Samsung Chromebook Plus Review [w/ subs]



00:00:06 – chromebooks have never looked so
00:00:13 – attractive the samsung chromebook plus
00:00:16 – purring style and utility to the
00:00:18 – category with a clean i catching design
00:00:21 – gorgeous 2400 x 1600 display and great
00:00:26 – out of the box features such as the
00:00:28 – embedded stylist add in the full android
00:00:31 – functionality at launch and you have a
00:00:33 – complete package often when we talk
00:00:37 – about chromebooks we compared them
00:00:39 – relative to other devices on the
00:00:41 – platform because their performance and
00:00:43 – utility always felt strained however the
00:00:47 – samsung chromebook plus is not only a
00:00:49 – greek chromebook but a solid laptop that
00:00:52 – delivers an elegant design top-notch
00:00:55 – display in array of useful features
00:00:58 – samsung chromebook plus build in design
00:01:01 – the samsung chromebook stands out
00:01:04 – amongst the bulky and thick plastic
00:01:06 – designs that plagued the chromebook
00:01:08 – market the sleek silver aluminum casing
00:01:12 – gives the laptop a nice premium feel
00:01:14 – with a clean design a chrome logo sits
00:01:18 – along the top left and silver samsung
00:01:21 – lettering sitting just below that the
00:01:23 – smooth rounded corners combine nicely
00:01:26 – with the square shaped design of the
00:01:28 – twelve point three inch display with a
00:01:30 – 3-2 words hydration that's easily the
00:01:34 – most notable design features most
00:01:36 – laptops feature the far wider 16 29
00:01:39 – ratio however the square ratio really
00:01:43 – feels like it works with the Chromebook
00:01:45 – which doubles as a tablet thanks to the
00:01:48 – 360 degree hinge display as with the
00:01:51 – most convertibles all of the essential
00:01:54 – buttons are located on the right-hand
00:01:56 – side for ease of access the samsung code
00:01:59 – book also houses a small stylist that
00:02:02 – fits neatly just above the devices power
00:02:05 – button and we are loved how easy it was
00:02:08 – to grab the stylus the pen dialogues
00:02:11 – with a quick click of the camp and snaps
00:02:13 – back into place with that same
00:02:15 – satisfying audible snap
00:02:17 – another benefit of the more compact
00:02:20 – ratio is that it allows the device to be
00:02:22 – even more portable measuring 11.1 x 8.7
00:02:27 – x 0.6 inches and weighing 2.4 pounds the
00:02:31 – samsung chromebook is one of the
00:02:33 – lightest Chromebooks on the market even
00:02:36 – better the slim profile makes Chromebook
00:02:39 – easy to wheel the entablature only a
00:02:42 – single hand samsung chromebook plus
00:02:45 – ports with a machine that lives and dies
00:02:49 – on the cloud it's not a surprise that
00:02:51 – the Samsung Chromebook doesn't offer
00:02:53 – much in the way of ports the left side
00:02:57 – of the device house is a headphone jack
00:02:59 – a USB type-c port and a micro SD card
00:03:02 – reader an additional USB type-c port
00:03:06 – sits on the right side of the laptop the
00:03:09 – nice thing about the two USB type-c port
00:03:12 – is that either one can function as the
00:03:14 – power connector meaning that you can
00:03:16 – easily swap based on your needs that
00:03:19 – that also means you'll have only a
00:03:21 – single free port when charging the
00:03:23 – device samsung code book plus screen and
00:03:27 – speakers the samsung chromebook plus has
00:03:30 – one of the best screams and BR has
00:03:32 – seemed on a Chromebook the twelve point
00:03:35 – three inch 2400 x 1600 LED panel looks
00:03:39 – incredibly crisp with rich color detail
00:03:42 – and a luminous 376 myths brightness
00:03:45 – watching the star wars episode 8 the
00:03:49 – last Jedi trailer and the era was blown
00:03:51 – by how well the screen capture the deed
00:03:54 – royal blue of the ocean offset against
00:03:56 – the blinding emerald green island the
00:03:58 – opening shot the laptop also offers
00:04:02 – surprisingly wide viewing angles given
00:04:04 – the glossy finish of the display images
00:04:08 – held up well past 110 degrees without
00:04:10 – any colour loss unfortunately the screen
00:04:14 – is a bit more sensitive light as
00:04:16 – reflections will appear on the screen
00:04:19 – and direct or heavy lighting this was
00:04:22 – particularly noticeable when using the
00:04:24 – device as a tablet
00:04:25 – unobstructed overhead lighting perhaps
00:04:29 – the best feature of the screen is the
00:04:31 – 10-point motion controls everything from
00:04:34 – swipes clicks to multi finger gestures
00:04:37 – feel fantastic on the screen not to
00:04:41 – mention the stylus controls which we'll
00:04:43 – get more into later in fact the touch
00:04:46 – controls may be the best way to actually
00:04:49 – control this device and that's not
00:04:51 – praised we often give to a laptop or a
00:04:54 – convertible the truth is the samsung
00:04:57 – chromebook not only has a great screen
00:04:59 – for a chromebook but a laptop period
00:05:02 – unfortunately the devices audio does not
00:05:06 – prove to be anywhere as bombastic as the
00:05:08 – screen amplification is pretty weak and
00:05:12 – the device will likely struggle to fill
00:05:14 – an entire room with audio the good news
00:05:17 – is that at least the sound is crystal
00:05:20 – clear music and media came across with a
00:05:23 – great range of image and high the bass
00:05:26 – did feel a bit flat though so you may
00:05:29 – not get the tactile feel you're looking
00:05:31 – for but it's also not that reasonable to
00:05:34 – expect that kind of quality from
00:05:36 – chromebook samsung chromebook class
00:05:39 – keyboard and touched had the samsung
00:05:42 – chromebook plus features a black
00:05:44 – island-style keyboard key travel as
00:05:47 – you'd expect from a device with a zero
00:05:50 – point six inch thickness is shallow with
00:05:52 – 1.2 millimeters of travel activation
00:05:56 – also feels a bit weak as it doesn't take
00:05:59 – a lot of force for the keys to compress
00:06:01 – additionally the tactile feedback is
00:06:05 – lacking it's important to note that the
00:06:07 – keyboard still works perfectly fine we
00:06:11 – were able to type quickly and
00:06:12 – efficiently it just wasn't necessarily
00:06:15 – as comfortable as we would have liked
00:06:17 – located below the space / is a
00:06:20 – moderately sized ocean had this smooth
00:06:23 – rubber silver to should have is devoid
00:06:25 – and buttons
00:06:27 – travel is quick and easy allowing for
00:06:29 – great control and sensitivity swipes and
00:06:33 – clicks work perfectly without fail or
00:06:35 – delay multi finger gestures work well
00:06:38 – too with one cave yet they don't
00:06:40 – register along the bottom edge of a two
00:06:43 – should had this appears to be by design
00:06:46 – but it can be a bit disorienting we
00:06:49 – particularly found in awkward when
00:06:51 – trying to select and copy text however
00:06:55 – as we continue to spend more time with
00:06:57 – the device we learn to work around it
00:06:59 – but it's something you need to be
00:07:01 – cognizant of Samsung Chromebook plus
00:07:04 – tyler's the samsung chromebook features
00:07:08 – an embedded stylus the stylist looks a
00:07:11 – lot like a longer version of the Samsung
00:07:14 – S Pen the stylist is in thick thick but
00:07:17 – it's still easy and comfortable to wield
00:07:20 – when the stylist pops out of the device
00:07:23 – it launches a quick command window that
00:07:25 – allows to capture part of the screen
00:07:27 – create a note in Google keep use the pen
00:07:30 – as a laser stylus or use the pen as a
00:07:33 – magnifying glass Google keep is the real
00:07:37 – star as it's capable of reading notes
00:07:39 – and using optical character recognition
00:07:41 – meaning that it's searchable that means
00:07:44 – they're combing through the notes that
00:07:46 – took during that leading or lecture will
00:07:48 – be lightning-fast to pursue as you can
00:07:50 – instantly pull up what you're looking
00:07:52 – for the icing on the cake though is
00:07:55 – Google's purported machine learning take
00:07:57 – that as working behind the scenes to
00:07:59 – help reduce lag samsung claims that this
00:08:03 – makes the experience lag free which
00:08:05 – we're not really sure we agree with
00:08:08 – there is a bit of lag but it certainly
00:08:10 – feels faster and more responsive than
00:08:13 – the other stylist we have tried
00:08:15 – additionally the pressure-sensitive tip
00:08:18 – is great for more detailed oriented work
00:08:21 – like sketching enviar was certainly
00:08:23 – impressed by the overall experience
00:08:25 – after all the device was capable of
00:08:29 – accurately reading our chicken scratch
00:08:31 – and that's pretty high praise samsung
00:08:35 – chromebook plus performance
00:08:37 – it's pretty clear that the plus values
00:08:40 – the design controls and comfort overall
00:08:43 – power and that's reflected in the
00:08:45 – systems guts the samsung chromebook plus
00:08:49 – features an Okie one arm processor with
00:08:52 – four gigabytes of RAM and 32 gigabytes
00:08:55 – of emmc storage some of you may be
00:08:58 – hearing that this Chromebook is packing
00:09:00 – an ARM processor and wants a head for
00:09:02 – the hills but it perform surprisingly
00:09:05 – well the code book plus handles basic
00:09:08 – web browsing and word processing with
00:09:10 – ease as we were able to run 10 active
00:09:13 – chrome tabs without any slowdown the
00:09:16 – laptop also tackled video playback well
00:09:19 – and was able to run to HD video streams
00:09:22 – in the background without any lag of
00:09:25 – course this laptop isn't designed for
00:09:28 – heavy duty productivity so don't expect
00:09:31 – to get a ton of mileage when computing
00:09:33 – demanding spreadsheet calculations or
00:09:36 – editing 4k video if you want or need
00:09:39 – serious performance you'd be better
00:09:41 – served by something with a beef fire
00:09:43 – processor but the cookbook plus is a
00:09:46 – great option for basic computing needs
00:09:48 – the one notable weak point is the lack
00:09:51 – of onboard storage with only 32
00:09:55 – gigabytes of memory space is limited
00:09:57 – traditionally the Chrome OS experience
00:10:01 – has relied heavily on the cloud so the
00:10:03 – lack of space never felt like too big a
00:10:06 – deal however with the inclusions of
00:10:09 – Android application support there's a
00:10:11 – much greater pull to not only store
00:10:13 – software but media on the machine and
00:10:16 – that makes the lack of arm or its
00:10:18 – storage far less forgivable samsung code
00:10:22 – book + Chrome OS now with Android you
00:10:25 – can't really talk about a Chromebook and
00:10:27 – ignore the platform they cook OS is
00:10:31 – incredibly lightweight and it's part of
00:10:33 – the reason that the system can out so
00:10:35 – much mileage with its specs and it's a
00:10:38 – lot more attractive with the addition of
00:10:40 – Android support having access to the
00:10:43 – full suite of Android apps is a game
00:10:45 – changer plane
00:10:46 – simple it exponentially expands the
00:10:49 – software selection and in some ways
00:10:51 – offers an experience on laptops that
00:10:54 – traditional operating systems can't
00:10:56 – compete with take Instagram for example
00:11:00 – with a Chromebook plus you can easily
00:11:02 – take and post photos directly on your
00:11:05 – laptop without your phone while in
00:11:07 – labayda there had been reports that
00:11:09 – users were having issues with certain
00:11:12 – programs but we're happy to report that
00:11:14 – we didn't run into any of these issues
00:11:17 – everything from Adobe Photoshop to big
00:11:20 – game titles like fire emblem heroes rain
00:11:23 – without a hitch samsung chromebook plus
00:11:26 – battery life the samsung chromebook plus
00:11:30 – may not be a workhouse but it has some
00:11:32 – serious stamina running on Chrome OS
00:11:35 – unfortunately we couldn't run the laptop
00:11:39 – through our normal battery life
00:11:41 – benchmarks so we opted to test the
00:11:44 – device with continuous video playback
00:11:46 – the laptop lasted for an impressive 5
00:11:50 – hours and 32 minutes under less
00:11:53 – demanding use you can expect the
00:11:55 – Chromebook to last all day on a single
00:11:57 – charge as we were able to get around
00:12:00 – eight hours of battery life with
00:12:02 – continuous use the long-lasting battery
00:12:05 – and quick charge capabilities make the
00:12:08 – Chromebook plus an excellent travel
00:12:10 – companion samsung chromebook plus final
00:12:13 – thoughts the samsung chromebook plus
00:12:16 – offers a great lightweight and simple
00:12:18 – computing experience that is perfect for
00:12:21 – people who simply need a laptop for the
00:12:23 – basics the embedded stylus is a nice
00:12:26 – added feature that certainly allows this
00:12:29 – device to fill a niche it's fun and it
00:12:32 – feels great to use save for a few
00:12:35 – stumbling points the samsung chromebook
00:12:38 – plus really puts forth a great polished
00:12:41 – experience this sleek simple design
00:12:44 – looks and is perfect for travel the
00:12:47 – devices portability is only further
00:12:49 – bolstered by the long-lasting battery
00:12:53 – the displays breathtaking with excellent
00:12:55 – color depths and brightness even the ARM
00:12:58 – processor took us by surprise with solid
00:13:01 – multitasking in the Android app support
00:13:05 – and you have more versatility than you
00:13:07 – have ever had on the Chrome OS platform
00:13:10 – but a complete computing experience also
00:13:13 – makes the flaws that bit more noticeable
00:13:16 – the onboard memory is limited which
00:13:19 – becomes less forgiving will be increased
00:13:22 – the software selection additionally both
00:13:25 – the keyboard and vikash tag doesn't
00:13:27 – quite live up to the high quality of the
00:13:30 – rest of the device they're certainly
00:13:32 – serviceable but they're not as
00:13:35 – comfortable as we would have liked still
00:13:38 – these tumbles did little to deter from
00:13:40 – the overall picture as we said early the
00:13:44 – samsung Google+ isn't just a high
00:13:46 – quality code book it's a high quality
00:13:48 – device
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00:13:59 – Lenovo's latest chromebook offers a
00:14:03 – versatile and durable design for an
00:14:06 – affordable two hundred seventy nine
00:14:08 – dollars starting price it's expected to
00:14:11 – hit stores later this month the Lenovo
00:14:14 – flex 11 has a multimode built in 360
00:14:18 – degrees that allows it to be used in a
00:14:20 – variety of ways opened like a basic
00:14:23 – laptop propped up like a tint or folded
00:14:25 – like a tablet for gaming for such a
00:14:29 – modest laptop it has some impressive
00:14:31 – durability built into its design it's
00:14:34 – water-resistant keyboard can take a big
00:14:37 – spill about one cuban peso of water or
00:14:40 – two hundred twenty milliliters and has
00:14:43 – channels underneath it that drain liquid
00:14:45 – away from electrical components
00:14:47 – additionally it's reinforced ports and
00:14:50 – field to ship at help avoid damage if a
00:14:53 – spill occurs that's not all though
00:14:56 – lenovo also claims that the laptop
00:14:59 – weighing in at a little over 3 pounds is
00:15:02 – drop proof from 75 centimeters 2.4 feet
00:15:07 – it also has non-slip texture on the
00:15:10 – cover for a secure grip one carrying it
00:15:13 – around lenovo hasn't announced plans to
00:15:16 – make the flex 11 chromebook available in
00:15:19 – the UK or a you pricing converts to 218
00:15:23 – pounds and 372 Australian dollars
00:15:36 – there is in the market for an affordable
00:15:40 – Chromebook have yet another option to
00:15:42 – consider at lenovo has unveiled a flex
00:15:45 – 11 a multi-purpose machine that's easy
00:15:48 – on the wallet the Lenovo flex 11 is a
00:15:51 – 2-inch dash from hybrid Chromebooks
00:15:54 – featuring an 11.6 inch IPS touchscreen
00:15:57 – display operating at a resolution of
00:15:59 – 1366 X 768 it's powered by a 2.1
00:16:05 – gigahertz quad-core ARM processor 4
00:16:08 – gigabytes of ddr3 RAM and 32 gigabytes
00:16:11 – of emmc storage expandable via SD card
00:16:15 – slot buyers also get a 720p webcam USB
00:16:20 – type-c connectivity hdmi out 802.11
00:16:25 – areas program and aqua if I end up to 10
00:16:27 – hours of writer in life on a single
00:16:29 – charge thanks to its 360 degree hinge
00:16:33 – the Flex 11 can be used like a standard
00:16:36 – laptop propped up in tent mode for
00:16:38 – watching videos or folded back to
00:16:40 – operate as a tablet it weighs just under
00:16:43 – 3 pounds light for a laptop but not so
00:16:46 – much for a tablet the Flex 11 should
00:16:49 – also be able to withstand the rigors of
00:16:51 – daily life thanks to its reinforced port
00:16:54 – feel too tight and water-resistant
00:16:57 – keyboard that can handle spells of up to
00:16:59 – 300 30 milliliters around 1 cup of water
00:17:02 – lenovo said the machine was designed
00:17:05 – with android apps from the google play
00:17:07 – store in mind and specifically cited
00:17:09 – skies asphalt 8 evernote


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