The Samsung Chromebook Plus and Pro ($449.99 and $549.99, respectively) are systems built on firsts. Nearly identical but for their processors — the Plus has an ARM processor and the Pro has an Intel Core m3 — they’re the first Chromebooks that have embedded styli and can run Android apps out of the box, and both features add a ton of functionality to Google’s lightweight operating system.
Throw in a thin, premium build and a vivid, albeit oddly shaped 12.3-inch display, and you have two of the best Chromebooks on the market right now. Being first, of course, comes with some growing pains. Some Android apps we used from the still-in-beta Google Play Store simply didn’t work well. However, even if you’re getting a Chromebook because you just want Google’s browser-centric operating system, the Chromebook Plus and Pro stand out from the crowd.
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