Mar 02 AT 3:42 PM Alex Wagner 21 Comments

Samsung Chromebook 2 revealed in leaked image, complete with faux leather exterior


When Samsung first took the wraps off of its new Galaxy Note 3 last year, one of the more notable features of the device was its back cover, which ditched the glossy plastic of its predecessors for a faux leather look. Samsung then used the same leather-like texture on its recently-announced Galaxy S 4 Black Edition, and now a new leak has shown that the South Korean firm has another leather-bound product in its pipeline.

An image shared by @evleaks has given us our first glimpse of the Samsung Chromebook 2, the follow-up to the original Samsung Chromebook that debuted in late 2012. The new Chromebook 2 looks like a mashup of the ATIV Book 9 Plus and Note 3, borrowing the thinness and basic design of the former and combining it with the faux leather texture found on the latter’s backside.

There’s not much known about the Samsung Chromebook 2 aside from what we can glean from this leaked image. The original Samsung Chromebook featured an 11.6-inch display and an Exynos processor, and while it’s definitely possible that the Chromebook 2 will sport similar features, we’ll have to wait until Sammy makes the thing official before we know for sure. It does look like Samsung’s got a new leather-clad Chromebook model on the way, though, and so anyone in the market for a new Chrome OS laptop may want to wait until Samsung’s official Chromebook 2 announcement before pulling the trigger on a new device.

Source: @evleaks

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  • Humberto Hernandez Goitia

    I dont know why someone whould use a chromebook…

    I mean, they are only “usefull” if you have a GOOD and permanent internet conection..
    You can’t use real software, like, AutoCad, Full Office suit, Photoshop, After Efects, Sony Vegas, UloWin, SAP2000, etc…

    Just Web apps, and i can run those in a Windows device with chrome installed…

    • Peter

      Well, I have Chromebook and while it is the best option for laptop that I would use:

      By the way i DARE you to buy Windows installed lightbook for $199 !! xD

      - Cheap ($199!)
      - Light weight (1 kg!)
      - Fast (SSD & Chrome = 8 sec boot and fast as “hmm” working system)
      - Not that small screen (11.6″)
      - Good battery (7h is like nothing to it)
      - Good for programming (plenty applications for it OFFLINE and ONLINE)
      - Good remote control (Chrome Remote Desktop is just perfect!)
      - Good office (QuickOffice) OFFLINE
      (or Microsoft Office online)
      - Standard photo editor OFFLINE
      (or photoshop by pixlr online)
      - Gmail OFFLINE

      - And plenty other offline applications.

      6 months of usage and it’s still boots like… 8 sec?

      It is great for student like me, who have good PC at home and like to carry cheap and fast laptop to school, friends, work and travel.

      • nosense

        As long as I can use Opera as defalt browser…

        Chromebooks could be an option then.

      • Humberto Hernandez Goitia

        You said what chrome has, but, that’s NOTHING compared to pro software on Windows.
        Cheap: Yep, it’s chep, i like that
        Light Weight: I dont care if it weights 2Kg, im not holding it in my hand.
        Fast SSD: Windows ultrabooks have SDD
        Not that small screen: I like 13″ or more.
        Good Battery: Of course it has more battery life, windows eats all it can find! (also, 3000mAh battery for a pc? come oN!)
        Good for programming: I dont know what you mean by that. I dont program, i need REAL SOFTWARE, no apps.
        Good remote control: I dont need that.
        Good office: Just that? Ok, it’s something.
        Standard photo editor: I dont whant “standar” i need FULL, again, not an app, a real program.
        Gmail: Come on man, i can gmail from my phone!

        I study engineering, i NEED CALCULATION SOFTWARE, like a FULL AUTOCAD, SAP 2000, UloWin, etc.

        Chromebooks CANT do that.

        This goes to the 8 people who downvoted me: You think because you can do everything you need with apps on your phone… the pro users can? NO.

        • redraider133

          Well clearly chrome books aren’t targeted towards the hardcore, heavy users… That’s not what they even advertise it as, so of course it’s not going to work with the advanced, everything and anything.

    • bob

      Some people don’t need to run AutoCAD. I don’t need the rest on your list!

      If you don’t get it, its not for you.

      • Richard Yarrell

        You gave that guy a face plant similar to how I pimp slap that silly androidandme troll squiddy20. Samsung rules phablets,TV’s, home appliances, tablets, computers,smartwatches,and now Galaxy Fit products.

        At the end of the day it goes back to exactly what I have been saying for over three years now.

        Plain and simple nothing
        beats Samsung products period.

        • Christopher Williamson

          You again? Don’t you have anything better to do?

        • squiddy20

          1. We’re conversing on the Internet. Not only are you not “pimp slapping me” literally, you haven’t won an argument in years. Unless you count the childish, immature, ridiculous insults you spew when you have nothing left to say as “winning”.
          2. Do you even know what a face plant is? You don’t face plant someone else, they do it to themselves, usually on accident. For example: “That skateboarder face planted on the half pipe sooo hard.” Use that “pimp slapping” Note 3 to do a bit of Google searching. Idiot.
          3. “Plain and simple” that is just your opinion, and contrary to your ridiculous viewpoints, is not an unequivocal fact. As you’ve so ridiculously stated to me many times: “go buy a life”.
          4. Samsung is the only seller of “Galaxy Fit products”, so of course they’re going to “rule” that “category”. Also, in 2013, Lenovo was the highest seller of Windows based laptops/desktops, not Samsung. Even more ridiculous fanboy comments that have absolutely no basis in truth or fact. Par for the course.

        • Lou Sasshole

          Holy shit, I can’t believe you just keep going with this same tired old tripe you freaking turkey looking motherucker lol.

          You sound like a desperate salesman that needs a hot meal.

          And fucking LOL @ your stupidity “Samsung rules Galaxy Fit products” – I mean holy shit, how dumb can you be? Hahahahahaha.

          Plain and simple you are a grade A moron, period.

        • redraider133

          They don’t *own* smart watches, they weren’t flying off the shelves, they did not sell that well at all.

    • jmon

      You can do a lot on the chromebook offline. Granted you may have to set up prior to being offline but you dont have to be online to use a chromebook.

      You have to remember that MOST people do NOT use software like autocad and photoshop. Most people only go online, check their emails, facebook, and thats it! Even so, there are a handful of photoshop replacements on the web like pixlr where you can do whatever you need to do photoshop-wise in the browser for free! And you would use Google Docs instead of MS products.

      If I were to choose between Windows and a Chromebook, I would choose a Chromebook because the Chromebook is always up to date, has great battery life depending on which you get, it never slows down (unlike Windows), and you dont have to worry about viruses as much.

    • shane

      all those programs you mentioned are all things that very few people use. I mean someone shopping around for a computer that needs editing software would already know that. And permanent internet connection is something so prevalent in the modern household that its really a non issue.

    • Adam

      Do you have parents/step parents/in laws?

      A Chromebook has severely cut down on the support calls I’ve had to deal with from certain family members who only ever use their computers for facebook, netflix and some surfing.

    • Steve Everett

      I thought the same thing you do until i got one

    • jamal adam

      The thing you have to understand is that many people don’t need to use AutoCad, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, After Effects, etc. Rather what some people need and want is something that they can use to watch videos, check their social media, do a little Google docs and any other set of things without having to worry about the hassles that come with Windows. The price point is perfect and ChromeOS does also have offline mode, the chromebooks are very portable, offer long battery life and you’re always secure and don’t have to worry about updating the software every time. It’s a hassle free, simple, easy to use, and just gets the job done. As a college student, that’s all I ask for and my Acer C720 does it very well.

  • bob

    The fake leather back and imprinted fake sewing are the worst things about the note 3. And before someone says it, no I can’t swap it for another one, the qi back only comes in that style.

    I despise the look of leather, even more so when its attached to technology. I liked the back of my galaxy nexus

  • redraider133

    I think this looks sharp on the chromebook, much more so than on phones.

  • Adam

    Chromebooks are not meant to replace laptops. They are not meant to be for every type of user. They are meant for users that spend most of their time in a browser and want a device that starts up fast and is easy to use. That fits a lot of users.

    If you’re considering Chromebooks but also need access to Windows applications you can look at solutions like Ericom AccessNow, an HTML5 RDP client that enables Chromebook users to securely connect to any RDP host, including Terminal Server and VDI virtual desktops, and run their applications and desktops in a browser.

    AccessNow does not require any client to be installed on the Chromebook, as you only need the HTML5-compatible browser.

    For an online, interactive demo, open your Chrome browser and visit:

    Please note that I work for Ericom

  • donger

    Mmm Chrome.

  • Mix

    If ONLY I could install older games on this, I would pick one up in a heartbeat.