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Samsung Chromebook Pro

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Samsung Chromebook Pro. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and portability. The screen and price are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the touchpad and keyboard.

design, price, screen, portability, durability

battery, keyboard, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Chromebook Pro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Samsung Chromebook Pro review

 

The next-generation Chromebook is here

Stunning, vivid screen ; Stylus support on Chrome OS ; Gorgeous, simple design

Cramped keyboard ; 9 hours max battery life ; Weak speakers

The Samsung Chromebook Pro skews a little too heavily towards being an Android tablet. Regardless, it’s a solid hybrid that brings us one step closer to the perfect marriage between Chrome OS and Android.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung Chromebook Pro review

 

If you're looking for a solid all-around laptop for roughly $500, the new Samsung Chromebook Pro should at or near the very top of your candidate list. Sure, there are plenty of Windows laptops and tablets in that price range (or lower) , but none that...

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 : Raymond Wong (mashable.com)

Samsung's Chromebook Pro gives Chromebooks a much-needed creative boost

 

Chromebooks are finally growing up.

Sharp, bright screen ; Handy, responsive built-in stylus ; Excellent trackpad and touchscreen

Stylus isn't as sensitive as Apple Pencil ; Slightly cramped keyboard

With a stylus, Samsung's Chromebook Pro gives Chromebooks a much-needed creative boost.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Barry Collins (itpro.co.uk)

Samsung Chromebook Pro: First look

 

Samsung's Chromebook Pro gets ready for work

Jan, 2017

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Samsung Chromebook Pro review: One misstep spoils the show

 

The Chromebook Pro looks great, has a wonderful screen and enough power to do just about whatever you need. But poor battery life is a major letdow.

Excellent design ; Strong performance ; Best-in-class display

Expensive (for a Chromebook) ; Poor battery life ; Android apps still need some work

After testing the Chromebook Pro, I had to admit that it's not the king of the Chromebooks I was hoping for when it was first announced. It does plenty of things well -- I love its looks, screen and performance, but the keyboard's a bit cramped and the...

Aug, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Brad Bourque (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung Chromebook Pro review

 

Despite some oddities, Samsung's Chromebook Pro moves Chrome OS into a new era.

Sturdy chassis ; Beautiful display ; Full Android app support ; Satisfying performance ; Compact design

Cramped keyboard layout ; Middling battery life

Samsung’s Chromebook Pro is a premium, ambitious system, with a lot going for it when it comes to design and feature set. There’s some awkwardness associated with Google Play’s recent introduction to Chrome OS, but the problems are minor, and...

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

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 : Victoria Song (pcmag.com)

Samsung Chromebook Pro

 

Samsung's premium Chromebook Pro is one of the first chromebooks to run Android apps. But it's likely only a matter of time before less expensive models roll out with the same functionality.

Effective, well-designed stylus. Access to Google Play Store increases functionality both online and off.

Expensive. Battery life is unremarkable for a chromebook. Squarish shape is a little awkward when typing. Legacy peripherals require an adapter.

The Samsung Chromebook Pro benefits from being one of the first chromebooks to launch with the Google Play store. But at the end of the day, that's not a benefit exclusive to this laptop. It will apply to all chromebooks launching this year, so this...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

Samsung Chromebook Pro Review

 

Launched at CES 2017 during the Samsung press conference, the Samsung Chromebook Pro is a 12.3” thin & light laptop that introduces two...

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Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

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
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Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:3

Battery

Battery Capacity:5140
Battery capacity (Watt hours):39
Battery life (max):9
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:2

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Silver

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Convertible (Folder)
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Chromebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:2
Display brightness:400
Display diagonal:31.2
Display Resolution:2400 x 1600
LED Backlight:Y
Touchscreen:Y

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):850
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191E
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 515
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Keyboard number of keys:74
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:ClickPad

Memory

Internal Memory:4
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:N
Wi-Fi:Y

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Stylus pen:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Stylus pen:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
Headphone outputs:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y

Power

AC adapter power:30

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down:3.8
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,2x2,1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.2
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core M
Processor frequency:0.9
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:M3-6Y30
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core m3-6Y series
Processor Socket:BGA 1515
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):4.5
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:88198
Processor code:SR2EN
Processor package size:20
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Operating system installed:Chrome OS

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Storage Media:eMMC
Total Storage Capacity:32

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:221.5
Height :13.9
Weight:1.07
Width:281