Samsung’s First-Ever Galaxy Chromebook

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Samsung today introduced Galaxy Chromebook, a premium 2-in-1 device that sets a higher standard in mobile computing. This new entrant to the Galaxy Computing portfolio redefines what a Chromebook can ...

    Samsung’s First-Ever Galaxy Chromebook
     
  2. NCC1701D

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    Can't see them selling a lot of these when the Chromebook market is mostly sub 300. Anyone looking to spend that kind of money is probably going to buy a Windows PC.
     
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    Expensive high-resolution OLED screen is expensive...
     
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    scoter man1 Ancient Guru

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    I don't even understand what task you could perform on a Chromebook that could even tax a $1000 piece of hardware.

    60 chrome tabs at once?
     

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    I own a pixelbook which is basically like an older version of one of these. It's an amazing device and is used all the time in our house and has been well worth the money. As google haven't bothered updating the pixelbook in years this sounds like a potential replacement. One thing our pixelbook is used a lot for is watching netflix/etc. This has a better 4k screen so would be even better for that, although audio sounds a bit puny. That said I'd prefer the pixelbooks 3:2 screen over what looks like 16:9 on the samsung for everything other then streaming.

    As to why these are good. Battery life of 10 hours, completely silent (no fans), blazingly fast, thin and light, needs a lot less maintenance (no fiddling with windows settings to stop x/y/z), better cloud backup - if it breaks you can pretty well just login to another one and have lost nothing. It might not run windows apps but it runs android apps which if anything is more useful these days on a device like this.
     
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    The whole appeal of Chromebooks was that they were supposed to be cheap, lightweight and simple. I got myself a C330 on boxing day sale for work purposes; web browsing, admin work, mild editing and music. It does all of that flawlessly. It's portable, so it goes where I go and an HDMI port means I can connect it to any TV for media purposes. It folds up and can be used as a tablet. All that for $270 CAD.

    What is the point of this 4K AMOLED, 10th Gen CPU, 1TB SSD and built-in pen Chromebook for at $999?!
     
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    Would be interesting to test windows 10 on that thing...
     
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    I think it's to show that they can be premium devices as well, kind of like the Pixel Chromebooks. I expect they are niche devices for a niche audience.

    I'm considering getting a Chromebook for the Play Store compatibility - I'd like a second Android device with a bigger screen but I don't want to buy an Android tablet.
     
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    I bought a Pixel Slate (was $330 on sale at Best Buy with the keyboard cover, with the m3/8GB/64GB storage, I think this was a $800 kit) but I honestly never use it and probably going to sell it on ebay for what i paid. Intel Chromebooks aren't a very good experience. I don't know if ARM Chromebooks are different, but many Android apps do not work properly, especially games which fail to even load (probably because of the Intel iGPU being what it is). It is a very disjointed experience too. You have Chrome Apps, Android Apps, and a Linux container to run Linux apps, and they dont talk to eachother all that well, plus a lot of Android apps are not designed well for large screens. When I need to get any actual work done, I end up using my (much slower) 11 inch Netbook with Windows instead.
     

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