Samsung Chromebook Plus – Quick Review

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Recently, I bought used Samsung Chromebook plus, to both use as a second laptop, and also try out Chrome OS. It is a beautiful, thin and light Chromebook.

Here is a quick review

Design

The Samsung Chromebook Plus, is a Yoga style, convertible laptop. It comes with a pen. It is very thin and light. It can be held as a tablet, and on your lap as a laptop. It is about the same size as a Dell XPS 13. It features a beautiful silver, metal finish. The Samsung Chromebook Plus, is reminiscent of a Macbook, slightly.

Performance

The Chromebook Plus is very snappy! It features an Hexa-core OP1 Arm Processor, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. Apps and web content run, very nicely. The battery life is very good, and can get 8 hours (depending on use) .

Display

The Samsung Chromebook Plus, features a beautiful 3:2 2400×1600, retina like, touch display. Images and videos look beautiful, as well as web content and apps.

Ports

The Chromebook Plus features a MicroSD port, headphone port, 2 USB-C ports, and a removable pen. There is no regular, full sized USB ports.

Keyboard

The keyboard, is no Thinkpad keyboard, but it is good enough for typing a few sentences.

Trackpad

The trackpad is pretty decent and responsive. It isn’t near the level of a ThinkPad or Macbook.

Above: Notice the Macbook like notch

Software

The Samsung Chromebook Plus, runs Chrome OS with Android apps. It is not Windows or Mac. It can get alot of things done, to an extent, like word processing or light photo editing. It can play tons of different games, and run an ocean of apps. You can install, all the Microsoft apps, and turn this into a pseudo Windows device.

Overall

The Samsung Chromebook Plus, is a superb Chromebook. If you are looking for a second laptop, and don’t mind leaving Windows or Mac behind. I highly recommend this!

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