Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung 550C22-A01US
Retailing for £370, the Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook's reliance on the internet, less than stellar build quality and sub-par components add up to make it feel overpriced. While we like the Chrome OS's user interface and are impressed with how well the device works when connected to the internet, the 550's limitations combined with the UK's lack of universal Wi-Fi coverage make it a poor choice for business users.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/29/2012
Rating: Total score: 40%
Source: PC Perspective
What’s important is how well the griddle cooks your bacon – and in this case, it serves up a crispy plate of goodness better than any other product on the market for the same price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/09/2012
However, its limited tech, along with the absence of next-gen internet standards such as 4G and 802.11ac Wi-Fi, means that it could soon start feeling out of date. The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook is a decent computer, and an improvement on its competitors, but it doesn't quite answer the Chromebook conundrum.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: PC Advisor
Thanks to the fact that the Series 5 550 Chromebook runs only web apps, there’s nothing to back up. Your documents are automatically backed up in Google Drive. When composing an email, you can attach files from Drive, as well as pin files (mark them) for offline viewing. This also has the advantage that, should your Chromebook be lost, damaged or stolen, you can carry on from where you were simply by logging into your Google account when you get a new one.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: MuyComputer ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
CommentIntel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs). 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.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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.
In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.
In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.
60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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