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Samsung Chromebook 2 13-inch

83
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Chromebooks will never be for everyone, but assuming you're game, the 13-inch Samsung Chromebook 2 is the one we recommend. Its sharp display, stylish design, long battery life and comfortable keyboard make it worth the premium over competing models.

Pros
  • Stylish design, relatively thin and light
  • Sharp display, especially for this price
  • Comfortable keyboard and trackpad
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • Pricier than other Chromebooks
  • Performance likely weaker than soon-to-be-released Core i3 Chromebooks
  • Lack of a full-sized SD card reader will be a disappointment to some shoppers
  • Viewing angles aren't very good
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Scores

Engadget

83
 

User Reviews

90
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70
Average Critic Score

Durability

90
 

Speed and features

65
 

Expandability

70
 

Display

64
 

Noise

90
 

Battery life

77
 

Portability (size / weight)

80
 

Design and form factor

80
 

How It Stacks Up

84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

73
 

User

78
 
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Engadget

81
 

Critic

78
 

User

90
 
89

Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
84

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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How It Stacks Up

84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

73
 

User

78
 
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Engadget

81
 

Critic

78
 

User

90
 
89

Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
84

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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