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Samsung XE550C21

Samsung XE550C21
alaScore 87

824 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 824 reviews of Samsung XE550C21. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and price. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung XE550C21 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 717 user reviews of Samsung XE550C21 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the size and price. The portability and performance are also appreciated.

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87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2015

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Review Samsung Series 5 Chromebook


First Netbook. Is Google's Chrome browser enough to be happy in the Web-world? We logged into our Google account. How much Office is actually possible with this browser? Do Google Docs, Picasa and DropBox suffice? Found out in our review.

Handy, hard-wearing, Bright display, Easy-to-use touchpad, Good keyboard, Long runtime, Good performance for the Web, DAU safety, High decree of Web & media capabilities, Mom and Grandma can surf with it without breaking anything

Software infrastructure is still under construction, Cloud-based operation needs to be rethought, Poor contrasts, Few connections, Printer, scanner can't be directly connected, Only wireless, no Ethernet, A better data manager

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (

Samsung Chromebook review (late 2012)


More Info Google launches 11.6-inch ARM-based Samsung Chromebook: $249, 6.5-hour battery, 1080p video Hands-on with Google's $249, ARM-based

Sharply reduced price ; Solid build quality for the money ; Comfortable keyboard and trackpad

No Netflix streaming at launch ; Slight performance hit with an ARM chip ; Dimmer display than in previous models

Chromebooks will always be polarizing, but at $249 the price is far more appropriate than it had been. We recommend it for schools and people looking for a cheap second laptop.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (

Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 review


More InfoSamsung Chromebook Series 5 reviewSamsung is refreshing the Series 5 Chromebook, releasing the Chromebox in Q2Chrome OS review (version

Comfortable keyboard, improved trackpad ; Display is easily viewable outdoors ; Chrome OS has improved since launch

Shorter battery life than last-gen model ; Speakers max out at low volume ; Expensive given what it can do right now

Though Chrome OS has come a long way, this particular device has disappointing battery life and feels slightly overpriced given what it can do.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Jason Bouwmeester (

Samsung Chromebook 2 Review: Bringing Class to ChromeOS


As Chromebooks become increasingly popular, more options are becoming available for users wishing to purchase a light, portable, mobile computing solution. Samsung has updated their original Chromebook with the Samsung Chromebook 2 and we had a chance...

Overall the Samsung Chromebook 2 performed well, with decent color and sound for an 11.6″ laptop. As mentioned above, having 4GB of RAM is definitely nice and I am really fond of the leather folio look of Samsung’s offering. If you’re looking for a...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Matt Safford (

Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550


When we looked at Samsung's first Chromebook in mid-2011, we were intrigued by the compact laptop's browser-based Google Chrome operating system, speedy boot time, and excellent battery life, which surpassed the seven-hour mark in our streaming-video...

Quick boot time ; Faster processor, more RAM than previous model make for better performance ; Improved OS feels less like "just a browser

Limited storage, offline abilities ; Much shorter battery life than previous Chromebook ; Pricey, considering limits of OS and hardware

Samsung's latest Chromebook offers better performance and usability, but the price is still steep, considering the limitations of Chrome OS and the constant need for an Internet connection.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Sal Cangeloso (

Review: Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550


It's been about a year since the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook launched. In that time we've seen a lot happen with Google's Chrome browser. Chrome OS has also made for lot of news since then, but we haven't seen it make major headway into its target...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: PC Perspective (

Samsung Series 5 Chromebook Review: Taking A Second Look At Chrome OS


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...

Jun, 2012


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Samsung Chromebook 550


The Samsung Chromebook 550 gives you the best of Google. Apps like Search, Gmail, YouTube and Hangouts come ready to work right out of the box. There are also thousands of other applications you can download. You get 100GB of free Google Drive storage...

It has the highest screen resolution of any Chromebook. At 720p and a pixel resolution of 1280 x 800, you can watch clear high-definition videos

The processor's speed is only 1.3GHz. The upgraded hardware also makes it more expensive than other Chromebooks

The Samsung Chromebook 550 is the best in a small lineup of Chromebooks. The 550 has a 12.1-inch high-definition display. There is also optional 3G coverage.

Expert review by: Kevin Lee (

Samsung Chromebook 2 review


Samsung's revamped Chromebook 2 is a comeback winner

Spiffy looks ; Thinnest yet ; Decent HD screen

Annoyingly sluggish at times ; Slightly shorter battery life

Scores in depth When Samsung announced its second Chromebook, it made my head turn. Rather than following the flock of Chromebooks with a cheap plastic bodies, Samsung opted to give it's new cloud-based laptop a leatherette finish on its lid, plus a...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Matt Hanson (

Samsung Chromebook 550 review


Does the new Samsung Series 5 Chromebook overcome past problems?

Improved speed ; Fast boot up ; Attractive design ; Light and compact ; Support for 3G mobile internet

Underpowered for HD ; Not as intuitive as a tablet ; Not suitable as your main PC ; Redundant if no internet

Chromebooks - and the Chrome OS operating system they run on - are worthy innovations, but so far have fallen short of our expectations. The idea of a laptop that's so streamlined for browsing and working on the web that it boots in seconds and can run...

May, 2012