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.
Excerpt: 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...
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
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.
Summary: Does the new Samsung Series 5 Chromebook overcome past problems?
Pros: Improved speed, Fast boot up, Attractive design, Light and compact, Support for 3G mobile internet, Improvements in both the hardware and Google's Chrome OS software are very welcome, and make using the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook XE550C22 much more enjoyable. There are still some flaws, though. ...
Cons: Underpowered for HD, Not as intuitive as a tablet, Not suitable as your main PC, Redundant if no internet, Media playback and editing, in particular, are not served well by the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook's underpowered integrated graphics. Even with the changes to Chrome OS that make it behave m...
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.
Excerpt: We've played with the various betas. We've tested the prototype. Now the day has finally come -- we've got the final production version of the first of Google's Chrome OS laptops in our hands. It's the Samsung Chromebook Series 5. Chrome OS has been built from the ground up to be simple.
Excerpt: You could be forgiven for thinking Samsung’s new Series 5 was a netbook; the compact dimensions, low-power components and 12in screen might seem familiar, but turn it on and it's clear this is a very different beast.
Summary: As a thin client, Chrome OS is mostly a success; its ability to work solely within the cloud means it's very well locked down, but this also means it's entirely dependent on an internet connection. Without one, its usefulness is currently severely restricted.
Summary: Si por algo destaca el diseño del primer Chromebook de Samsung es por su sencillez. Tiene los bordes redondeados y un touchpad grande, además de un teclado en el que se ha conservado lo mínimo de un teclado tradicional y se han colocado varias teclas que quieren mejorar la experiencia de navegación.
Pros: Los tiempos de carga de 8 segundos al encenderlo y casi instantáneo a la hora de retomar la actividad, Su peso de un kilo y medio y su grosor de solo 2 centímetros, Permite una autonomía de ocho horas y media, Su pantalla tiene una gran luminosidad
Cons: No tiene salida HDMI, La experiencia Chrome OS puede no convencer a muchos usuarios