Samsung Chromebook Plus XE521QAB-K01US
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung Chromebook Plus XE521QAB-K01US
Source: PC Mag
An intriguing option among premium Chrome OS convertibles, the Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 (LTE) offers unique features like a built-in stylus and two cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Chrome Unboxed
Right now, you can only order it through Samsung or Best Buy, so perhaps when sales expand a bit, the price will drop accordingly. The biggest problem for Samsung is the sheer volume of good/great Chromebooks on the horizon. I think with stiffer competition in this price segment over the next few months, they’ll have to drop the price to sell it against the coming competition.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2018
Samsung's Chromebook Plus V2 might be pricier than your average Chromebook, but the design and improved performance over the last-gen model let you do more with Chrome OS and Android than lower-end options.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Android Central
Samsung's Chromebook Plus (V2) is a sturdy and great looking Chromebook that brings everything you need — and most everything you would want — to the table and is one of 2018's best.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Chromebooks -- laptops running on Google's browser-based Chrome OS -- are generally designed for affordability, making the term "premium Chromebook" something of an oxymoron. In fact, market research firm NPD Group defines any Chromebook that's $400 or more as premium, which is a starting price considered "budget" for Windows laptops and, well, nonexistent for Macs.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/14/2018
CommentIntel HD Graphics 615: Integrated graphics card in some Kaby Lake Y-series processors (4.5 Watt TDP) with 24 EUs (GT2) and no dedicated graphics memory. Clocks with Update to 1050 MHz depending on the CPU Model. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
3965Y: Extremely efficient ULV-SoC (System-on-a-Chip) for tablets and fanless notebooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Includes two CPU cores clocked at 1.5 GHz (fixed, no Turbo Boost, no HyperThreading) as well as a graphics adapter and is manufactured in a 14 nm process. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
79.33%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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