Google has done a pretty good job at impressing the public with its Google Chrome operating system and contribution to what have been dubbed “Chromebooks”. While Chromebooks are certainly not a good solution for everyone, they are more targeted at users who value use of the Internet over mostly everything else a computer has to offer. Samsung’s Series 5 Wi-Fi 12.1-inch Chromebook is one of those notebooks, although it has some pretty good specs and features as well for its very low price of $349.99. Let’s take a closer look at this Samsung Chromebook.
The Samsung Series 5 Wi-Fi Chromebook comes packed with a 12.1-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800, although has a disappointing SSD capacity of only 16 GB. Aside from that, it also contains a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N570 processor with 2 GB of DDR3 RAM and an Intel GMA 3150 graphics coprocessor.
A 1MP webcam is present in the Samsung Series 5 at the top of the display, and there are two USB 2.0 ports along with a 4-in-1 memory card reader supporting SDHC, SDXC, SD, and MMC memory card types. In terms of looks, it is an elegantly small and all-black Chromebook with a high-quality LED-backlit and anti-reflective display. It also boasts a full-sized keyboard with specific keys designed for Google’s Chrome OS features, including a search key among other web-enabled keys.
The Samsung Series 5 Wi-Fi Chromebook is 0.80 inches in height and 8.60 inches in width, weighing a mere 3.3 pounds for ultimate portability that is hard to beat or even match for most competitors.
Contained within Samsung’s Chromebook is a 6-cell lithium-ion battery. This is where this laptop truly shines. Its’ battery offers up to 8 and a half hours of battery life, which is not at all an overstatement according to many user reviews we’ve encountered.
If the main reason that you are looking to purchase a new computer is for Internet access with features focused around making that experience as full-fledged and unbeatable as possible, then a Chromebook is certainly for you. For other purposes other than that as well as super portability, you’re probably better off going with a notebook or desktop PC, as a Chromebook is unlikely to satisfy needs such as PC gaming and the use of memory-intensive software applications.
Here are some additional images of the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook in black: