resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The larger model also has twice as much RAM and a slightly quicker processor clock speed.

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