Samsung swears the Chromebook 2 is 125% faster than the first


The Samsung Chromebook 2 benchmarks we have seen are far from impressive. In fact, they are downright disappointing to many of you. Sometimes those numbers don’t mean much, though. We have seen many devices score low and offer great experience. Will this be the case with the Samsung Chromebook 2?

Samsung swears their new Chromebook is 125% faster than the original Chromebook. More specifically, Samsung says the new Exynos 5 Octa is 125% better than the Exynos 5 Dual, which is what the original Samsung Chromebook sports.

chromebook2-13_013_dynamic_titanium-graySeeing the previous benchmarks, we will hold our judgement instead of just believing Samsung. We certainly hope the Samsung Chromebook 2 proves to be over twice as fast, though. Even Google has good things to say about it, so we are not sure what to believe just yet.

“The Samsung Chromebook 2 offers great performance and battery life in a slim, fanless design, making them great devices for consumers, businesses and schools. We’re particularly excited to see the new 13-inch form factor from Samsung, powered by Exynos 5 Octa processor, which brings Chromebooks up market with high quality components and capabilities, like a full, bright HD screen and top-notch audio for a rich Google+ Hangouts experience. These specs make the Samsung Chromebook 2 a great primary device for everyone.” -Caesar Sengupta, vice president of product management, Google.

Of course, this comment has the PR treatment, but be sure we will be checking out the Chromebook 2 to see al it has to offer. What do you guys think? Is the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor really all that?

[Business Wire]