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Samsung 500C21

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Overall 6
5.5
Design 7
7.0
Performance 5
5.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Display 6
6.0
Keyboard 7
7.0
Software 5
5.0

Samsung Chromebook Series 5 review

theverge.com
30 January 2012
  • Summary: The Samsung Chromebook Series 5 isn’t just any laptop — it’s one we’ve been waiting on since the fall of 2009. It was then, back in an economy where netbooks were still selling like hotcakes, that Google’s Sundar Pichai took to the stage in Mountain View to talk about a future operating system that would be completely based around the browser — Chrome OS.
  • Pros: Thin and light design, Bright, matte display, Speedy boot and resume times
  • Cons: Can get sluggish, No real control panel, native system settings, No offline app support, More expensive than the average Atom netbook
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Overall 5
5.0

Samsung Chromebook Series 5

CNET
6 October 2011
  • Summary: Despite solid hardware, great battery life, and fast startup, we can't recommend the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 until and unless Google improves the Chrome OS.
  • Cons: The Series 5 is expensive for its features and abilities, and using it can be frustrating depending on your wireless signal strength.
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Overall 5
5.0

Samsung Chromebook Series 5

PC Magazine
10 September 2011
  • Conclusion: With the Samsung Chromebook Series 5, the company's first Chromebook, you're paying more for a netbook that runs an unpolished OS than one that has Windows 7.
  • Pros: Lightning fast boot times. Losing files to a hard drive crash isn't a concern. Big, bright 12-inch screen. Excellent battery life. Improved HD video playback. Samsung throws in a 4GB SD card.
  • Cons: More expensive than Windows-based netbooks. Media player is very primitive. Clickpad is a bit wonky. No Ethernet or Bluetooth. VGA requires a dongle attachment. File management is hard to grasp. Web Store doesn't have enough apps to make the Chrome OS experience compelling.
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Overall 6
6.0

Samsung Chromebook Series 5

stuffmideast.com
3 August 2011
  • Summary: Solidly made and blindingly fast to reach to the internet, but messy offline computing makes it a tough sell
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
15 June 2011
  • Excerpt: The Chrome OS–based Series 5 has a super-quick boot time and long battery life, but only those willing to live exclusively in the cloud should even consider it.
  • Pros: Speedy boot, wake-up times, Excellent battery life, Lots of free apps
  • Cons: No significant offline access to apps, No Java support
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Overall 5
5.0

Samsung Chromebook Series 5

LAPTOP Magazine
10 June 2011
  • Summary: Does the world need a computer with a web-only OS? Google seems to think so, and, in a connected world, the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook would seem to be the answer. It's an attractive and highly portable notebook that gives you near-instant access to the Internet.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Attractive, Fast boot times
  • Cons: Poor audio quality, Rudimentary file manager, Can't multitask, Can't access Google Docs or Reader offline
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REVIEW: Samsung Chromebook Series 5

BCW
21 November 2011
  • Summary: In June this year, Google extended its reach into the computer market by launching the Chromebook platform. Many thought this an extremely strange move, especially considering underpowered netbooks are on the way out in favour of chic tablets. But Google is an Internet company, so it makes sense that the Chromebook revolves around cloud computing. Think of the Chromebook as a netbook that occupies a niche between a pure cloud client and a traditional laptop.
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Samsung Chromebook Series 5 Review

Tech Reviews
12 September 2011
  • Conclusion: After my time with the Samsung Chromebook Series 5. I must say I’m very impressed with what I’ve seen.  I spend a lot of my time online viewing various web pages, Youtube, listening to music and this little device didn’t disappoint in the slightest. In fact, it was a pleasure to use and I for one would recommend it to everyone.
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Overall 4
4.0

Samsung Chromebook Series 5 review

IT PRO
14 July 2011
  • Excerpt: As the first laptop to come pre-loaded with Chrome OS, Samsung's Series 5 Chromebook has certainly made an impression, but is it right for business? Tom Morgan and Alan Lu take an in-depth look.
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Overall 6
6.0

Samsung Chromebook Series 5 review

expertreviews.co.uk
14 July 2011
  • Conclusion: The Series 5 is a fantastic first outing for Chrome OS, but the web-based operating system isn’t ideal for home users when they can buy a Windows-based netbook for less
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