Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 comparison

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Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550

Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550
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HP Chromebook 11

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HP Pavilion Chromebook 14

HP Pavilion Chromebook 14
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Price $699 at 1 store $229 to $269 at 7 stores $247 to $249 at 2 stores $318 at 1 store $308 to $324 at 3 stores
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2.0 stars Mediocre
    Overall score: 4.5 (2.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 6.9 (3.0 stars)
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Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 15 reviews 3.5 stars out of 19 reviews 3.0 stars out of 3 reviews 3.5 stars out of 1 review 5.0 stars out of 1 review
Release date October 18, 2012 October 18, 2012 October 08, 2013 February 04, 2013 September 17, 2013
The Bottom Line Despite solid hardware and a slightly improved Chrome OS, the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 comes with far too many caveats and compromises compared with similarly priced but more-capable tablets and laptops. The $249 Samsung Chromebook is a good extra computer for cloud-loving Google-centric Web users. A fresh look and comfortable feel make HP’s 11-inch budget Chromebook an appealing bet, especially for households that need a cheap no-frills Web-surfing Google Netbook. If you’re not thinking about productivity, though, you’re better off with a tablet. The HP Pavilion Chromebook 14 advances the argument for Chrome as a low-cost mainstream computing environment, but the laptop's most noteworthy feature is a slightly bigger screen.

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Product Description Samsung Series 5 - 12.1 in - Celeron 867 - Google Chrome OS - 4 GB RAM - 16 GB
XE550C22 SSD
Samsung Series 3 - 11.6 in 5 - Google Chrome OS - 2 GB RAM - 16 GB
XE303C12 - Exynos 5 - 16 GB Flash
- 11.6 in - Exynos - Google Chrome OS - 2 GB RAM - 16 GB SSD
HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook 14-c010us - 14 in - Celeron 847 - Google Chrome OS - 2 GB RAM - 16 GB SSD
HP Pavilion Chromebook 14-c050nr - 14 in - Celeron 847 - Google Chrome OS - 4 GB RAM - 16 GB SSD
Packaged Quantity 1
1
Info unavailable 1
1
Software Included Samsung Fast Start
Samsung Fast Booting
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Battery 4-cell
2-cell - up to 6.3 hour(s)
Info unavailable 4-cell - up to 4.25 hour(s)
4-cell - up to 4.25 hour(s)
System Type Chromebook
Chromebook
Info unavailable Chromebook
Chromebook
Display 12.1 in
LED backlight 1280 x 800 / WXGA
11.6 in
LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD
11.6 in
14 in LED backlight HD BrightView 1366 x 768 / HD
14 in LED backlight HD BrightView 1366 x 768 / HD
Graphics Intel HD Graphics
Info unavailable Info unavailable Intel HD Graphics
Intel HD Graphics
Operating System Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Storage 16 GB
SSD
16 GB
16 GB SSD
16 GB SSD
16 GB SSD
Dimensions (WxDxH) 11.25 in x 8.3 in x 0.7 in
11.4 in x 8.1 in x 0.7 in
11.7 in x 7.75 in x 0.69 in
13.7 in x 9.4 in x 0.8 in
13.7 in x 9.4 in x 0.8 in
Weight 3.1 lbs
2.4 lbs
2.3 lbs
4 lbs
4 lbs
Optical Drive Info unavailable None
Info unavailable None
Info unavailable
Networking 802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet , Wireless cellular modem
802.11n None
Info unavailable 802.11n , 10/100 Ethernet
Bluetooth
802.11n , 10/100 Ethernet
Bluetooth
Processor Intel Celeron 867
1.3 GHz / 2 MB Cache
5 / 1.7 GHz / 1 MB Cache
Samsung Exynos 5
ARM Exynos
Intel Celeron 847 / 1.1 GHz / 2 MB Cache
Intel Celeron 847 / 1.1 GHz / 2 MB Cache
Memory 4 GB
DDR3 SDRAM
2 GB
Flash: 16 GB DDR3L SDRAM
2 GB
2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
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