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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. Views 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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 user reviews of Samsung Series 5 Chromebook 550 (XE550C22) from 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 People really like the durability and price. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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93% of the reviews on 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)

Oct, 2017

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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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

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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 (

Samsung Series 5-550 Chromebook Review: The Chromebook Matures

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Brad Linder" rel="author (

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

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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 5 550 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


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


HD type: No


Discrete graphics adapter: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:56858 / 63918
Processor package size:31