Samsung's Chromebook Pro Needs More Work

Samsung is looking at expanding their Chromebook line to something a little fancier. At CES they talked about the new Chromebook Pro and made some pretty big promises as to the performance and features of this Pro machine. Early testing shows that it's far from ready as the stylus input is way too laggy to be useful - and this is one of the main reasons it's getting the "Pro" tag. Hopefully they can smooth out the wrinkles soon. Samsung doesn't need a product to flop right now.

The good news is that performance seems to have improved in the few weeks I've been using the Chromebook Pro, thanks to a series of software updates. Google will be gathering data on the Play Store and Android app usage in the next few months -- the Samsung Chromebook Plus (a laptop that's identical to the Pro with the exception of a weaker ARM processor) hits stores this Sunday, with the beta Play Store included.

Source: Engadget