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       - 11.6 inches Display
       - Samsung Exynos 5250
       - 2 GB DDR3L RAM
       - 2 USB Ports: 1 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 2.0, HDMI Port
       - Built-in dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n




 The New Samsung Chromebook
 For Everyone. The Samsung Chromebook is a new computer that helps you get everyday things done faster and easier. It starts in
seconds, has virus protection built-in, and runs your favorite Google apps plus thousands more. The Chromebook comes with
leading Google products, like Search, Gmail, YouTube and Hangouts, so you can work, play, and do whatever you want, right out
of the box.



You can easily share it with multiple people- switching accounts takes seconds, and everyone gets their own files, apps and settings.
And it's simple to use. There's no setup, and your files are automatically backed up in the cloud. At just 2.4 pounds, 0.7 inches thin,
and with over 6.5 hours of battery life, the Samsung Chromebook can go anywhere you go. It's built to stay cool, so it doesn't need
a fan and runs silently. It also includes 100GB of free Google Drive storage (for 2 years), a built-in webcam, and dual band Wi-Fi
to make
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364 of 388 people found the following review helpful
                                                                 Decent for the money--hope they improve video playback ASAP,
November 3, 2012
ByDiane Richey
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This review is from: Samsung Chromebook (Wi-Fi, 11.6-Inch) (Personal Computers)
Got my new Chromebook yesterday and was really excited to have an alternative device that I could type on.
99% of my computer time is while connected and the offline apps will be more than sufficient for this backup computer.
Setup went very smooth.
The screen looks like something from a laptop 5-8 years ago.
Others have mentioned the viewing angle, but you also have to constantly adjust the screen tilt.
I imagine alot of the cost savings were related to the screen.
I immediately noticed that I have one dead pixel near the center of the screen.
I have not decided if I will return for this issue.I would have rated this device 5 stars except I quickly found that video playback from
all the major sites is not supported on this version of Chrome OS (running on Linux).
Netflix, Amazon Streaming and Xfinity DO NOT WORK.
Every site has a nice message to tell you that there is either a problem with the Flash plugin on Linux or playback is just not
supported.
I am sure Google has every intention of fixing this, but they have been deceptive in their advertising where they show these sites
being used on the new Chromebook.
Also interesting that this issue was not mentioned by the professional tech reviewers.No information comes with the machine and
the tutorial at the beginning is sparse.
No info on how to change themes even though there are many nice ones on the Chrome Store.The plastic case scratches VERY
easily and the back of the laptop is already scratched just from sitting on my lap.Overall a great concept and machine.
I hope that the popularity of the device will convince the developers to fix the video issues or alot of kids are going to be really
angry this Christmas.
Seriously, why put an HDMI port on a machine if none of the major sites support playback??????????????????

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                                                 535 of 563 people found the following review helpful
                                                                                                                 Fantastic Value,
October 27, 2012
ByCaptain Awesome (England)
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This review is from: Samsung Chromebook (Wi-Fi, 11.6-Inch) (Personal Computers)
I'm based in the UK and bought my unit there. However, physically this model is nearly identical to ours (to my knowledge only the
keyboard layout and socket you need for charging it differs) and I've been using Chrome OS and previous Chrome hardware for a
while, so I thought I'd give my take on this device.I've owned the Cr-48 for a while, which was a kind of test unit Google sent out to
people to beta test the operating system. That came out a long time ago and none of the commercial units have felt good enough to
me to justify buying, up until now. They were always a little too expensive, despite the obvious advantages.This will be a long
review. For those wanting a short summary, I'll include one at the end.The softwareFor those unclear, Chrome OS (which the
Chromebook runs) is fundamentally different to a Windows, Mac or Linux-based laptop, desktop or netbook. This is because it runs
the web. No native applications exist specifically for this machine. There are apps (sometimes referred to as Chrome apps) but they
also work in the Chrome browser.Because this computer runs what many call 'just a browser' it has several advantages, as well as
disadvantages when compared to a Windows machine. I've chosen Windows for most comparisons here as more people typically use
Windows than a Mac or Linux machine.SecurityYou cannot install Windows applications (or other native software) on Chrome OS.
This means that the computer can operate more securely than a Windows machine simply because the computer knows what should
be installed. If something is there that shouldn't be there, the computer will erase all local data and install a version of the software
that's stored in a secure area. Once you're connected to the internet, you'll be updated to the most recent version of the operating
system. As your settings, bookmarks and Chrome applications are stored by Google, they are also restored after the machine is reset
and you log in. Typically the operating system is updated every 6 weeks, meaning bugs get fixed pretty quickly (important bug fixes
will arrive more quickly) and new features are released quickly, too.Getting things doneThis is where the big problem is for some
people; you can't install Microsoft Office, Adobe's Photoshop or other software packages. You're limited to software that's delivered
through a website. Most people are perfectly comfortable with using things like Facebook, Twitter and email this way. The web
offers some pretty powerful tools, though. For instance, pretty sophisticated image editing software exists on-line, as do audio and
video editing tools. Using the massive resources of the internet (typically referred to as 'the cloud') means that video editing and
other resource-intensive tasks can be made dramatically quicker than doing it locally. Make no mistake though, if you do need
something like Photoshop it's just not possible, unless you use software specifically designed to deliver 'normal' software through the
web. Companies like Citrix offer products that can do that, but given the additional cost, it's usually only big businesses that use
them.If you don't need extremely-specialised software though, there's a lot available. Google, Zoho and Microsoft all offer tools that
will let you create, open and export documents in popular formats, such as Microsoft Office. There are advantages to this approach,
too. Google Docs (as an example) allows individuals to use their on-line document, spreadsheet and presentation software free of
charge and, even better, you can collaborate with up to 50 people on the same document, practically in real-time. This sort of thing
just isn't typically possible with traditional software. Where it is, it's likely to be clunkier than a web-based tool as a website just lets
you login and work.Calendars, Angry Birds, finance tools (Sage and QuickBooks are available through the browser) are all also
available in this way. It's worth checking out if the things you'll want to do are available in this way before ordering a
Chromebook.There are also many off-line capable applications. That is, things that will work without an internet connection. These
include Google Documents (editing and viewing) Google Docs spreadsheets (viewing) and things like Google Calendar. Keep in
mind though that this is primarily a device for accessing the internet. Without a connection, this device is extremely-limited.
Applications delivered through a browser will get more and more capable over time, though.Other drawbacksAs I've said, not
everything is available through a browser. Critical things that people take for granted either aren't available or are very different on a
Chromebook.It's not possible to watch AVI or MKV video files (at the time this was written) for example, without converting them.
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                                                  2,760 of 2,871 people found the following review helpful
                                                                                                                        A very good
computer with a few drawbacks at a very good price, October 24, 2012
ByLance Haun (Seattle, WA)
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           This review is from: Samsung Chromebook (Wi-Fi, 11.6-Inch) (Personal Computers)
***Updates To My Review At The End***My background: I'm a gadget geek but I'm not super devoted to any platform. I do love
Google's web products but never used their hardware. My laptop is a 13" MacBook Pro and my desktop is a Mac Mini that runs both
OS X and Windows 7 (I spend more time on Win 7 these days). I have an iPad (3rd gen) and Motorola Droid Razr Maxx along with
a docking station. My wife has a Win 7 ultrabook, Kindle Fire HD and Razr Maxx, all of which I purchased for her.I'm an editor for
a web-based publication so my usage is primarily writing and some light (very light) image editing. I've done most of my writing on
Google Docs for a long time because it automatically saves and I hate writing directly into the CMS. We also use Google Apps
Business for e-mail, calendaring and doc sharing so that rocks.The last thing I need is another computer but Chromebook called to
me. A couple of reasons:- The docking solution wasn't great. The keyboard was crap, my phone got unusually hot and interacting
with the CMS was hit and miss with the phone OS. It was good for e-mails.- An iPad with a keyboard is garbage. I've tried it and hit
the same issues. It is just clumsy for my primary work. I still travel with an iPad because it is light and its battery is a rockstar and
can do in a pinch.- The laptop is fine but it is a beast to carry. I just got back from a week-long jaunt to three conferences and I think
my shoulder is broken from my shoulder bag.- I love my phone and tethering has been a lifesaver. No complaints.Okay, enough
background. Now to the actual review.Unboxing wasn't particularly impressive but I don't really care. Standard laptop box with the
laptop, an AC adapter and Chrome sticker. I plugged it in and it was at about 75%. Now about an hour later, it is nearly
charged.When I pulled it out of the box, it almost felt like a laptop that didn't have a battery in it (remember that?). Anyway, it feels
solid closed up. I don't have any problem throwing this in my engineer's bag and feeling like it will get screwed up. The AC adapter
is your standard black box with two cords.I opened up the lid and it started immediately. It asked me to connect to my wifi
connection and then proceeded to download the latest update of the operating system (version 23 according to the info in Chrome).
After a quick reboot, I put in my Google credentials and it loaded everything I use in my Chrome browser normally, including my
apps and bookmarks.Opened up, the build quality showed a few weaknesses but nothing major. There's a little give on the keyboard
and palm rest. I didn't feel any problems holding the laptop from its corner. It feels very solid overall. The thing to remember, of
course, is that I came from a unibody MacBook Pro so take that for what it is worth.The keyboard blew my expectations away. I
figured it would be fairly cramped and that my typing speed would suffer. I figured the action wouldn't be very good either. But,
coming from a MacBook Pro chiclet keyboard to this was a cinch. I feel very little difference in typing speed or accuracy. This was
really a big deal for me. I tried the HP Mini a few years ago and it was awful. A few millimeter difference is it.The trackpad is very
good though not as top notch of a comparison as the keyboard. It is very Mac-like in using it. The two finger swipe gestures,
right-clicking, dragging, etc... it all operated like I expected. I'm a tapper, not a clicker so that may have something to do with it. It
doesn't seem like it is quite as accurate or response as the MacBook Pro but still very good.The screen isn't great but it isn't a
dealbreaker. For text, it performs adequately but not spectacularly. For video, it is quite adequate, maybe above average but again,
not fantastic. The screen brightness isn't what it could be, I feel like it is a tick or two off what should be standard brightness. But, I
am also used to glossy screens and even with the brightness, the matte screen seems to do okay. I work right next to south-facing
windows and even though we have no sun here in Seattle, it gets fairly bright and it seems good in these conditions. The viewing
angles aren't going to impress anyone but it works for me.The speakers seem to be pretty good and loud enough. They are optimal
for use on a desk rather than a lap though as the sound gets muffled a bit by clothing. I put on Pandora One and the sound through
my nice $100 studio headphones sounds pretty good with the top volume topping out just right. Using my Apple headphone/mic
combo, it worked well in a hangout. One thing is that the headphone jack seems very tight.I hit my first snag when I tried to do
HDMI out. It didn't seem to work. Then I read a bit more and got it to work with the Ctrl+Full Screen and that seemed to do it...
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