Samsung Chromebook Pro with backlit keyboard announced

After unveiling the Chromebook Pro last year, Samsung has now silently unveiled a new version of the laptop.

The new version of the Samsung Chromebook Pro shares resemblance with the original one, except for it now comes with a backlit keyboard.

The Chromebook Pro sports a 12.3-inch LED display with a screen resolution rated at 2,400 x 1,600 pixels, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by Intel Core m3 processor, coupled with 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM. It comes equipped with 32GB of internal storage which can be further expanded using a microSD card.


The device is backed by a 5,140mAh battery which is expected to last up to nine hours of usage and runs Chrome OS. It comes with connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v4.0, two USB Type-C port with support for charging and 4K video output.

The thin and lightweight laptop comes with 360-degree hinge and is the first one to come with Android apps. Additionally, it is accompanied by a built-in stylus for doodling around and on-screen inking support.

The Samsung Chromebook Pro with a backlit keyboard comes with a price tag of $599.99 (around Rs 39,400) and can be purchased via the company’s US website.

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