Reviews and Problems with Samsung Chromebook Series 5 / XE550C22
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Half the price of an iPad and twice as powerful.
Clayton A. Cohn, Amazon
28 December 2013
Summary: People like their iPads, and I do get the Apple addiction. But the iPad, which is incredibly expensive, still won't play flash or really do a whole lot considering Apple is incessant about keeping their platform closed. The chromebook, however, is powered by Google Android, an open source platform, which makes the possibilities for usage much more boundless. Furthermore, it has an actual keyboard which is SUCH a relief from having to type on the iPad screen.
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: 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.