Samsung's Chromebook Pro to come with touchscreen & stylus

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CIOL Samsung's Chromebook Pro to come with touch-screen, stylus and $499 price tag

Samsung's Korean website reportedly listed its upcoming product giving us a sneak-peak into the company’s much awaited high-end Chromebook, dubbed the Chromebook Pro, when its landing page was public for several hours over the weekend.


As per the listing page, the Chromebook Pro will come with a 12.3-inch 360-degree touchscreen and, interestingly, a stylus that could turn your laptop into an improvised drawing tablet. It also hinted at a pre-installed ArtCanvas app for creative types, and the pen would no doubt come in handy for promised Android app support.

CIOLSamsung's Chromebook Pro to come with touch-screen, stylus and $499 price tag

The Chromebook Pro would come draped in a "full metal" shell that helps it measure just 0.55 inches at its thickest point. It'd have a very sharp 2,400 x 1,600 display, packed with 2GHz hexacore processor that should not only help with battery life (up to 10 hours) but would also improve compatibility with Android apps.

The stylus has been termed as simply 'PEN' by the company and can be kept inside the slot present on the Chromebook itself. "Enjoy a true-to-life, natural PEN experience, and draw - or write - whatever you feel using the ArtCanvas app preinstalled on your Chromebook Pro and take screen captures. A quick and satisfying click is all it takes to begin practical note-taking or to get going with a range of drawing apps," the company said on its listing page.

First spotted by ChromeUnboxed, retailers Adorama and B&H had landing pages up for a short period of time, revealing a $499 price tag for the Chromebook. B&H's product page tipped the Chromebook Pro's launch for October 24.