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 quick boot times, fast browsing speeds and overall smoothness. Let’s take a closer look.

One thing I must point out before I proceed is that this is not your everyday laptop, Chromebooks are made with one purpose, the ultimate web experience.  This is where the Chrome OS comes into its own, it’s purely online, if you have no internet connection then you will be unable to use the device.  Now this would have been a problem in the past, but lets face it, there are very few places that don’t have a WiFi connection, and with the added option to insert a 3G SIM card, there really is no issue with not being able to use it.

Specifications

Processor

Intel ATOM Processor N570 1.66Ghz

Memory

2GB DDR3

Display

12.1” Screen size
LED Display
1280×800 Resolution
Non Gloss

Graphics

NM10 Graphics Chipset
Integrated

Multimedia

Stereo Speaker
1Mb HD Webcam
Internal Mic

Storage

16GB SSD

Connectivity

802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN

I/O Ports

Headphone/MIC combo
VGA via dongle adapter
2 x USB ports
4-in-1 Memory card reader (SD / SDHC / SDXC / MMC)

Input

Touch Pad
Buttonless Type
Gesture Support

Battery

Up to 8.5 hours

  • DearThey

    Couldn’t agree more. I love my Series 5 and it’s become my primary machine over the last month.

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  • Adamisgod1992

    stop spamming review websites to promote your s**t… in the word of saint mary… bugger off!
    Good clear review mate.