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Samsung Series 5 Chromebook 550 (XE550C22)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 180 reviews of Samsung Series 5 Chromebook 550 (XE550C22). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and price. The portability and usability also get good opinions, but comments are divided on the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook 550 (XE550C22) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Series 5 Chromebook 550 (XE550C22)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 user reviews of Samsung Series 5 Chromebook 550 (XE550C22) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the durability and price. The portability and usability also get good feedback.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Series 5 550 Wi-Fi Chromebook (Silver)Samsung Series 5 550 Wi-Fi Chromebook (Silver)

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung 550C22-H01US Chromebook

 

Reliable office worker. Chrome OS is still young with a very limited scope, but it already excels in everything it has been designed to do. Is this second-generation Chromebook from Samsung worth a look to on-the-go business and office users?

Bright matte display, Large touchpad, Long battery life, Secure and reliable, Almost instantaneous performance, Easy to use and learn, Strong wireless capabilities, Almost noiseless, DisplayPort and USIM options, The Chromebook has a narrow and limited...

Limited in flexibility and scope, Essentially useless without an available Internet connection, Not easily end-user upgradeable, no USB 3.0/HDMI/eSATA/sleep-and-charge, Fragile AC connector, A backlit keyboard would go a long way in adding additional...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Samsung Series 5 Chromebook 550 (XE550C22-H01)

 

The new Samsung Series 5 Chromebook 550 (XE550C22-H01) laptop is speedy when connected to the Internet.

Quick bootup into Chrome. Full rich Website support, including Flash. Chrome Extensions and setting carry over from PC-based browsing. 100MB 3G free a month for two years. Verizon 3G. Less Malware to worry about. Ethernet port.

Locked into Google account. Google Docs/Drive isn?t Office. Useless without Internet connection. HDMI/DVI/VGA requires an adapter.

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Jun, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 Review

 

There's no doubt that the Chrome OS has improved by leaps and bounds. And Samsung's Chromebook Series 5 550 is a pretty slick vehicle for the platform, especially for those who have basic needs. The comfortable keyboard and bright screen are as good as...

Improved Chrome OS interface with desktop and file manager, Attractive design, Comfortable keyboard, Relatively bright matte display

Runs hot, Expensive, Offline document editing not yet available, Doesn't support 4G

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Michael Calore (wired.com)

Review: Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook

 

With Samsung's newly redesigned Series 5 Chromebook, it feels like Chrome OS has finally arrived.

Updated design with a complete (and much needed) redo on the trackpad. Excellent video performance, smooth scrolling and snappy input. Six hours of battery. Login screen great for multi-user environments, and all your bookmarks and history can be...

No big disks, no keyboard backlight, no DVD drive, no Bluetooth, no other traditional laptoppy stuff. Speakers stink. Screen is dim and lacks sharpness. Could be lighter. The whole “Just the web?” thing doesn’t fly for everyone

May, 2012

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Samsung XE550C22 review

 

Editors' note (October 18, 2012): In addition to the Chromebook reviewed here, Samsung now offers a newer $249 model .

The 2012 Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 has more RAM, an improved Chrome OS, and a faster processor than the previous version.

A relatively high price, the need to always be online, and the general limitations of the Chrome OS make it tough to recommend this Chromebook over a less expensive laptop or tablet.

Despite solid hardware and a slightly improved Chrome OS, the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 comes with far too many caveats and compromises compared with similarly priced but more-capable tablets and laptops.

May, 2012

Expert review by: MobileTechReview.com (mobiletechreview.com)

Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook

 

Google's Chrome OS, now more than a year old, is perfect for those who live in the cloud and always have an Internet connection. Chrome 19 takes a few things offline (basic photo viewing and editing, document viewing), but most everything is done...

Very portable, strong improvements over last gen Chromebooks software and hardware, fast OS

Lose your Internet connection and the Chromebook becomes much less useful. Mediocre hardware for the price

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Matt Smith (pcper.com)

Samsung Series 5-550 Chromebook Review: The Chromebook Matures

 
Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Brad Linder" rel="author (liliputing.com)

Samsung Series 5 Chromebook 550 review: Is less more? - Liliputing

 

I’m still not sure Chromebooks are ready for prime time — but the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook 550 is certainly a lot more ready for early adopters of the cloud computing paradigm than the Samsung and Acer Chromebooks released in 2011....

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Geek.com (geek.com)

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: (techreviewsource.com)

Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook

 

The Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook laptop provides a cloud-based computing experience from within a traditionally-designed laptop. It sports an improved Google Chrome OS interface, 3G-cellular connectivity, a comfortable keyboard and a good-quality...

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Speaker Power:2 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:51
Battery capacity (Watt hours):51
Battery life (max):6
Battery performance:6800
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Rear camera: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Chromebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:12.1
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display surface:Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter power:40

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Keyboard language:English
Keyboard number of keys:75
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Clickpad / Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, 3G WWAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: Yes

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):11.5 x 8.53 x 0.835
Display:LED
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Number of products included:1

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Microphone in: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter power:40

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):16
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / No / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:867 / I5-2467M
Processor boost frequency:2.3
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Celeron / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.6
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:867 / I5-2467M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:56858 / 63918
Processor code:SR0D6
Processor package size:31 / 31 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:Samsung Fast Booting, Samsung Fast Start
Operating system installed:Chrome OS

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:16
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:16

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.5 / 8.54
Depth (imperial):8.5
Height:0.827 / 0.83 / 0.835
Height (front):0.831
Height (imperial):0.83
Height (rear):0.835
Weight:3.02
Width:11.5
Width (imperial):11.5