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Samsung Chromebook XE550C21

alaTest has collected and analyzed 859 reviews of Samsung Chromebook 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 also get good opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung Chromebook XE550C21 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 717 user reviews of Samsung Chromebook 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 mentioned favorably.

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

Jun, 2018

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Samsung Chromebook review (late 2012)


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.

Sharply reduced priceSolid build quality for the moneyComfortable keyboard and trackpad

No Netflix streaming at launchSlight performance hit with an ARM chipDimmer display than in previous models

No matter how cheap Chromebooks get, they will always be a polarizing class of product: there are some people who couldn't be paid to use a laptop where everything is done in the browser. That said, $249 seems like an appropriate price for this sort of...

Nov, 2012

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Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 review


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

Comfortable keyboard, improved trackpadDisplay is easily viewable outdoorsChrome OS has improved since launch

Shorter battery life than last-gen modelSpeakers max out at low volumeExpensive given what it can do right now

After testing not one but two new Chrome devices, it's clear that Google's fledgling OS is more pleasant to use than it was a year ago. What's less obvious, though, is to what extent the new Series 5 Chromebook is actually an improvement, and whether...

May, 2012

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Samsung Chromebook Series 5


While its Chrome OS has shown promising improvements since its debut—streaming HD video actually works, better file management, a new media player—the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 is still a netbook and an overpriced one to boot.

Lightning fast boot times. Losing files to a hard drive crash isn't a concern. Big, bright 12-inch screen. Excellent battery life. Improved HD video playback. Samsung throws in a 4GB SD card.

More expensive than Windows-based netbooks. Media player is very primitive. Clickpad is a bit wonky. No Ethernet or Bluetooth. VGA requires a dongle attachment. File management is hard to grasp. Web Store doesn't have enough apps to make the Chrome OS...

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Jun, 2011

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Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550


A year after it debuted to lukewarm reviews, Google's Chrome OS is now in version 19, and with it come some improvements, such as a "desktop" and some offline capabilities. And the first new laptop running this software is the Samsung Chromebook Series...

Jun, 2012

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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

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Samsung Chromebook – Did Google Finally Get it Right? [Review]


I remember just a couple of years ago netbooks were all the craze. With the rising use of tablets and bluetooth keyboards, consumers started using netbooks less and resorted to full-on laptops and tablet use. As the owner of both a tablet and a...

Jan, 2013

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Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 Review and Ratings


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.

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

We really like the looks of Google's Chrome OS, and think there is much promise in online file storage and Web-based apps. But until fast, easy, cheap Internet access is available just about everywhere, we'll be sticking mostly to locally installed...

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

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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.