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: We like that the stability issues (namely with Flash support) in the Cr-48 have been fixed, but the Chrome OS still feels like a work in progress. The Series 5 is great for watching video, playing casual games, and doing light tasks such as creating spreadsheets and documents, but it really can't...
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: 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.
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.
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