Reviews and Problems with Samsung Chromebook Series 5 / XE550C22
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Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook
16 August 2012
Excerpt: Google’s Chrome OS, now more than a year old, is perfect for those who live in the cloud and always have an Internet connection. Chrome 19 takes a few things offline (basic photo viewing and editing, document viewing), but most everything is done through the web browser that for all intents and...
Pros: Very portable, strong improvements over last gen Chromebooks software and hardware, fast OS.
Cons: Lose your Internet connection and the Chromebook becomes much less useful. Mediocre hardware for the price.
Conclusion: And for a small subset of regular consumers, specifically those who like the Chromebook's design and don't mind paying a price premium to play with Google's new OS while watching it develop before their eyes with future updates, the Series 5 550 might be worth splurging on as a second or third...
Pros: Quick boot time, Faster processor, more RAM than previous model make for better performance, Improved OS feels less like "just a browser"
Cons: Limited storage, offline abilities, Much shorter battery life than previous Chromebook, Pricey, considering limits of OS and hardware
Summary: There's no doubt that the Chrome OS has improved by leaps and bounds. And Samsung's Chromebook Series 5 550 is a pretty slick vehicle for the platform, especially for those who have basic needs.