Update: A spokesperson for Samsung also confirmed to TechRadar Pro that the smaller model will sell for £249 while the bigger one will cost £329; she also confirmed that the original Samsung Chromebook will still be available for sale for £229.
Samsung has confirmed that its next generation Chromebook 2 notebooks will arrive on UK soil in May.
The 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch ARM-based laptops and successor to the most popular Chromebook yet will go on sale on May 1 and May 11 respectively, although Samsung is yet to confirm UK prices.
The smaller of the two devices features 1366 x 768 screen resolution, while the full size model packs a full HD 1920 x 1080 display. Both harness Samsung's octo-core Exynos 5 processors (1.9GHz or 2.1GHz)\.
The devices feature up to 4GB RAM and 16GB of storage, while both include that faux-leather casing that's become a design feature across Samsung's mobile devices.
Both models are expected to be priced higher than the first model, which was priced at £230 upon launch in the UK last year.
In the United States they cost $319.99 (£193) for the 11.6-inch device while the 13.3-inch will cost $399.99 (£241), but seeing as the original Chromebook was $249, Brits can expect to see a little bit of a bump.
Let's hope that like-it-or-loathe-it faux leather finish doesn't push up the price any more than is necessary to account for the spec improvements!
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