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Samsung XE500C21

Samsung XE500C21
alaScore 86

325 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 325 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the screen and battery. The portability and performance also get good opinions.

usability, performance, portability, battery, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung XE500C21 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 325 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung XE500C21

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 52 user reviews of Samsung XE500C21 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, performance, keyboard, price, portability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung Series 5 Wi-Fi Chromebook (Arctic White)

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung XE500C21

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of Samsung XE500C21 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

usability, performance, battery, portability, screen

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung Series 5 Wi-Fi 12.1-Inch Chromebook (Titan Silver)

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Review Samsung Series 5 Chromebook

 

First Netbook. Is Google's Chrome browser enough to be happy in t

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

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

Whoever wants to use the Chromebook for office tasks, which will need to be done in Google Docs with numerous extensions, should above all think twice here. For younger users, it should be easy getting used to this netbook. It's precisely these...

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Chromebooks Find the Right Price

 

In every single way, the Samsung Chromebook — seriously, that's what they named this thing — is the lesser of the company's two Chrome OS portables. It's made with lower-quality materials. It has a smaller display. It has the guts of a tablet rather...

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Samsung Chromebook Series 5

 

The first consumer notebook to run Google's web-based Chrome OS, the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 is designed for always-connected individuals.

Does the world need a computer with a web-only OS? Google seems to think so, and, in a connected world, the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook would seem to be the answer. It's an attractive and highly portable notebook that gives you near-instant access to...

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Samsung Chromebook Series 5

 

With the Samsung Chromebook Series 5, the company's first Chromebook, you're paying more for a netbook that runs an unpolished OS than one that has Windows 7.

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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Samsung Chromebook Series 5 review

 

The Samsung Chromebook Series 5 isn't just any laptop — it's one we've been waiting on since the fall of 2009. It was then, back in an economy where netbooks were still selling like hotcakes, that Google's Sundar Pichai took to the stage in Mountain...

Thin and light design ; Bright, matte display ; Speedy boot and resume times

Can get sluggish ; No real control panel, native system settings ; No offline app support ; More expensive than the average Atom netbook

Google's brave new vision of computing is ready with Samsung's Chromebook Series 5, but are we ready for it?

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Samsung Series 5 Chromebook XE500C21

 

Editors' note (October 18, 2012): The Samsung Chromebook reviewed here has been replaced by a newer $249 model .

The Samsung Chromebook Series 5 is a small, attractive Netbook with long battery life, true instant-on Web access, and enough computing to use the Internet.

The Series 5 is expensive for its features and abilities, and using it can be frustrating depending on your wireless signal strength.

Despite solid hardware, great battery life, and fast startup, we can't recommend the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 until and unless Google improves the Chrome OS.

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Samsung Chromebook Series 5 review

 

For almost two years now, Google's been talking up the idea of always-on, always-connected laptops based on a version of its Chrome browser. Local

Solid build quality and comfortable keyboard ; Super long battery life ; Bright, outdoor-viewable display

Flaky touchpad ; Video-out requires an adapter ; Hampered by Chrome OS' limited functionality

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Samsung Chromebook review

 

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!” The big Chrome logo on the machine's lid is a...

Effortlessly light ; Cheap, even by Chromebook standards ; USB 3.0 and HDMI compatibility

Software still stuttery from time to time ; Creaky plastic ; Odd, inconvenient port placement

This Chromebook performed like a Chromebook

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Samsung Chromebook A Guide

 

Today we take a look at the first mainstream Chromebook, from Samsung, to find out what it offers, how the operating system works and who it might appeal to.

That brings us to the end of our initial look at the Samsung Chromebook and Chrome OS and it seems like this is an ecosystem which has a number of uses. From a simple quick way to get online for those who only need the net (booting in 8 seconds) to...

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Samsung Chromebook Series 5 Review

 

This past May during the Google I/O developers' conference, Google announced the forthcoming availability of Chromebooks, the consumer-facing evolution of their Chrome OS-based CR-48 laptop pilot program. Where CR-48 was a limited edition, free to the...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Embedded UMTS:No / Yes
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:4 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Chrome OS
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA3150

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel®
Chipset Type:NM10
Processor:ATOM
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:N570 ATOM
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