Samsung is repairing last year's Chromebook Pro by launching a new computer model that is virtually identical, except for one crucial difference: a backlit keyboard, through SamMobile.
The new model presents exactly the same specifications as the original. It has the same design, the same 12.3-inch screen, 2400 x 1600 pixels, and the same Intel Core M3 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage and a price tag of $ 599.99. The lack of a backlit keyboard was always an odd omission given the relatively premium location of the Chromebook Pro in the Chromebook pantheon, so it's nice to finally see the feature, even if it's almost a year late. Unfortunately, only the Chromebook Pro seems to get the new keyboard; the slightly cheaper Chromebook Plus keys will be stuck in the dark for now.
Interestingly, Samsung continues to sell the non-backlit version of the Chromebook Pro for the same $ 599.99 (presumably while erasing the stock from the previous model). So, if you choose one, be sure to buy the right one.