Looking at Samsung’s OLED Based Chromebook
April 12, 2020
Google has been selling expensive, high-end Chromebooks for years now. But last year, the company changed tactics. The Pixelbook Go was “only” $650, a far cry from the $1,000-plus price Google asked for its previous Chromebooks. Google cut a few corners to hit that price point, but the Pixelbook Go was a Chromebook that almost anyone could use as a full-time computer. But for those clamoring for a follow-up to 2017’s Pixelbook, the Go didn’t quite meet the mark. Enter Samsung. At CES earlier this year, the company showed off the stunning Galaxy Chromebook, a computer that really does feel like a successor to the original Pixelbook. Amenities include a gorgeous 4K touchscreen, a stowable pen, lots of storage and processing power, and an sleek, all-metal enclosure. And you can’t miss it in that bold red color. On paper, it’s a capable and well-designed computer, easily one of the best Chromebooks on the market. But at $999, is it too expensive despite the gorgeous display.
- Excellent keyboard
- Fast performance
- The Chrome OS platform is solid and stable
- Beautiful and pixel-dense display
- Thin and light design with strong build quality
- Relatively low battery life
- Screen ratio makes things feel cramped
Samsung’s latest Chromebook does a lot of things right. The keyboard and screen are standouts, and it’s a very well-designed laptop. But for $999, its poor battery life limits the market acceptability.