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Samsung Chromebook XE550C21

alaTest has collected and analyzed 866 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 products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the size and price are overall positive. The portability and performance also get good views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Chromebook XE550C21 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Chromebook XE550C21

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 717 user reviews of Samsung Chromebook XE550C21 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and price. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably.

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

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (engadget.com)

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

Expert review by (engadget.com)

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

Expert review by : Stephen Shankland (cnet.com)

Samsung Chromebook review

 

With Google Chromebooks, price really does make all the difference.

The Samsung Chromebook is a lightweight, thin, and inexpensive laptop for those times when all you need is a powerful browser.

The Chromebook's low price comes out in its build quality and performance.

The $249 Samsung Chromebook is a good extra computer for cloud-loving Google-centric Web users.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

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

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Chromebook 3 Review

 

Bright, accurate screen; Superb battery life; Strong performance; Fun webcam ; Muddy speakers; Awkward button layout; Bottom runs warm ; The Samsung Chromebook 3 is a great little laptop for both school and entertainment.

Muddy speakers; Awkward button layout; Bottom runs warm ; The Samsung Chromebook 3 is a great little laptop for both school and entertainment.

The Samsung Chromebook 3 is a great little laptop for both school and entertainment.

May, 2019

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Chromebook Pro and Plus

 

Super thin and lightweight; Included stylus; Crisp, colorful display; Runs Android apps out of the box ; Mushy keyboard; Android apps not ready for prime time ; The Chromebook Pro and Plus are sleek 2-in-1s with bright and sharp displays, integrated...

Mushy keyboard; Android apps not ready for prime time ; The Chromebook Pro and Plus are sleek 2-in-1s with bright and sharp displays, integrated pens and solid battery life, but the Android apps need work.

The Chromebook Pro and Plus are sleek 2-in-1s with bright and sharp displays, integrated pens and solid battery life, but the Android apps need work.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Chromebook 2 (Intel)

 

Solid performance; Professional, comfortable design; Responsive touchpad ; Small keyboard; Limited app selection; 1366 x 768p screen isn't the best ; Samsung's updated 11-inch Chromebook 2 now has a more powerful Intel Celeron processor, but it suffers...

Small keyboard; Limited app selection; 1366 x 768p screen isn't the best ; Samsung's updated 11-inch Chromebook 2 now has a more powerful Intel Celeron processor, but it suffers from a lackluster display.

Samsung's updated 11-inch Chromebook 2 now has a more powerful Intel Celeron processor, but it suffers from a lackluster display.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

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

Expert review by : Analie (YummyANA) (gstylemag.com)

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

Expert review by : Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

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

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