Samsung Chromebook 11.6” Review

Nowadays, it’s not an easy job to find a cheap laptop especially for under 300 dollars. Here, you are given option to stick with quite bad product with Windows OS, or stick with Chromebook OS that offering better choice. As for me, I rather stick with Chrome since everything including of feature, performance, and many other important aspect such as battery life are better. Finding any of them is also easy to find since there are so many companies are providing good choice. As for this case, we will only make a focus into single product that comes from Samsung.

I have heard of this machine received so many good reviews especially on the display side that features of LED screen rather than using standard LCD one. That is why I think it should be better if we take look at it closely if the machine is really worth or not for the price. Well, we are going to find it soon.

That is what we are going to talk about here. We are going to talk about it further on this article. To make it easier for you to understand, let’s we jump into the article.

The Design And Build Quality

As for design, there are not too many things to talk about since it looks pretty common to other similar products. I do not say it as bad, but do not expect such a great thing from it because that is not a biggest selling point here. The company is more focusing the budget on the specifications rather than stick it the design.

All of the bodies are made from plastic and luckily this plastic is really good and rugged. You are not going to worry of the device would be easily broken when slipping from your hands. The material is tough and I do not find it slippery when I was holding it. The build quality is great, so do not worry about this case.

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Display And Connectivity

Samsung Chromebook 2The display somehow is pretty amazing on this price range even though the screen resolution is still HD. It features of 1366 by 768 widescreen with anti-glare backlit. The image quality is vivid with the screen brightness that quite promising for outdoor usage. I have tried to use it in outdoor during the day and I did not need to set the brightness into the highest to make it visible. This thing is possible thanks to its anti-glare backlit.

As for connectivity, there are fewer options to find here. For data transfer for example, there are only two USB ports. Single port with 2.0 and another single port with 3.0 version. It is not big problem here since you are still able to plug your mouse and mount single drive at the same time. But, you could still use of USB hub as the alternative for its limited ports. Then, you are going to find other connectivity such as Bluetooth, Micro SD card reader, and WIFI 802.11ac.

Last price update: 2017-12-05 14:43:43

Samsung Chromebook 11.6”Main Specs
CPUIntel Dual Core Celeron N3060 1.6 GHZ
GraphicsIntel HD Integrated Card
Display Size11.6-inch
OSChrome OS
Memory4GB DDR3 Memory
Storage32GB SSD

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Storage Issue And Battery Life

The storage is serious issue here where it only comes with 16 or 32 GB storage option. That size is considered as small enough especially when you want to install many apps. The only alternative option is by adding micro SD card as extra storage. I was easily able to swap the micro SD from my smartphone to put on this laptop. The cloud storage is good option, but only if you have unlimited internet plan.

One thing that we should appreciate from the Chrome operating system is the battery life. The battery itself could last more than 9 hours with normal usage. The usage could even longer or shorter depending on the activity and screen brightness. If you are planning to bring your laptop into the school, I guess you will not need to bring the charger since the battery is good enough for full day usage.

Last price update: 2017-12-05 14:43:43
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Final Thought

Those are information I know about it. Despite of its some issues, this laptop is still nice and much recommended for many users especially for students. Almost everything is good with exception for the storage that small. If you are not in big problem with that matter, then you should ready to take it. Feel free to make any choice. At last, thank you for reading the article and I just hope this article provides you good enough information as for consideration.

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