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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook XE930QCA-K01US

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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook XE930QCA-K01US
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook XE930QCA-K01US (Chromebook XE Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-10210U 4 x 1.6 - 4.2 GHz, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 331 PPI, Capacitive, native pen support, AMOLED, glossy: yes
Storage
256 GB NVMe, 256 GB 
Connections
2 Thunderbolt, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth Yes
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 10.2 x 302.3 x 203.2 ( = 0.4 x 11.9 x 8 in)
Battery
Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Google Chrome OS
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix
Secondary Camera: 1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chcilet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.04 kg ( = 36.68 oz / 2.29 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1000 Euro

 

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Average Score: 68.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 13 reviews)

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook XE930QCA-K01US

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Review: Pulling Out All The Stops
Source: Chrome Unboxed English
So, in the end, as it always does, the decision comes down to you. Sure, we could lament the fact that Samsung went with 4K when QHD would have done fine. They went with the powerful U-series processor when a Y-series would have been good enough. They chose thinness and lightness over a bigger battery and a decent aesthetic. All of these decisions work to make this device excel at so much while falling down in just one area, and it feels like Samsung made the deliberate choice to go in that direction. Where we are right now with processors, screens and batteries, you can’t have ultra sleek, ultra powerful, and long-lasting all in the same package. Samsung chose sleek and powerful. What will you choose?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/27/2020
70% Samsung Galaxy Chromebook review
Source: Tom's Guide English
As I wrote this Samsung Galaxy Chromebook review, I realized it's the first convertible laptop that truly reminds me of a sports car. From the fun Fiesta Red colorway to its solid speed and tight chassis, this Chromebook screams luxury. If only its battery life didn't remind me of a gas guzzler, hitting empty far sooner than I’d like.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Samsung Galaxy Chromebook review
Source: Laptop Mag English
If you won't leave the Galaxy Chromebook unplugged for long periods, then there is no better Chromebook. But if you travel frequently or just don't like being tethered to an outlet, then save some money and get the PixelBook Go instead. In the end, I still want Samsung to make a Windows 10 version of the Galaxy Chromebook because it's only one fault away from being the best laptop on the market.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Complete Walkthrough: The Premium Chromebook
Source: The Unlockr English
I managed to do a complete walkthrough on the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook after having spent a decent amount of time with it (albeit only in my apartment). Regardless, here's all the Galaxy Chromebook specs, photo samples, features, and more. Check it out.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/06/2020
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook review: Great, until the battery runs out
Source: Engadget English
There’s a lot to like about Samsung’s latest Chromebook, but there’s also one major downside.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/06/2020
74% Samsung Galaxy Chromebook review: Great, until the battery runs out
Source: Engadget English
Samsung’s latest Chromebook does many things right. It’s a delight to type on, it impresses with a very compact design, and the screen looks brilliant. In many ways, it’s a clear successor to Google’s aging Pixelbook. But for $999, it’s almost impossible to forgive the poor battery life, especially given that there are other options for powerful Chromebooks out there. Not to mention that you could get Apple’s just-updated MacBook Air or Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 3 for that price. I can accept that a laptop with a 4K display won’t last 10 hours. But in 2020, I can’t recommend one that doesn’t even last four.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 74%
60% Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Review: Beautiful To A Fault
Source: The Verge English
What I am saying is that at that price point, we should expect laptops to do everything pretty well. Some have a standout feature or two, but all should have the basics nailed; we expect a good screen, reliable performance, and acceptable battery life. Samsung delivers on the first and mostly on the second, but at the complete detriment of the third. That very well might be a combination some people are willing to pay for — but they probably shouldn’t pay $1,000.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
With stunning looks that put other laptops to shame and a display that ticks all the boxes, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is a showcase device for Chrome OS. As good as it looks though, the near $1000 price will likely make it a tough sell for most.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/08/2020
Hands-On & First Impressions With The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook [Video]
Source: Chrome Unboxed English
This clearly isn’t a side project for Samsung this time around. Instead, it feels like a much more collaborative effort from Samsung, Google and Intel at delivering a device and experience that are truly next-gen in the Chromebook space. There is much more we feel we’ll uncover once we have one in the office for the official review, but I’ll say this much: I haven’t been this smitten by a Chromebook since I got my hands on the original Pixelbook. I can’t wait to see what it is like to use this thing on a daily basis.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/07/2020
Hands on: Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook stole my heart in a matter of minutes [Video]
Source: Greenbot English
It’s not often these days that new products surprise us, but at CES 2020 I walked into a briefing with Samsung to be shown the Galaxy Chromebook. This ultra-premium Chromebook has already stolen my heart and so far, I’ve only used it for a few minutes.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/06/2020
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Chromebook review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is flat out one of the most stylish Chromebooks on the market. The gorgeous color and the thin and light design combine to make for a laptop that you're going to want to show off. That 4K AMOLED display also helps make it an eye-catching piece of kit.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/06/2020
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook hands-on review: The world's first OLED Chromebook
Source: Laptop Mag English
I was among the many doubters who rolled my eyes at Google when it released the $999 Pixelbook a few years back. Now here I am, more hyped than I've ever been about a Chromebook and wishing I was in the market for a laptop so I can plop a grand down on the Galaxy Chromebook. Of course, that 4K AMOLED display has me worried about battery life, which is typically one of the best reasons to buy a Chromebook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/06/2020
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook packs 4K OLED screen, 10th gen power for $999
Source: Tom's Guide English
It’s easy to scoff at a $1,000 Chromebook when you can pick one up on Black Friday for $99. But this is a different breed. The Galaxy Chromebook is a super premium laptop with a glorious OLED display, plenty of speed and 2-in-1 versatility. It’s really up to you if you want to run Chrome OS or something else. I just worry about the power penalty the 4K panel is going to have on battery life. Nevertheless, I can't wait to test out this Chromebook to see if it's truly worth the high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/05/2020

Comment

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.

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

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


i5-10210U: Comet Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Whiskey Lake and still produced in 14nm++). The CPU cores can clock between 1.6 and 4.2 GHz (all 4 cores 3.9 GHz max.) with HyperThreading (8 threads). The integrated memory controller supports DDR4-2666 and using cTDP up/down the performance can be adjusted by the OEM (10 - 25 Watt possible, 15W default). Compared to the faster i5-10510U, the level 3 cache was reduced from 8 to 6 MB.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3":

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.


1.04 kg:

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.


68.5%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2020-03- 9 (Update: 2020-03- 9)