Samsung has moved on to Day 5 of its 12 Days of Deals today, and it has a pretty sweet deal on the Chromebook Pro today only. You can save $100 on the Samsung Chromebook Pro, dropping the price to $499. But Samsung is also throwing in the T5 Portable SSD, 250GB capacity for free. Normally that T5 Portable SSD is priced at $129, so you're saving a ton of cash here. And that portable SSD would be a great gift to give to someone else on your list as well.
The Samsung Chromebook Pro is one of the more powerful Chromebooks on the market right now. It sports a 12.3-inch 2400x1600 resolution touchscreen, powered by the Intel Core m3 processor (6Y30) which is clocked at 900MHz and can turbo-boost up to 2.2GHz. Now that does sound pretty slow, especially in 2018, but the thing to remember with Chromebooks is that these do not need a lot of speed, and it can turbo-boost up to 2.2GHz when you need it. There is Intel HD Graphics 515 on-board, as well as 4GB of RAM included. As far as ports go, there's two USB-C ports (used for data transfer, HDMI, charging and more), a micro SD card slot and a headphone/microphone port. So there's not a whole lot of ports here, and you'll likely need an adapter if you are looking to connect this to a monitor or something like that. But it does offer a pretty clean look. There is a 5140mAh battery inside, which is enough for around eight hours of usage. That is pretty low compared to other Chromebooks, but this one does offer much higher specs.
Now when it comes to that T5 Portable SSD, you're going to be getting a pretty small SSD with around 250GB of storage (about 240GB usable, out of the box). It is a USB-C portable SSD, so it'll work with this Chromebook without needing an adapter. Samsung does include a USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-C to USB-A cable in the box. Read and write speeds here are pretty insane too, coming in at around 500MB/s on both the read and write. That is real-world speed too, it can actually read and write much faster. But unless you have a much faster machine, you won't ever see those faster speeds, unfortunately. Typically this is $129, and today you are getting it for free with the Chromebook Pro, which is a pretty insane deal.
Samsung's 12 Days of Deals last now through next week, and offer about three different deals every single day. So if you are looking to pick up something from Samsung for the holidays, now is definitely the time to do so. These deals are good today only, though, which is unfortunate, but that means you have to act quick on these. You can check out all of Samsung's deals - for 12 Days of Deals and otherwise - by hitting the link down below. Samsung is discounting smartphones, Chromebooks, laptops, cameras, TVs, and just about anything else you can imagine.