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Dr. Gadget looks back: Samsung Chromebook

Dr. Gadget looks back: Samsung Chromebook

 Samsung Chromebook is essentially the Chromebook everyone had been waiting for some time. The thin, lightweight and inexpensive laptop from the house of Samsung won Dr. Gadget’s heart. Read on for more.

Samsung Chromebook is essentially the Chromebook everyone had been waiting for some time. The thin, lightweight and inexpensive laptop from the house of Samsung won Dr. Gadget’s heart. Read on for more.

Specifications
The resolution of Samsung Chromebook is impressive, the brightness is sufficient and the glare is cut off with matte coating. Although its display is not full-HD, but at 1,366x768 pixels the resolution is good enough.

The touch pad of Samsung Chromebook gives a satisfactory performance, but is nowhere near that of the Apple. However, it beats that of most of its competitors, even the pricey ones. The specifications are impressive: it is only 0.7 inches thick and weighs 2.4 pounds.

The Samsung Chromebook has one USB 2.0 port and one USB 3.0 port along with an HDMI port. It comes loaded with 16GB flash memory and 100GB of space is available on Google Drive.

Chrome OS
The Samsung Chromebook runs on the Chrome OS, the web based operating system. There is a lot that you can do with the OS, even offline. Even if you are not spending much time on the web, you will find that it lets you do most of your tasks without any headache.

To access games and other applications, visit the Chrome store, where you will find ton loads of apps to enjoy. Just double tap on the one which you want to and it will get added for subsequent usage.

Performance
Performance is Samsung Chromebook’s weak point. It comes under stress when a too many browser tabs are opened. Typing text in Google Docs is slow at times and sifting through documents is a real pain. However, Google seems to be working on the issue and future releases will, hopefully, fix it.

Overall verdict
Overall, the Samsung Chromebook is an impressive device available at $249, a pittance when compared to the pricey options.