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

HP Chromebook 11
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HP Pavilion Chromebook 14

HP Pavilion Chromebook 14
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Acer C720P Chromebook (C720P-2600)

Acer C720P Chromebook (C720P-2600)
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Price $289 at 1 store $243 to $249 at 2 stores $269 to $323 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
2.0 stars Mediocre
    Overall score: 4.5 (2.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.9 (3.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.9 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 15 reviews 3.0 stars out of 3 reviews 3.5 stars out of 1 review 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date October 18, 2012 October 08, 2013 February 04, 2013 January 03, 2014
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. 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. The Acer Chromebook C720P manages to get better at all the key things, adding up to a little laptop alternative that's better than any budget Chromebook we've seen before.

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Product Description Samsung Series 5 - 12.1 in - Celeron 867 - Google Chrome OS - 4 GB RAM - 16 GB
XE550C22 SSD
- 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
- Celeron 2955U - Google Chrome OS - 2 GB RAM - 32 GB SSD
Packaged Quantity 1
Info unavailable 1
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Software Included Samsung Fast Start
Samsung Fast Booting
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Battery 4-cell
Info unavailable 4-cell - up to 4.25 hour(s)
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System Type Chromebook
Info unavailable Chromebook
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Display 12.1 in
LED backlight 1280 x 800 / WXGA
11.6 in
14 in LED backlight HD BrightView 1366 x 768 / HD
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Graphics Intel HD Graphics
Info unavailable Intel HD Graphics
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Operating System Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Storage 16 GB
SSD
16 GB SSD
16 GB SSD
32 GB SSD
Dimensions (WxDxH) 11.25 in x 8.3 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
11.3 in x 8 in x 0.8 in
Weight 3.1 lbs
2.3 lbs
4 lbs
2.98 lbs
Optical Drive Info unavailable Info unavailable None
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Networking 802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet , Wireless cellular modem
Info unavailable 802.11n , 10/100 Ethernet
Bluetooth
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Processor Intel Celeron 867
1.3 GHz / 2 MB Cache
ARM Exynos
Intel Celeron 847 / 1.1 GHz / 2 MB Cache
Intel Celeron 2955U / 1.4 GHz
Memory 4 GB
DDR3 SDRAM
2 GB
2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
2 GB
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