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Samsung XE500C21

Samsung XE500C21
alaScore 81

269 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 269 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and screen. The design and battery also get good comments.

performance, battery, design, screen, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung XE500C21 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 269 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 4.1/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

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.

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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Samsung Chromebook Series 5 (Wi-Fi, white)

 

Editors' note (October 18, 2012): The Samsung Chromebook reviewed here has been replaced by a newer $249 model .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

 

Cloud computing is supposedly the future, but PCs and mobile devices have thus far remained overwhelmingly dependent on local hardware for data storage and processing. We've had to wait for Chrome OS to finally arrive – on the Samsung Chromebook Series...

An exciting new way to work, but its reliance on online applications and infrastructure is currently too limiting

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"Under performing hardware with poor software"

 

I ended up putting ubuntu on this machine, which makes it slightly more usable. but still needs stronger CPU and better touchpad.

Great weight

Under powered CPU stutters on video playback

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"Samsung Chromebook (wifi)"

 

I love my Samsung Chromebook, and it is because it is the quickest way to get onto the internet. I have read reviews saying that people do not like it since it does not have a dvd/cdrom or because it is not like a laptop. I just want to say to those...

+ Keyboard is comfortable

- Chromebook does not support Java

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"Not worth the money"

 

The bottom line is that $400+ is way too much to spend for this product. I would be willing to pay no more than $200 for it. However, for novelty's sake, if someone were to give me one, I would not say no.

Well, its fast.

Very limited offline capabilities. I'm not saying that it has to work like a regular computer, for that would defeat the purpose. However, at the very least, it should have an offline mode where you can access cached application resources.

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"Perfect for Some!"

 

Great battery life and if you can adjust to the cloud and make it work for you then its great!

Can't do anything really worth mentioning offline

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"Delighting"

 

Trivial setup, highly intuitive UI, great keyboard, very good battery life, quick. The app selection is already surprisingly good.

Poor speakers, narrow viewing angles

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Delighting

 

Trivial setup, highly intuitive UI, great keyboard, very good battery life, quick. The app selection is already surprisingly good

Poor speakers, narrow viewing angles

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Perfect for Some!

 

Great battery life and if you can adjust to the cloud and make it work for you then its great

Can't do anything really worth mentioning offline

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"High quality package which functions as advertised."

 

If price is not an object, then this is certainly worth getting.

Compact and light, good battery life, good screen, fast startup.

Trackpad seems sluggish/inaccurate at times.

Product Specifications

Configuration

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
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
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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