Samsung Galaxy Vivid Color Chromebook, 13.3-Inch

Last updated: December 27, 2021

We looked at the top Chromebooks and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Chromebook you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 50 expert reviews, the Samsung Galaxy Vivid Color Chromebook, 13.3-Inch placed 12th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced the Samsung Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro, the latest generation of its Chromebooks that pairs the power and productivity of a laptop with the flexibility and versatility of a tablet. Samsung and Google partnered to design this next generation Chromebook, which is born at the intersection of hardware and software innovation. The Samsung Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro are designed for Google Play so you can use all the apps you love in addition to movies, books and music. The new Samsung Chromebooks also offer a 360-degree rotating touchscreen, quad HD screen, built-in digitized pen and new lightweight metal design.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

For starters, this is compact and portable enough to fit into, almost any, backpack, and light enough to carry on your back on daily commute.
That is, it runs multiple Chrome windows, with many tabs, smoothly while also handling standalone Chrome apps for Todoist, Keep, Hangouts, Google Play Music, Slack and Tweetdeck (though not usually all of those at once).

What reviewers didn't like

Take for instance the pricing, it seems a bit pricey, due in part to its 2,400-by-1,600 resolution screen and a premium, metal construction, and the the included Samsung Pen makes a compelling case, worth a look if you have a flexible budget and don’t rely on Windows for day-to-day computing.
Unfortunately, the Chromebook Pro has a major Achilles' heel: battery life. While it lasted about seven hours in our battery test (which loops HD video at 66 percent brightness), I only got between four and five hours while using the Pro as outlined above.
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