Reviews and Problems with Samsung Chromebook Series 5 / XE550C22
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A robust and powerful machine at a decent price
Michael Dennis, Amazon
20 November 2013
Summary: One of the best products I have purchased. I love this Chromebook. I truly feel that once people understand that a Chromebook is fundamentally different than a traditional PC, they will embrace the concept. A Chromebook is not a PC, it operates off of Chrome OS, a cloud based operating system, and that's a good thing.
Summary: I won't comment much on the Chrome OS; either you'll love it or hate it. Just one note, if you take the time to learn, or re-learn I should say, how to do everything in Chrome, it can be a very powerful computer. My 5-star review is for the Samsung hardware, which is excellent. The build quality is tops. The trackpad works better than more expensive PCs and the keyboard is tops.
Summary: Have had it more than a year, no problems anytime or anywhere! With the Verizon connectivity has out performed the Ipad users when wi-fi not available. It's all determined for what you want it for, but for the portability, connection and ease of use it suits my needs and more. Very happy!
Summary: I purchased this for my husband who likes to surf the web, answer e-mails, and not do much else on a portable. His tablet does not run the same, does not have as big of a screen and isn't designed to surf the web like a lap top; this fills the bill for all of his needs. He did not need the disk drives or software. He loves the Chromebook; fast, easy to use, picks up wi-fi hotspots and isn't complicated for a guy for whom technology is not his thing.
Summary: Works very well for me. Use it pretty much daily in my Real Estate practice. I needed to go to a newer computer and as my world is pretty much on the Internet anyway, I thought I'd just go this route. It comes with a 2 year subscription to 100 GB on Google Drive, so the limited 16 GB in the device is not really an issue for me and the office tools there or more than enough for my purposes. The only issue I've had so far is that Java is not supported.
Summary: I have defected from the Mac to Chrome. The transition has gone smoothly and I have no regrets. Tasks I have accomplished include: Managing mail with Gmail and Horde. Editing sound with TwistedWave. Editing video with WeVideo. Video chatting with WebCam Toy. Editing images with the built-in viewer and Pixlr. Editing web pages with ShiftEdit and Wordpress. Preparing my accounting with Mint and Google Spreadsheets.
Summary: Our 7 year old Gateway 2000 laptop was getting a little old and slow, although it still does word processing just fine, its dated wireless technology made it a little slow for web surfing. So we wanted something that we could mainly use in the kitchen and living room for surfing the web and some basic word processing and the occasional game.
Works great! WiFi connection issues turned out to be my faulty/old modem.router.
David Otazu, Amazon
3 January 2013
Summary: Battery life is about 4.5 - 5 hours of continuous use, in my experience. I can't get 6 hours of constant browsing use on a single charge. It's long enough to keep me happy, though. I've had this machine for 7 months and I've had spontaneous WiFi connection losses that have been getting progressively worse, especially over the last couple of months, even to the point where I had to refresh pages up to 20-30 times before the connection spontaneously returned.
This is highest quality product for an amazing price, I highly recommend!
26 December 2012
Summary: What do you do on your laptop? Surf the web, write documents, watch a bit of video? Yeah, thought so, me too. Despite having machines that are capable of incredible things, laptops that have enough computing power to achieve almost anything you can imagine, I don't use them for that because I don't have to pay for that anymore. I LOVE my Chromebook. It is so kind to my bank account and does what I need it too.