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Samsung Chromebook Series 5

Samsung Chromebook Series 5
alaScore 85

189 reviews

Sep, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 189 reviews of Samsung Chromebook Series 5. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the battery. The durability also gets good reviews, whereas there are some negative views about the performance.

keyboard, durability, battery

performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Chromebook Series 5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of Samsung Chromebook Series 5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by (t3.com)

Samsung Series 5 Chromebook review

 

The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook is a great laptop but with the same Chrome OS issues

Good build quality ; Comfortable keyboard ; Great battery life

Chrome OS ; More limits than benefits ; Performance issues

Jun, 2012

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Samsung Series 5 Chromebook review

 

Are we ready for laptops that don't do anything without the internet?

Solidly made and blindingly fast to reach to the internet, but messy offline computing makes it a tough sell

Jul, 2011

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Chromebook Series 5 review

 

You could be forgiven for thinking Samsung's new Series 5 was a netbook; the compact dimensions, low-power components and 12in screen might seem familiar, but turn it on and it's clear this is a very different beast. It's the first laptop powered by...

The Series 5 is a fantastic first outing for Chrome OS, but the web-based operating system isn’t ideal for home users when they can buy a Windows-based netbook for less

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Chromebook series 5 review

 

The Series 5 is a fantastic first outing for Chrome OS, but the web-based operating system isn't ideal for home users when they can buy a Windows-based netbook for less

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung Chromebook Series 5 review

 

Editors' note (October 18, 2012): The Samsung Chromebook reviewed here has been replaced by a newer $249 model .

The Samsung Chromebook Series 5 is a small, attractive Netbook with long battery life, true instant-on Web access, and enough computing to use the Internet.

The Series 5 is expensive for its features and abilities, and using it can be frustrating depending on your wireless signal strength.

Despite solid hardware, great battery life, and fast startup, we can't recommend the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 until and unless Google improves the Chrome OS.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Jason Cross (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Chromebook Series 5 laptop review

 

Google Chrome OS is here. The Series 5 from Samsung is the first of the so-called Chromebooks, and I'm not sure it's exactly what we all had in mind when Google announced Chrome OS two years ago. Back then, our imaginations pictured computers that were...

Ultimately, the whole Chromebook experiment feels like it's just a couple years ahead of its time. There may come a day, sometime in the not-too-distant future, when web applications have the power and sophistication necessary to really replace most of...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Matt (tech-reviews.co.uk)

Samsung Chromebook Series 5 Review

 

Today we have the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 to review. This is Google's attempt at conquering the laptop/netbook market. It features Google's own Chrome operating system, which, along with a 1.66Ghz processor and 2GB of RAM, Google are boasting very...

After my time with the Samsung Chromebook Series 5. I must say I’m very impressed with what I’ve seen. I spend a lot of my time online viewing various web pages, Youtube, listening to music and this little device didn’t disappoint in the slightest. In...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Christian Harris (businesscomputingworld.co.uk)

REVIEW: Samsung Chromebook Series 5

 

The Chromebook runs on Google' Chrome Operating System (OS)—albeit totally transparent to the user—and is unlike any other netbook. The main reason is because there's nothing installed on the machine but a browser, Google's very own Chrome no less—no...

Google’s vision for the Chromebook is one that represents a vision of doing away with traditional software for personal use in favour of doing everything on the cloud. SaaS (software as a service) is definitely catching on more as the choices continue...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Amar Singh (laptops.co.uk)

Samsung ChromeBook Series 5

 

If you're after a laptop that will deliver fast load speeds and offers a rather lightweight companion for the road then this is what you're after.

Extremely fast load up times

There is nothing beyond the Chrome OS - at all

A great laptop if you're after a fast and speedy boot up time but beyond that there isn't really much else. All in all though it is a half decent laptop

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Samsung Series 5 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?

The internal speaker is ok and gave a good enough sound in a quiet room for coffee shop use earbuds for all sorts of reasons. There is a mini VGA adapter in the box and this can allow you to hook it up to a separate panel but I found the 1280x800 crisp...

Oct, 2011

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