Last year's model had a 12.3-inch 3:2 aspect ratio 2400×1600 pixel resolution display but it has been swapped on the V2 for a 12.2-inch 16:10 aspect ratio 1920×1080 pixel resolution display. "For those who choose Chrome OS, we wanted to give them a lot of reasons to choose the new Samsung Chromebook Plus, as it is designed especially for people who never stop moving, to match their pace and magnify their creativity". It's got a convertible design to let you use the screen more like a tablet when you don't need the keyboard and comes with a stylus with its own slot that's built in to the laptop and doesn't require charging.
So it's not such a sharp screen, but then again, that will also help improve performance alongside the more powerful processor, because there are fewer pixels to shift.
As far as the design is concerned, Samsung hasn't really made any changes to the Chromebook Plus V2 so it looks quite similar to its predecessor, not that it's something that would deter you from purchasing this Chromebook. Enter the Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2), equipped with a generic built-in pen, just like its predecessor, and priced at a relatively affordable $499.99 and up.
Samsung's ditching ARM processors and switching to the much more capable Intel Celeron 3965Y.
The Chromebook Plus (V2) includes a curved cap keyboard that's meant to withstand spills, up to 60cc. You can expand that storage with the included microSD reader, and the Chromebook Plus V2 also includes two USB-C ports, a USB 3.0 port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The front-facer is a 1-megapixel (MP) affair, with the rear camera boasting 13MP and benefiting from auto-focus.