The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is a beautiful 2-in-1 laptop that takes the top Chromebook category to exciting new heights.
What if Chromebooks looked just as good, if not better than any other laptop? Can it be considered one of the best laptops with only industrial design and 4K luxury display? The Galaxy Chromebook says a resounding “yes” to many of these years, but there are some notable ones.
While you are watching how thin the Galaxy Chromebook is, you may not notice some of its interesting tricks. For example, the Samsung S-Pen is attached to the side and there is a camera on the keyboard deck.
Battery life is short. If you spend a lot of time at home, this will not be a big problem, but it does make Samsung’s top Chromebook not competitive. Still, as explained in this review of the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook, those looking for a Chromebook with great performance and style can love a lot about this convertible.
Prices and settings
Samsung is currently offering wide selling prices on the Galaxy Chromebook. It’s $ 699 on Samsung.com – $ 300 less than $ 999. There is Galaxy Chromebook settings. This CPU has a 10-core Core i5 CPU, integrated Intel UHD graphics, 8 GB of RAM, and 256 GB SSD.
The only customization option you can choose from is to either order the Mercury Gray Galaxy Chromebook, now available in less than a week or wait a few more weeks for the Fiesta Red stripes – which is worth the wait.
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook was launched on April 6, 2020.
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is a very attractive and attractive 2-in-1 notebook. This makes most premium laptops look ROM comparable.
Red also balances well with the silver trim on the edges of the laptop.
As soon as you pass by the happy red-cut aluminum chassis, you will see that there are ultra-thin margins at the top left and right of the screen, which are 0.15 to 0.2 inches wide with the InfinityEdge Dell XPS 13 margins. The bottom edge is about 0.8 inches thicker, but this slim screen embarrasses the larger edges of the MacBook Air 2020.
The Galaxy Chromebook is smaller and lighter than any 13-inch laptop you’ve ever seen, measuring 11.9 x 8 0. 0.4 inches and 2.3 pounds. Not only does it beat the Google PixelBook Go (12.2 x 8.1 x 0.5 inches, 2.3 pounds) by a hair, it also leaner and lighter than the MacBook Air (11.9 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches, 2.8 pounds).
The Dell XPS 13 is also thicker and heavier (11.6 7. 7.8 0. 0.6 inches, 2.6 to 2.8 pounds).
Because it is a 2-in-1 convertible, you can rotate the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook display up to 360 degrees to use it as a tablet or keep it in display or tent mode. Here you will find that the Galaxy Chromebook hinge can be a little stiffer because it vibrates when touched.
The 13.3-inch 4K AMOLED panel of the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook with its brilliant, colorful image quality and ultra-thin bezels is all you could want in a premium laptop.
A quick tip: Chromebooks still need more 4K video. Options are currently very limited outside of normal movies, making it difficult for people to buy a Chromebook 4K, especially with a replacement battery. YouTube offers 4K content, but I hope Disney Plus and Netflix add UHD support to Chrome soon.
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook produces 224% of the sRGB color gamut, more than 108% of our Pixelbook Go, 113% of the MacBook Air and 108% of the XPS 13.
This is surprising because Samsung’s screens – especially the company’s smartphones – have a very high color saturation.
The high-speed PC in the Chromebook shell and the Intel Core i5-10210U CPU and 8GB of Galaxy Chromebook RAM are fast enough for multitasking.
However, when it comes to playing with the big boys, the Galaxy Chromebook comparative scores do little to convince anyone to change the Chrome OS.
In the overall performance test, the Geekbench 5 has 2,232 units, which is far less than the 4847 Dell XPS 13 processor (Core i7-1065G7 U series processor, 16 GB of memory) and even the Intel Y Series MacBook chip. Air (Core i5-1030NG7, 8 GB RAM) scored higher and scored 2738 points. At least the Galaxy Chromebook from the Pixelbook Go (CPU Intel Core i5-8200Y, 8 GB RAM) is equal to 1666.
The Galaxy Chromebook has two cameras that produce image quality with their 1-megapixel main webcam, which is best described as functional.
A clearer 8-megapixel sensor is located in the upper left corner of the keyboard deck. This camera is designed for those who want to shoot in 2-in-1 mode on a tablet and takes sharper photos from the webcam, but still as big as the iPhone 11 Pro Max or even the last two cameras. are not. iPhone Plus, having a 13-inch tablet as a camera was very awkward.
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The backlit keyboard on the Galaxy Chromebook reminds you of Apple’s almost extinct butterfly keyboard. Stay here because the low-end Galaxy Chromebook keys are what the Mac keys should have been, not what they appear to be.
Yes, the keys are very shallow and feel stiff during long typing sessions, but these are drawbacks.
Unlike the 13-inch MacBook Pro keyboard, I felt the keys move up and down, and they did not fail to register.
The touch screen is 4.6 by 2.3 inches smooth and responsive. The bright red surface responded to my erratic swipe, and I had no problem running Chrome OS gestures, such as swiping three fingers to change Chrome tabs and swiping two fingers to scroll.
Ports and S-Pen
Ports are scarce on the Galaxy Chromebook, but thicker laptops perform worse. To the left are the USB-C port and headphone jack.
On the right, you’ll find the second USB-C port and the microSD card slot
There is no excuse. Every 2 in 1 laptop should have a built-in stylus garage. If Samsung can fit one in a 0.4-inch laptop, then any device with stylus support should have this feature.Again, Samsung really thought about the details here.
The rectangular S Pen sits in the groove in different directions, so you don’t have to fiddle with it. The S Pen itself is good.
Unfortunately, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook high-resolution display costs money: battery life. As we see in most 4K laptops, the web-based battery test (which adjusts the screen to 150 nits of brightness) drains the Galaxy Chromebook in a disappointing 5 hours and 55 minutes.
In contrast, the 1080p Pixelbook Go ran the same test for 11 hours and 29 minutes, lasting almost twice as long as the Samsung Chromebook. You’ll also see longer times than the MacBook Air 2560 x 1600 pixels (9:31) and the Dell XPS 13 (12:39 with 1080p screen, 8:14 with 4K screen). Because Chromebooks are known for their exceptional battery life, it takes much longer to see a PC with a comparable screen.
This is where putting U series processors in such a slim chassis backfires. When we played a 15-minute video in 1080p resolution, the bottom of the laptop became 106 degrees Fahrenheit. Even the center of the keyboard at 93 degrees almost broke the 95 thresholds of our comfort. Fortunately, the touchpad maintained the temperature at 87 degrees.
- Gorgeous red design
- Thin and light chassis
- Fast execution
- Bright and vibrant 4K screen
- Internal S-Pen
- Low battery life, even for a 4K laptop
- The hinge should be stronger
- It heats up a bit
|Standing screen display size||13.3 Inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||3840 x 2160 Pixels|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel® UHD Graphics|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||8 Hours|
Other Technical Details
|Item model number||XE930QCA-K01US|
|Operating System||Chrome OS|
|Item Weight||3.67 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||14.17 x 12.99 x 2.36 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||14.17 x 12.99 x 2.36 inches|
|Computer Memory Type||DDR4 SDRAM|
|Flash Memory Size||256|
|Optical Drive Type||No Optical Drive|
|Batteries||4 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)|
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is an attractive and powerful 2-in-1 laptop, but its battery life is very disappointing.