Feb 11, 2017 12:50 PM EST
Samsung Chromebook Pro Full Review; Futuristic Chromebook? Here's Why It's Not
Chromebooks are fast becoming the new trend in the computer market with Samsung's Chromebook Plus and Pro leading the pack. According to reviews, some of the major advantages of using Samsung's Chromebook is its support for Android Apps, its impressive design, and comfortable keyboards. Plus is at $450 and Pro is at $550, making it a good choice for buyers who are on a budget and only need web surfing for their computer.
Critics consider Samsung's Chromebooks as some of the best-rounded devices for the Chrome OS, Wired reported. Samsung's Chromebook Plus is set for release next week, while Pro rolls out in March. One major downside of Samsung's Chromebooks is it functions basically as a web-browser and not the futuristic laptop that people expected it to be.
Samsung Chromebook Pro vs other Chromebooks
Running Android apps in Samsung's Chromebook is still not that smooth and are not properly optimized for the device's screen, making it still pricier than other Chromebooks in the market, Time reported. Samsung's Chromebook comes with a stylus pen and a premium screen, but users who don't need these features can opt for Asus's Chromebook Flip C302CA, which is $50 cheaper than Samsung's Chromebooks. Plus, Asus's Chromebook Flip C302CA provides more internal storage compared to Samsung's Chromebooks.
Samsung Chromebook Pro's Other features
It has a sleek and minimalist design with aluminium chassis. It has a 12.3-inch, 3200x1800 touch screen, which is surprising since most laptop displays employ a 16.9-inch width to height ratio. It can be used as an ordinary notebook, a tablet, and as a display, with the help of its 360 degree screen flip capability.
Since Chromebooks rely on cloud, the ports on Samsung's Chromebooks are only for the headphone jack, USB Type-C, and microSD card, which are on the left, and there is a singular USB port on the other side. It has an impressive keyboard, a Touchscreen and a stylus pen.
It runs on IntelCore m3-6Y730 CPU with 32GB of eMMC storage, and 4GB of RAM. Google is still working on improving its support for Android Apps. According to the tech company, the software is still in beta and it will go on primetime on April when Chromebook Pro is released.
There are still a few bugs in Samsung's Chromebooks though. According to one review, the browser tabs disappear for no reason when the device is put on its tent mode. There is even one instance when the screen just flickers after trying to open an app. Some fans expected these devices to pave the way for the future of chromebook devices, but it seems like it just didn't live up to their expectations.
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