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.
Conclusion: Assigning a rating and verdict to the Series 5 is no easy task -- after all, it's difficult to divorce our impressions of the first consumer Chromebook from our broader thoughts about the category. We'll start with the obvious: Chromebooks are not for everyone. If you're thinking of buying one, you're likely part of a self-selecting group of folks who are confident they don't need local storage -- at least not in a mobile machine like this, which could well be a...
Pros: Solid build quality and comfortable keyboard, Super long battery life, Bright, outdoor-viewable display
Cons: Flaky touchpad, Video-out requires an adapter, Hampered by Chrome OS' limited functionality
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
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.
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.
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