Samsung 5 Chromebook Review: Is It Really The Best One?

It took IT manufacturers four years to deliver on a promise they made back in 2008. Manufacturers are now delivering Chromebooks that range drastically in price and tech specs. If you’re planning to buy such a device, start reading reviews and make sure it will meet your expectations.

It’s time to change the notebook/laptop you bought years ago, before the ultrabooks and Chromebooks brought features to the market that actually revamp your web experience. Today’s laptops, notebooks are sleeker, faster and well…overall better. And when it comes to a faster web browsing experience, the Samsung 5 Chromebook stands out as the best in its category.

A closer look at the Samsung 5 Chromebook laptop tech specs makes it clear it will be great for business purposes. The 12-inch widescreen, 1,280-by-800 resolution and 16:10 ratio will make working on spreadsheets and writing softwares comfortable enough, but mostly through Google Docs. The keyboard is a lot similar to the Apple MacBook notes a Samsung 5 Chromebook Review on Well, “except that the tiled keys are raised slightly higher”. But for web browsing purposes, the keyboard features the most used browser commands on the top row.

The Samsung 5 Chromebook also packs a 4-in-1 card reader, two USB 2.0 ports as well as a 1-megapixel webcam above the screen and a pair of speakers under the keyboard for video chatting using Google Talk. Although Chrome OS has a default 360p video quality, videos from YouTube and Hulu play without flaw in most cases.

The Samsung 5 Chromebook features a 1.67GHz Intel Atom N570 CPU processor and 2GB of memory which pack together more power than any Chrome OS app would ever need.

It takes your system only 5 second to boot (that’s 45 seconds less than Windows)    

The battery life is simply excellent and great for traveling. Under testing with apps that don’t usually run on Windows, the Samsung 5 Chromebook lasted for 6 hours 30 minutes. Samsung writes on its website that the battery life on web browsing is over 8 hours.

Good Samsung 5 Chromebook Reviews should take into account the cons too, and don’t imagine this device doesn’t feature any. We’re still far from a Chromebook experience that will be all pros, no cons. For starters, the Series 5 doesn’t feature an Ethernet port or Bluetooth, but has Wi-Fi and 3G. Printing is also a feature that isn’t still there, since most of the classic printers already in your office/home require direct connection which makes cloud printing a bit more difficult to get to.

Samsung 5 Chromebook Reviews seem to agree this is the most capable and promising Google Chrome device. And when reviewing the competition, even if they’re cheaper, buying the Samsung Chromebook Series is still the best deal if you’re looking for the best price-quality ratio.

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