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Samsung Series 3 Chromebox

Samsung Series 3 Chromebox
alaScore 87

18 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. Some have doubts about the value for money. Reviews are divided on the design.


value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Samsung Series 3 Chromebox is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung Series 3 Chromebox Review


Google's svelte series of Chromebooks the last few years have served as both testing grounds for the still-nascent, cloud-based Chrome OS platform and as attractive secondary Web devices for consumers with money to burn. They may lack the versatility...

Extremely fast ; Plenty of ports ; Chrome OS is starting to mature

Derivative design ; Limited ecosystem ; Expensive compared to the competition

The Samsung Chromebox Series is a great computer for what it is. Google should be commended for developing an OS that can cater to most users’ everyday needs quickly and gracefully – provided they’re willing to truly invest in Google’s ecosystem.

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Samsung Chromebox Series 3


More Info Chrome OS review (version 19) Samsung Series 5 550 review Google teases Samsung-built Chromebox, desktop version of Chrome OS What happens when you put a Chromebook in a box? You get a Chromebox, natch. Not content with launching its new...

Smorgasbord of ports and connectivity ; Extremely hackable little box ; Chrome OS has improved since launch

Cheap materials and build quality ; Expensive given what it can do right now

With the latest software update, Chrome OS is easier to use. Die-hard cloud aficionados might want to look at the new Chromebook, but the Chromebox is an extremely hackable little box.

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Samsung Chromebox Series 3


Unless you've been actively avoiding technology coverage for the past few years, you've been inundated by references to "the cloud." The term can mean slightly different things depending on how and where it's being used, but essentially, it's the idea...

Quick boot time ; Plethora of ports ; Multi-monitor support

Expensive considering underlying hardware ; Hit-or-miss support for apps and USB devices

Samsung's $329 Chromebox might look like a Mac Mini, but its Google Chrome OS, while improved over previous versions, still has major limitations. It's okay as a second or third computer, but budget PCs offer better hardware and a full-blown OS.


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".Fantastic PC"


Chromebox is the future of PCs. The boot up is lightning fast. The internet is super fast. Easy to use and no worries about virus attacks. The set up takes a second. This is problem free computing and no computer is faster than this. No worries about...

1-super fast boot up.

The Chromebox is a secret that those wanting to buy a PC should know about!

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Amazon review summary for Samsung Series 3 Chromebox


alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 user reviews of Samsung Series 3 Chromebox from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

value for money, usability, design, reliability, size

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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I own 3 Chromebooks


I use the Chromebook & Chromebox devices for online financial transactions due to their enhanced resistance to password-stealing malware.

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Fastest system I ever owned


After 15 years of cycling through 4 windows based computers, I decided to try something different. The fact that chrome OS is constantly updated and viral free was a strong factor in my decision (and the price). I looked at Mac mini but it was much...

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Chromebox review


This the worst product I have ever purchased. The broswer pages are slow to load or don't load at all. My attempts to contact Google have received no response. I am at a loss. I have several computers and tablets that have no issues like the one I'm...

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Perfect for use as an internal terminal!


I have been waiting for a product like this for a long time, maybe ten years. Now that the Cloud is all but a foregone conclusion as to the future of computers you will start to see computers trending in the way of the Google Chromebox from now on....

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too much money


processor too slow and no keybd, mouse or monitor. Wonder what Samsung is thinking?Sure wish I knew more about chrome os.