Summary: These laptops are quick. Mine can start up and get to the desktop in 3 seconds. It is fast and has a bit of customization that can be done. It is an AT HOME use laptop though. This is not the best for work environments as some features that you'd like to use, do not work. It's best used for Facebook, Document processing (In Google Drive), and checking emails. It does not support JAVA at the time (Which means no Minecraft for gamers) and does not support JAVA webpages.
Summary: If you're still hesitating about buying a Chromebook, let me tell you this: 1. It's not for everyone. If you don't already know how to use web apps to make your life easier, don't buy it. 2. You won't be paying $450 for "a browser". You will be paying $450 for simplicity and a worry-free experience. 3. Build your web-app working environment in your Chrome browser before you buy this.
Summary: Recently purchased this item. My company has converted over to google docs for business. Most of the employees are creating google documents due to the workgroup features on these types of documents. So I'd recently become a big enough supporter of google docs to want and give the chromebook a shot. I purchased the 3G Samsung 5 550 and it's a pretty good machine.
If you are an anti-apple/windows, this is the unit to get.
7 October 2012
Summary: I love the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 XE550C22. It opens immediately, runs my google stuff, is custom set for my work/play, and is more portable than my PC laptop. The printing is okay once set up, but another PC or compatible must be set up to the wireless/wired printer before you can print.
Summary: This product is perfect for someone that already has all the computers, tablets, and phones that they "need". That's me. I have more devices than I know what to do with. I got this about a month ago. I held off reviewing it so that I could see how it fit into my daily life. Since its arrival it has been my most used gadget. I choose to use it at home more than I use my macbook airs, or my iPad 2, or my Galaxy Note 10.1. This is not a gaming computer. At least not for me.
Summary: I did a lot of research before i purchased my Chromebook. I mostly am on the computer for email, facebook, banking/paying bills, and browsing/researching things on the internet, etc. If this is you, I think the Chromebook is an excellent choice. Especially if you already have a google/gmail account. And if you have already been using google chrome browser, you will be a pro. Pros: Very fast start up! Chrome browser works very quickly. Everything loads very fast.
Summary: I love my Chromebook! The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because it's just a little to pricey. I wish Samsung would drop the price of the 3g and WiFi only models by $100 - that would be the sweet spot. As a matter of fact the Chromebook (3G) with all the accessories cost almost as much as our Dell Inspiron R15 notebook that is fully loaded (less high end video).
Summary: I'm a pretty tech savy guy who enjoys trying out the latest and greatest products from the world's leading tech companies. I have more than my fair share of Apple, Samsung, Google, and Microsoft products. Because of this it takes a lot to impress me. Well, I think Google is on to something here.
Summary: If you have wi-fi most places you go and you need a basic computer, this is a great machine. Don't be fooled by cheaper "netbooks." While they may be able to do more, they are always buggy and crash trying to be more than they can be. If you want video editing and gaming, move one up to an expensive laptop. This is a niche product that does what it does very easily.
Pros: -Instant on, -files are safe in the cloud, -experience is consistent, -Google Docs gives you everything you need for basic computing, -Portable, -Nice between product for those not ready for tablets
Cons: The price. $299 would be the right price. I would buy 2! The market is crowded with confusing choices for most consumers and then they see a Chromebook, don't understand cloud computing, and then the price and they run away.