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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Series

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go 14 XE340XDA-KA1USProcessor: Intel Comet Lake i3-10110U, Intel Jasper Lake Celeron N4500
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU), Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.30 inch, 14.00 inch
Weight: 1.29kg, 1.45kg
Price: 250 euro
Average Score: 70.2% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 19 reviews)

 

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2, i3-10110U

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2, i3-10110UNotebook: Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2, i3-10110U
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i3-10110U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.29kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section

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Average Score: 76% - good

Average of 7 scores (from 16 reviews)

 

60% Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2
Source: PC Mag English
Overall, we can't recommend the Celeron configuration of the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2—you'll be much happier with the perkier Core i3 model, though its $699 price will buy you any of several quicker, more desirable Chrome OS or Windows laptops. The Samsung's sleek style and handsome QLED screen have undeniable appeal, but its chassis writes a check that its components can't cash.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 Review: Addition by subtraction
Source: XDA Developers English
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 is by far the best Samsung Chromebook to buy for most people out there. It’s true the original Galaxy Chromebook still beats it in some key specs, but those are likely targeted at a pretty small niche of power users. The core i3/128GB/8GB model is probably the best way to go for most people. Extra RAM and storage are particularly useful if you want to use the Chromebook 2 as your primary machine at work. If you’re going to buy this Chromebook, I would recommend waiting for one of Samsung’s relatively common sales. I was able to snag the Core i3/128GB/8GB model for just over $400 after tax. At that price, this is not only the best value for a Samsung Chromebook, but the best value in the Chromebook space as a whole.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/07/2021
80% Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 review: Second time’s the charm
Source: Android Authority English
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 helps define what premium design looks like in a Chromebook that's still affordable. While it lacks some of the raw appeal of the original, this follow-up machine stands on its own thanks to zippy performance, a pleasing display, and solid battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 review: the world’s first QLED Chrome OS laptop
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 is the world’s first QLED Chrome OS laptop, but its so-so performance on our tests makes it a questionable choice for prospective Chromebook buyers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 Review: A Beautiful Letdown
Source: Chrome Unboxed English
Introduced at CES 2021, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 is an anomoly in a bunch of ways. For one, it has a ‘2’ in the name while not exactly improving on its predecessor. It has a processor that, in just a few months, will feel a tad bit dated. It lacks features that its contemporaries possess and yet it still costs more than those other Chromebooks. In fact, there are very few ways in which this Chromebook is superlative, yet there’s actually some charm to it at the same time. With perhaps a different name and a slightly lower price I’d be inclined to call it a good purchase, but as it stands, I’m a bit back-and-forth on how I feel about this particular Chromebook. So, let’s talk about it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2021
80% Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 review: The Chromebook you really want
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Galaxy Chromebook 2 is a more affordable, more practical version of its predecessor. While you may miss some of the original Galaxy Chromebook’s bells and whistles, the sequel offers more reliable battery in an affordable package that’s as svelte and eye-catching as the original.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 Review: CLEARLY a Sequel...
Source: Pocketnow English
This is the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2, a very interesting sequel to one of the most opulent products of 2020. I mean, it was hard not to award the first Galaxy Chromebook as best of CES for its sleek design, powerful internals, S Pen support and a 4K OLED display, but it wasn't perfect. It obviously didn’t come cheap, and battery life was sort of a problem, which made the choice for ChromeOS be kind of a deal breaker. It’s always been this topic of debate if buying an expensive Chromebook is worth the money, and the reason why I drifted more to the Galaxy Book Flex, which was almost the same machine, but running Windows.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2021
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 review: A better balance of premium and practical
Source: Engadget English
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/02/2021
82% Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2: A better balance of premium and practical
Source: Engadget English
Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook 2 is much easier to recommend than the original. The company made smart choices about what to prioritize with this model, making it a computer that should satisfy a much wider swath of potential customers. I definitely wish the battery lasted an hour or two longer, but that’s my only major complaint. Besides that, it’s about as good of a premium Chromebook as you could ask for in 2021. There are much cheaper Chromebooks out there, but if you don’t mind spending extra for a great screen, sound and industrial design, the Galaxy Chromebook should be on your list.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2021
Rating: Total score: 82%
80% Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 Review: Premium In The Right Ways
Source: The Verge English
It’s not incredible. The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 is far from the longest-lasting Chromebook I’ve ever tested. But after last year’s Samsung Galaxy Chromebook couldn’t even make it five hours on a charge, my expectations were on the floor. I performed my first battery test on this year’s sequel in an optimistic but nervous state. Finally, several months after the Chromebook 2 was announced, I’m breathing a sigh of relief. To repeat: the battery life is not a disaster, folks. The battery life is fine.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 review: Still premium, but at a nicer price
Source: CNet English
It's unusual for the second generation of a device to have fewer features than the original and still have it be an improvement, but that's the case for the Galaxy Chromebook 2. Samsung dialed back on some of the features and components, making this sequel more affordable than the first-gen model. It also has much better battery life. And Samsung did it all without losing all of its predecessor's premium appeal.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/01/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 Review: The Best-Looking Chromebook, Rebooted
Source: MrMobile English
this is a midrange reboot of the original, and from one point of view it’s a much more reasonable computer. After all, Chromebooks have built a big part of their success on being the better value, and by eliminating all of the sweeteners from last year’s thousand-dollar model, Samsung has dropped the entry price of the Chromebook 2 to a more palatable $549 … or in the case of my higher-end review unit, a buck short of $700. But in the very competitive thick middle of the ChromeOS market, is that enough of a discount to make the Galaxy Chromebook 2 a contender? Watch Michael Fisher’s review to find out!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2021
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2: Premium at a better price (and better battery life?)
Source: CNet English
Samsung launched three different S21 models, but the specs showed off today were not a surprise: An extensive leak from Android Police gave almost the entire spec sheet for all three phones, and promotional slides released by tipster Evan Blass confirmed most of those details.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/10/2021
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 first look at CES 2021
Source: Engadget English
Review Type Unknown, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 01/07/2021
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 improves on the original by culling the unnecessary features and hardware, which makes the laptop make more sense as a Chromebook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/07/2021
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 is a premium Chrome OS 2-in-1 at a better price
Source: CNet English
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is a beautiful 13.3-inch Chrome OS two-in-one with a gorgeous 4K-resolution AMOLED display and a strong Intel Core i5 processor. It's also $1,000 and has a relatively short battery life compared to some of its less costly competition. For its second go-round, the Galaxy Chromebook 2, Samsung made some feature tweaks to bring the price down -- and hopefully improve battery life -- while keeping the same premium look and feel of the original.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/07/2021

 

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go 14 XE340XDA-KA1US

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go 14 XE340XDA-KA1USNotebook: Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go 14 XE340XDA-KA1US
Processor: Intel Jasper Lake Celeron N4500
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.45kg
Price: 250 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

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Average Score: 56.67% - poor

Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

70% Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go review
Source: Tech Advisor English
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%
60% Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go review
Source: Techradar English
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%
40% Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go
Source: PC Mag English
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%

 

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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.


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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).

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


Intel Comet Lake:

i3-10110U: Comet Lake based low power dual-core processor (technically identical to Whiskey Lake and still produced in 14nm++). The CPU cores can clock between 2.1 and 4.1 GHz (all 2 cores 3.7 GHz max.) with HyperThreading (4 threads). The integrated memory controller supports up to LPDDR4-2933 and using cTDP up/down the performance can be adjusted by the OEM (10 - 25 Watt possible, 15W default). The integrated graphics adapter clocks from 300 - 1000 MHz and only offers 23 instead of 24 CUs.

Intel Jasper Lake:

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.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.29 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

1.45 kg:


70.2%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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Stefan Hinum, 2022-01- 8 (Update: 2022-01- 8)