Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go 14 XE340XDA-KA1US
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go 14 XE340XDA-KA1US
Source: Tech Advisor
The Chromebook Go is very much a mixed bag. Using the keyboard is enjoyable, the audio is good and there is a decent selection of ports and connectivity options. If you’re looking for an LTE compatible Chromebook, then there isn’t a lot that offer that feature, so the Go can certainly put that among its boasts. Sadly, the main downside is the lacklustre display, which not only lacks brightness but also has poor viewing angles, colour and resolution. With Samsung marketing the Go as a student device, I can’t see too many being happy with streaming video that is difficult to enjoy, especially if doing so with other people. If you’re looking for a simple, reasonably affordable writing machine for documents, spreadsheets and research, then it’s a decent choice. But, anything outside of that will most likely leave you wishing you’d gone for a different device.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/11/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
Reviewing the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go has been something of a rollercoaster. A simple one, with one big lift hill and a very quick drop. To the naked eye, if you can ignore its hulking bezels, this looks extremely well-appointed. It has a 14-inch screen, something you don't always see in the generally-smaller world of Chromebooks. It has a classy black inner and a stock silvery outer case. There are plenty of ports, one of which allows you to slot in an LTE SIM and get online wherever you might be. We started our time with it pretty excited. What could there possibly be to complain about? Hitting that point of inertia and rolling over the peak of the hill means hitting the power button, and reveals the true drama of this ride. There's a 14-inch screen alright, but it's 1366x768 and so low on contrast, color, brightness and even sharpness it disappoints in every respect other than size.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/11/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: PC Mag
There are a few worse and weaker Chromebooks than the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go, but there are many far better ones. Its performance is in the dictionary under "torpor," and its screen not only has the 1,366-by-768 resolution we thought we'd long since relegated to 11.6-inch Chromebooks but is dimmer and harder to view than they are. If you watch retailers for sales, you can find superior deals. (It was a Black Friday price, but at this writing Best Buy offered a 14-inch Lenovo Chromebook with a 1080p touch screen and twice the storage for $100 less.) The Galaxy Chromebook 2 at least has its QLED display to recommend it, but the Go reminds us of General Motors' attempt to sell the Chevy Nova in Mexico—no va in Spanish means "does not go."
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/11/2021
Rating: Total score: 40%
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU): Integrated graphics card in Intel Jasper Lake Celeron entry level models based on the Gen. 11 architecture. Offers 16 of the 32 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model ranging from 350 MHz base to 800 MHz boost. The Jasper Lake chips are produced in the 10nm process at Intel produced (similar to Ice Lake).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Celeron N4500: Low power dual-core SoC from the Jasper Lake series for inexpensive notebooks. Runs with clocks between 1.1 - 2.8 GHz and integrates a DirectX 12 capable graphics adapter with 16 EUs and up 750 MHz. The CPU cores are smaller and slower than in the Core CPUs (e.g. Ice Lake) but manufactured on the same 10nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this 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.
56.67%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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