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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook

from  $999+
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74 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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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

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 is almost impossible to forgive.

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Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • Battery life is poor
  • Screen ratio makes things feel cramped
  • Expensive
74 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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).

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Score Breakdown

 
70
Average Critic Score
 
60
The Verge
Some have a standout feature or two, but all should have the basics nailed; we expect a good screen, reliable performance, and acceptable battery life. Samsung delivers on the first and mostly on the second, but at the complete detriment of the third. That very well might be a combination some people are willing to pay for -- but they probably shouldn’t pay $1,000.
 
80
Wired
To be fair, this Samsung will receive updates until 2028, which does feel like centuries away. And maybe that's good enough for you. In which case, there is much here to love. It makes the most sense for hardcore Google product users. If you live in Chrome, sync everything through Google Drive, post your photos to Google Photos, and email from Gmail, then get this laptop. From a hardware standpoint, I have never used a nicer Chromebook.
 
70
Laptop Magazine
If you won't leave the Galaxy Chromebook unplugged for long periods, then there is no better Chromebook. But if you travel frequently or just don't like being tethered to an outlet, then save some money and get the PixelBook Go instead. In the end, I still want Samsung to make a Windows 10 version of the Galaxy Chromebook because it's only one fault away from being the best laptop on the market.
 
70
Tom's Guide
If you want a Chromebook with more endurance and a cheaper price (but less speed and looks), go check out the Google Pixelbook Go. If you could stand to rock Windows 10, the 1080p Dell XPS 13 has tons of battery life and excellent performance. Still, those looking for a Chrome OS laptop with a gorgeous screen should take the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook for a test drive.