Re: Is it the screen ?
The screen seems the same. Having just 2GB will save some power. Also it is a dual core Silvermont Atom so it is no surprise it uses slightly less power as you get less CPU/GPU performance than the Exynos variant.
I'm currently eagerly awaiting a Chromebook with the new 20nm 64-bit Exynos octa to replace the Exynos dual Chromebook I use for travelling, benchmarking and GCC development. That should give a 2-4x speedup to large builds and benchmarking runs!