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Samsung 550C22-H01US

Specifications

Samsung 550C22-H01USNotebook: Samsung 550C22-H01US (Series 5 Series)
Processor: Intel Celeron 867
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.43kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 66.64% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 67%, features: 69%, display: 73% mobility: 93%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Samsung 550C22-H01US

85% Review Samsung 550C22-H01US Chromebook | Notebookcheck
Reliable office worker. Chrome OS is still young with a very limited scope, but it already excels in everything it has been designed to do. Is this second-generation Chromebook from Samsung worth a look to on-the-go business and office users?
83% Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook review
Source: PC Pro English
Speed and simplicity remain the major points in its favour; there’s very little you can do to break, slow down or otherwise affect the Chromebook, which makes it a great buy if you’re willing to adopt Google’s cloud-based approach.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 67% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
60% Samsung Series 5 Chromebook review
Source: T3 English
The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook is a great ultraportable laptop, that’s been made with love, experience and careful design. However, the disadvantages of Chrome OS over Windows make it impossible to recommend. Despite the battery life improvements, the Asus Eee PC 1015PX is better value, just as usable, more powerful, and works when you’re away from the internet. If Google comes back for a third attempt, we really hope it’s with Android, and the great Chrome OS experiment is put down to experience.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung Series 5 Chromebook 550 (XE550C22-H01)
Source: PC Mag English
The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook 550 is an attractive, fast laptop, and has a full-size keyboard. Theoretically, because of its ease of use and speedy SSD, the Chromebook 550 should blow tablets like the iPad and netbooks like the Lenovo ThinkPad X130e out of the water. The problem is though the Chromebook is speedy at browsing Chrome while connected to the Internet, it is less compelling when you're not connected at home or in your favorite café.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
We really like the looks of Google's Chrome OS, and think there is much promise in online file storage and Web-based apps. But until fast, easy, cheap Internet access is available just about everywhere, we'll be sticking mostly to locally installed software—and those who want to get the most out of their laptops should, too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
85% Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook Review
Source: Digital Trends English
What the Chromebook does, it does well. It’s not an exaggeration to say that this is the best Web browsing experience that you’ll find on a laptop. It’s quick, smooth, easy to navigate via multi-touch scrolling and supported by a brilliant matte display. As a portable web browser, the Samsung Series 5 is perfect.So that’s the question: Do you want to buy a $450 (Wi-Fi only) or $550 (3G) Web browser?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2012
Rating: Total score: 85%
Samsung Series 5 Chromebook 550 review: Is less more?
Source: Liliputing English
Chrome OS is an operating system designed to run one app: the web browser. The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook 550 isn’t for everyone. For $450 or more you can buy a decent Windows laptop, install the Chrome web browser, and do almost everything that you can do with a Chromebook.But you can do many of those things better with a Chromebook if the web browser is your most important app.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/14/2012
60% Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook
Source: Techreview Source English
One of the selling points for this laptop is the boot times, which averages around 10-seconds, which is lightning fast compared to Windows-based computers and even Mac OS X. Battery life averages out at about 8-hours, which is about two hours more than most in the Ultrabook category.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
There's no doubt that the Chrome OS has improved by leaps and bounds. And Samsung's Chromebook Series 5 550 is a pretty slick vehicle for the platform, especially for those who have basic needs. The comfortable keyboard and bright screen are as good as what you'll find on some Ultrabooks, and this machine is certainly faster than its predecessor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 50%
80% Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550
Source: CNet English
Solid hardware and a slightly improved Chrome OS aren't enough to save the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 from the hordes of similarly priced but more capable tablets and laptops. There are way too many caveats and compromises for us to recommend it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
40% Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550
Source: CNet English
One year after the debut of the first wave, most people still don't know what it is. Despite solid hardware and a slightly improved Chrome OS, the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 comes with far too many caveats and compromises compared with similarly priced but more-capable tablets and laptops.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2012
Rating: Total score: 40%
Hands on: New Samsung Series 5 Chromebook review
Source: Techradar English
Overall the overhauled Chrome OS running on the overhauled new Chromebook gear is a very different beast to its predecessor. The arrival of a rudimentary desktop is a welcome one, the multitasking is much better and the forthcoming offline functionality will transform Chrome OS into a fully featured and genuinely useful competitor to Windows and Mac OS at a relatively low cost.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2012
70% The Chromebook Finally Feels Like a Real Laptop
Source: Wired Magazine English
Given the quality of Samsung’s hardware, I can still recommend it, even at around $500. But beware — it’s only a smart buy for people who want the comfort and performance of a nice laptop and won’t be inconvenienced by an entirely cloud-based environment, or feel limited by the total lack of the legacy PC stuff. If you’re already a web-head, this is a very nice surfboard.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/29/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Review: Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550
Source: Geeks.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/12/2012
Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 review
Source: Eprice.com.hk zh-TW→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2012

Comment

Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge): Processor graphics card which is integrated in the Sandy Bridge Pentium and Celeron processors. Similar to the desktop HD Graphics 2000 and not related to the old Arrandale processor graphics with the same name.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


867:

Ultra Low Voltage dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. Due to the Celeron brand, many features of the Sandy Bridge core are deactivated.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


12.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.43 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

Samsung reviews


66.64%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-06- 6 (Update: 2012-06- 6)