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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 Review Rundown

SamsungPublished on 23 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 74%
Pros**
  • Beautiful 13.3-inch AMOLED display
  • Great battery life
  • Long-lasting stylus
Cons**
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

The QLED panel of the Galaxy Chromebook 2 is able to produce over a billion colors. Touch-enabled, it can also be used with a digitizer, which truly leverages the device's convertible form factor and well as the display's over 4000 levels of pressure sensitivity.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

androidauthority[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from androidauthority have found the following[***]:
Samsung outfitted the Galaxy Chromebook 2 with a 5,920mAh, 45Wh battery. The glass trackpad works well, though I wish it were just a bit bigger. You get eMMC with both models instead of SSD drives, but it shouldn't be a dealbreaker unless you want to copy large files.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous Full HD screen
  • Excellent battery life
  • Solid performance
Cons[**]
  • No backlight
  • No webcam

digitaltrends[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 is a better laptop than its predecessor. It fits the mold of what people are looking for in a Chromebook, and is finally affordable enough to recommend. But missing some of the distinctive features of the original, it ends up much less interesting than it once was. Google's Pixelbook Go has longer battery life, a 1080p webcam and is more portable.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, attractive design
  • Bright QLED screen
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster performance
  • Only 64GB eMMC storage

laptopmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 63%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 runs on Chrome OS, which is an ideal operating system for users who are knee-deep in the Google ecosystem. Built-in webcams are typically awful, but the 720p camera on the Samsung Chromebook 2 is more disappointing than usual. Despite its svelte form factor, you don't have to worry about the Galaxy Chrome 2 setting your thighs on fire.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous QLED display
  • Sleek design
  • Solid speakers
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster battery life
  • Mediocre webcam

techradar[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 largely retains the same design as the original – and that's the highest praise we can give it. The aluminum chassis has a lovely red colorway, which will be immediately striking whenever you whip it out of your bag at your local coffee shop – when we're actually able to sit in local coffee shops again, anyway. Samsung is claiming up to 14 hours of battery life on a single charge, which is a huge improvement over the original laptop. At $699 at the top-end, the value of the Samsung Chromebook 2 has entirely shifted.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful design
  • Great battery life
  • Great display
Cons[**]
  • No pen included

tomsguide[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Core i3 Galaxy Chromebook 2 is beefy enough to handle just about anything you can throw at it while browsing the web. The touchpad feels responsive, and it reliably picked up on my two- and three-finger gestures. The original Galaxy Chromebook burned through battery, in large part due to its 4K AMOLED screen.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 4K AMOLED screen
  • Sleek design
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • No fingerprint sensor

wired[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from wired have found the following[***]:
The original Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is a high-end, premium machine. The Galaxy Chromebook 2 is still very much a premium machine, just a little less svelte. There are two versions available, the $700 one I tested features a 10th-generation Intel Core i3 processor.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Great battery life
  • Good keyboard
Cons[**]
  • No stylus or fingerprint sensor

References

1. ^ Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 review: Second time's the charm. androidauthority. 2021-05-09 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
2. ^ Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 review: Less fun for a better price. digitaltrends. 2021-03-01 Retrieved 2021-03-23.
3. ^ Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2: the world’s first QLED Chrome OS laptop. laptopmag. 2021-05-02 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
4. ^ Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 review. techradar. 2021-01-07 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 review: The Chromebook you really want. tomsguide. 2021-03-22 Retrieved 2021-03-23.
6. ^ Review: Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2. wired. 2021-03-26 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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