Samsung may have bowed out of the European laptop market but it is not giving up on North America as yet. Earlier this year the company launched its Chromebook 2 and it came with Samsung’s own Exynos 5 Octa chipset. Now Samsung has made available a revised version which is powered by an Intel chip. The 11.6-inch Intel-powered Samsung Chromebook 2 model is available for purchase for $250.

Make no mistake though. The Exynos 5 Octa models are still available for purchase in both 11.6 and 13-inch sizes if you prefer Samsung’s chipset over Intel’s. Only the 11.6-inch model comes with Intel’s fanless Celeron N2840 chipset that can go up to 2.58GHz and it is aided by 2GB of RAM. Its display has a 1,366×768 pixel resolution.

Since the notebook is powered by Chrome OS, which is a web based operating system from Google, the Chromebook 2 only has 16GB of internal memory which is the same across both Exynos and Intel powered models. RAM is different though, Exynos models have 4GB of RAM whereas Celeron N2840 powered 11.6-inch Chromebook 2 only has 2GB RAM.

This Chromebook 2 comes with a new Google Help application which does basically what Amazon Mayday does, connect the user over video chat to a support representative.

The Samsung Chromebook 2 with Intel Inside can be pre-ordered starting today with retail availability expected to start from next week. Its battery life is said to be good for 9 hours.

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