There are a lot of different devices available, making it very easy to find something that specifically suits your needs. People looking for light devices which aren’t that jaw dropping in terms of specs but offer superior flexibility and versatility, the Chromebook might be it. At the recent CES 2017 event, Samsung announced multiple devices including two Chromebook models that will go under the Pro and Plus brandings. The two devices aren’t identical but they are quite similar, and today we’re taking them through a quick comparison against the 12.9 inch version of Apple’s iPad Pro.
With a 12.3 inch display that offers a max resolution of 2400 x 1600, the Gorilla Glass 3 protected Chromebooks still fall behind Apple’s tablet. The iPad Pro 12.9 comes with a 12.9 inch display (obviously) and a max resolution of 2732 x 2048, as well as a fingerprint resistant surface.
Apple’s tablet features the A9X chip clocked at 2.26 GHz. The dual core chip’s competition for today is comprised of an ARM processing unit in the case of the Chromebook Plus and an Intel Core M3 for the Pro model of Chromebooks. With all devices involved capping at 4 GB of RAM, the only difference in memory is the amount of internal storage they offer. While the Chromebooks bring 32 GB to the table, the iPad Pro comes with 128 and 256 GB versions as well.
Another key difference between the two brands is that Samsung’s new Chromebooks will cost around $500 while you will have to shell out around $800 if you want the 12.9 inch iPad Pro. Price is most often a critical element which is taken into consideration before purchase. If the specs didn’t help you make up your mind, maybe the fact that Apple’s device costs almost double might give you a small incentive or make you lean in a particular direction.