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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. Opinions about the size and price are on the whole positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably.

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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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 717 user reviews of Samsung Chromebook XE550C21 from 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 Comments about the size and price are on the whole positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably.

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

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Ian Morris (

Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint


The Chromebook is a curious idea. Essentially, it's a normal laptop - albeit one too low-powered to really run Windows - that has a stripped-down version

Jun, 2012

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Samsung Series 5 Chromebook review


Remember netbooks? They're back, and called Chromebooks. They run Chrome OS (see panel, right) – Google's vision of a computer that works almost universally through a browser window. And they've arrived in the midst of a touchscreen tablet revolution....

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Matt Hanson (

Samsung Chromebook 550 review


Does the new Samsung Series 5 Chromebook overcome past problems?

Improved speed ; Fast boot up ; Attractive design ; Light and compact ; Support for 3G mobile internet

Underpowered for HD ; Not as intuitive as a tablet ; Not suitable as your main PC ; Redundant if no internet

Chromebooks - and the Chrome OS operating system they run on - are worthy innovations, but so far have fallen short of our expectations. The idea of a laptop that's so streamlined for browsing and working on the web that it boots in seconds and can run...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Samsung Chromebook Pro will convert the meanest Chromebook skeptic


Adding Android apps and a premium stylus, the Samsung Chromebook Pro is my new budget laptop to beat.

A very long list of features for the price, including a QHD touch display, hybrid hinge and included stylus. Adding support for the Google Play app store means this Chromebook can access a wide range of software.

The keyboard and touchpad both remind you this is a budget laptop, and the accelerometer is way too touchy. Running too many apps and browser windows at once eats up the RAM quickly, leading to slowdown.

The Samsung Chromebook Pro will make a believer out of many Chromebook skeptics by offering great value, features and performance for a budget-priced laptop.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Stephen Shankland (

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 : Khidr Suleman (

Samsung Chromebook review


Google is a targeting the business market claiming huge TCO savings over traditional PCs. But are these £229 machines viable?

Cheap and cheerful - the Chromebook is a bargain for those who just need a device for basic word processing tasks and to browse the web. We can see why it’s taken off in the education market. Despite it appearing to be more secure than the Android...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Techworld (

Samsung Chromebook review


With this new Samsung Chromebook, though, Google has finally achieved a compelling and complete lineup of Chrome OS choices. At a starting price point of $249, it's a fantastic value - especially when you consider the included two years of expanded...

Oct, 2012

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Samsung Series 5 Chromebook


Ask any great inventor and they'll tell you the best concepts don't always work out in practice. The Google Chromebook is an admirable attempt at an idea that unfortunately infastructure doesn't fully support. It's a nice machine, with a few lackings,...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Samsung Chromebook


It seems about 18 months ago when Google first showed their Chrome operating system, this notebook from Samsung is the first that I have seen that uses it. Can we get used to an operating system that relies on the Internet?

I found the Samsung Chromebook at £349 for the Wi-Fi only version on the link below with free delivery

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Tom Morgan , Alan Lu (

Samsung Chromebook Series 5 review


As the first laptop to come pre-loaded with Chrome OS, Samsung's Series 5 Chromebook has certainly made an impression, but is it right for business? Tom Morgan and Alan Lu take an in-depth look.

As a thin client, Chrome OS is mostly a success; its ability to work solely within the cloud means it's very well locked down, but this also means it's entirely dependent on an internet connection. Without one, its usefulness is currently severely...

Jul, 2011