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  • - What you are looking at right now is the hottest,

  • most beautiful laptop that I have held

  • in a very long time

  • but that does not mean that you should buy it.

  • This is the Galaxy Chromebook.

  • So the Galaxy Chromebook comes out some time

  • in the first quarter of this year

  • and it starts at $999 which is a lot of money

  • for a Chromebook

  • but before we get into that value proposition,

  • I just wanna take a little bit of time

  • to appreciate this amazing hardware.

  • It has a 13.3-inch 4K UHD AMOLED display

  • that starts with eight gigs of RAM

  • and 120 gigs of storage which is pretty good

  • for a Chromebook.

  • It should be good for about eight hours

  • of battery life and most importantly,

  • it has an Intel 10th Gen Core i5 processor.

  • This thing has more than enough processing power

  • to run Chrome OS.

  • Plus, I mean, just look at this thing.

  • This color that you're seeing here is called Fiesta Red

  • and it is very intense.

  • It also comes in a really boring gray color

  • if you're a really boring person.

  • Go for it if you want to.

  • There are bezels on the top and the sides

  • but they're super, super thin.

  • You can barely see them

  • and there is a webcam up there too

  • so good job on that.

  • The thing is under 10 millimeters thick

  • which is pretty incredible

  • and it's also a two-in-one

  • so it folds all the way around,

  • it's built out of aluminum,

  • it feels like really good build quality

  • except for a little bit of wobble on the screen.

  • That 999 that you're paying is for this level

  • of quality and hardware.

  • So let's go back to that screen for just a minute

  • because it really is the centerpiece of this laptop.

  • It's AMOLED and Samsung says

  • that it can reach HDR 400 but you should know

  • that you're not gonna get that everywhere

  • because a bunch of HDR content is locked

  • behind weird DRM and Chrome OS

  • has to get updated for it.

  • Whatever.

  • It looks really, really beautiful.

  • It is, of course, a touchscreen

  • and this think has a stylus.

  • It's inside a little garage

  • so you can pop it out

  • and so you can draw with it

  • and that works about as well as it does

  • in any other Chrome oS device

  • which is to say fine.

  • Really, my only complaint about this screen

  • is that it's 16 by nine

  • which I don't personally like

  • but it seems like that's what every laptop

  • is doing these days so whatever.

  • In terms of ports, it's pretty standard for Chromebooks.

  • There's two USB-C ports

  • and it does have a micro-SD card slot for expansion.

  • There's also an eight-megapixel camera on the deck

  • of the keyboard so you can use it as a camera

  • in tablet mode if you really want to.

  • Speaking of the deck,

  • we should talk about the keyboard that's on the deck.

  • This thing is only 10 millimeters thin

  • and so the keyboard doesn't have much room to move

  • so there's only, I don't know,

  • I think it's 1.2 millimeters of key travel

  • which sounds bad up it feels okay.

  • The important thing is that Samsung

  • is using traditional scissor switches

  • so it shouldn't run into the same problem

  • as the Macs and the butterfly keyboard

  • and when I was typing on it,

  • it didn't sound all that loud.

  • Again, the really only problem I noticed

  • was that it made the screen wobble a little bit.

  • The think about Chrome OS

  • is that 90% of people can do 90%

  • of what they need 90% of the time

  • but it's that other 10% that's the problem

  • and until Google can start filling in that gap,

  • this Galaxy Chromebook is gonna remain a niche product,

  • a very pretty niche but still a niche.

  • Hey, thank you so much for watching.

  • We're obviously at CES 2020 and we're running around

  • like crazy pointing cameras

  • at everything we can possibly think of

  • and so please keep it locked to the Verge

  • to see more of the stuff that we point cameras at.

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