Summary: Chrome is in. Despite its limited scope and continuing overlap with tablets and smartphones, the Chromebook is looking to stay and stand its ground. We take a closer look at the 11.6-inch Samsung Series 3 Chromebook equipped with the same processor as the Nexus 10.
Pros: Inexpensive, Lightweight, USB 3.0 and HDMI, Easy to learn and use, Reliable 1080p playback, Good speakers, Inexpensive, easy-to-use and no frills notebook for anyone to use.
Cons: Average build quality, Chrome OS can feel limiting, Small 16 GB internal SSD, Average battery life, No RJ-45 or DisplayPort ports, Not bright enough to be used under direct sunlight, Longer battery life and a dedicated RJ-45 port. A larger internal SSD would greatly increase the media capabilitie...
Conclusion: For such an attractive price, the Samsung Chromebook 3G makes a nice laptop. It’s light, thin, compact, silent, lasts over 6 hours, and powerfully fast. It’s also easy and safe enough for kids to use with no moving parts within and low risk of malware infections.
Samsung Chromebook Review: Nice 2nd Computer for Web Users
30 August 2013
Conclusion: Who will enjoy a Samsung Chromebook ? People with simple online needs that want an ultra-portable machine for a bargain cost. Of the Chromebooks now available, the Samsung Chromebook hits the sweet spot.
Pros: Great battery life, Comfortable keyboard, Large trackpad for an ultraportable, ChromeOS simple to use, Easy to sign into account and it shows user content, Matte display doesn’t reflect light
Cons: Great battery life, Comfortable keyboard, Large trackpad for an ultraportable, ChromeOS simple to use, Easy to sign into account and it shows user content, Matte display doesn’t reflect light
Summary: I compared Chrome OS to Switzerland earlier. Now, after testing, the Samsung Chromebook makes me think more of a platypus, or maybe some sort of weird-looking pokemon. I also get the sense that it jumped into this world through a portal from an alternate universe—a universe where Steve Jobs never...
Excerpt: People laugh when I pull the old Samsung Series 5 Chromebook out of my bag. I almost feel the need to apologize for it when I turn it on: “Here’s a $450 laptop that just browses the web. Sorry, everyone!
Pros: Effortlessly light, Cheap, even by Chromebook standards, USB 3.0 and HDMI compatibility
Cons: Software still stuttery from time to time, Creaky plastic, Odd, inconvenient port placement
Conclusion: What the Chromebook does, it does well. It’s not an exaggeration to say that this is the best Web browsing experience that you’ll find on a laptop. It’s quick, smooth, easy to navigate via multi-touch scrolling and supported by a brilliant matte display.
Pros: Great user interface, Bright, pleasing matte display, Excellent performance (for the price), Long battery life
Cons: Chrome OS still lacks functionality, Poor connectivity
Samsung Series 5 Chromebook Review: Taking A Second Look At Chrome OS
1 June 2012
Excerpt: In August of 2011 I reviewed the Acer AC700-1099, one of two Chromebooks available in the North American market. The review was almost entirely negative. The hardware wasn’t great and the operating system was a bit of a mess–capable of only the most basic tasks.