The Chromebook was launched after the company's CES press conference which is a little odd, given that is what press conferences are usually for.
The 2.5-pound laptop has an 11.6-inch display with 1366 x 768 resolution, and it is powered by an Intel Celeron N3050 CPU. There is a USB 2 and a USB 3 connection and an HTMI out slot. Not really that much to see here, so it might be the reason everything is so low key.
It has either a 2GB or 4GB of RAM and promises up to 11 hours of battery life. This is much better than the 8.5 hours for the Chromebook 2. It has a reinforced metal body for "durability against drops and spills."
Samsung would not say how much the new machine will cost. The Chromebook 2 retailed for $399.99 when it was announced so it will probably be about the same.
The company said that Chromebook demand was growing. Its first model was released in 2011 so it has been in on the ground floor of the whole project.
A spokesSamsung said that the Chromebook 3 will be available sometime in early 2016.