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Samsung Series 5 550 3G Chromebook - Silver (Sim card not included)

by Samsung
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)

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  • Secure from the start - the Chrome operating system is fully optimised for the web with integrated connectivity, advanced security and automatic updates
  • SuperBright LED display - the anti-reflective display has no mirror effect and produces sharp images, even outdoors
  • Easy to use full-size keyboard - make the most of the web by using a comfortable, full-size keyboard layout that doesn't cramp your fingers so you can get more done and make fewer errors
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight1.4 Kg
Product Dimensions36.8 x 36 x 6.4 cm
Item model numberXE550C22-H01UK
SeriesXE550C22-H01UK Chromebook
Screen Size12.1 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCeleron
Processor Speed1.3 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size4 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size16 GB
Graphics Card DescriptionIntegrated
Graphics RAM TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Connectivity TypeEmbedded UMTS
Operating SystemChrome OS
Lithium Battery Weight865 grams
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 43,858 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.2 Kg
Date First Available3 May 2012
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Product Description

Product Description

Innovatively designed to go as long as you can, the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 lets you spend the whole day surfing, streaming, and working on the web on just one charge. With less than 10-second booting and an amazing 8.5 hours of battery life, the light and sleek Chromebook Series 5 gives you the ultimate web experience that you won't find on any other laptop.

Samsung Chromebook
Search for the best web experience and you'll find the new Samsung Chromebook Series 5 (see larger image).

The Chrome-based operating system features a streamlined user interface, making it easier for you to navigate the web--where you already spend most of your computing time. All your apps, documents, and settings are stored safely in the cloud. Every Chrome notebook runs millions of web apps, from games to spreadsheets to photo editors. And the Samsung Chromebook uses advanced technology to help prevent malware and viruses from accessing your data without you ever having to lift a finger.

This Samsung Chromebook in white features a 12.1-inch LED-backlit display with an anti-reflective screen. It's powered by a next-generation, dual-core Intel processor, which combines performance and energy efficiency to provide new levels of support for applications like games, as well as Adobe Flash technology for improved access to multimedia sites such as YouTube and BBC iPlayer. Weighing in at 1.3 kilograms, the ultra-compact design provides maximum portability without compromising on functionality and optimal performance

This model includes ultra-fast Wireless-N networking for connecting to home or office LANs. It also includes two USB ports, a 4-in-1 memory card reader, buttonless touchpad with multi-gesture support, and a 1-megapixel webcam for video chats and snapping pics for social networking sites.

White Samsung Chromebook
The Samsung Chromebook Series 5 boots in less than 10 seconds (see larger image).
White Samsung Chromebook
Your Chromebook gets better and better over time with automatic updates (see larger image).

Chromebook Features

Instant On

The Samsung Chromebook gets you on the web as quickly as possible. It boots in less than 10 seconds and resumes instantly from sleep. Open the lid, and you're back on the web so you don't miss a beat. And Chromebooks are designed to get faster over time as updates are released.

Find Your Next Favourite Web App

Every Chromebook runs millions of web apps, from games to spreadsheets to photo editors. Thanks to the power of HTML5, many apps keep working even in those rare moments when you're not connected. To try the latest apps, visit the Chrome Web Store or just type in a URL. You can easily create shortcuts on your new tab page to launch your favourite web applications, so that you can enhance your online experience. No CDs required.

Simplicity in Sync

Chromebooks keep your apps, documents, favourites and settings safely in the cloud. That means you can login to a friend's Chromebook and access your profile without disturbing theirs. Or, if you lose or break your Chromebook you have nothing to worry about. Just get another and login, you will be back up and running in minutes like nothing happened.

Forever Fresh

Your Chromebook gets better and better over time, unlike a traditional PC. When you turn it on, it updates itself. Automatically. All of your apps stay up-to-date, and you get the latest and greatest version of the operating system without having to think about it. Annoying update prompts not included.

Samsung Chromebook screen
SuperBright 12.1-inch LED display is 40% brighter.
Samsung Chromebook battery
PowerPlus provides up to 8.5 hours of uninterrupted use.
Friends Let Friends Log In

Chromebooks are easy to share with family and friends. They can log in to experience all of their own Chrome settings, apps and extensions, or use a Guest session to browse privately. Either way, no one else using your Chromebook will have access to your email and personal data.

Built-in Security

Chromebooks run the first operating system designed from the ground up to defend against the ongoing threat of malware and viruses. They employ the principle of "defence in depth" to provide multiple layers of protection, including sandboxing, data encryption, and verified boot. Websites load quickly and smoothly and all your apps, documents, and settings are stored safely in the cloud.

Hardware Features

SuperBright LED Display

The anti-reflective 12.1-inch LED display has a mirror effect and produces the sharpest images with 300-nlt brightness, which is up to 40 percent brighter than normal laptops. Get outstanding picture quality and text readability, even when you're outdoors. Enjoy the web longer without straining your eyes.

Wireless-N Wi-Fi

It's easy to get connected anytime and anywhere with built-in Wi-Fi and 3G.  The Wi-Fi LAN is compatible with ultra-fast Wireless-N networks (802.11n) as well as backward compatible with older networks (802.11b/g). As your Chromebook boots up, it quickly connects to your favourite wireless network so you're on the web right from the start.


Chromebook ports
Easy-to-Use Full-Sized Keyboard

Make the most of the web by using a keyboard that's designed for it. Your Chromebook comes equipped with a dedicated search key, a new row of web-enabled keys, and a comfortable, full-size layout that doesn't cramp your fingers so you can get more done and make fewer errors.

Longer Battery Lifespan with PowerPlus

Samsung's intelligent battery charging technology enables the battery to keep 80 percent of its original capacity for up to 1,000 recharges--more than 3x longer than a typical battery. This makes our batteries more economical and environmentally friendly since fewer batteries need to be replaced over the lifecycle.

Key Specifications

  • Processor: 1.66 GHz Intel Atom dual-core N570 processor
  • Storage: 16 GB solid-state drive (SSD)
  • System Memory: 2 GB
  • Communications: Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), integrated 3G (via optional Three subscription)
  • Ports: Two USB 2.0, 4-in-1 memory card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)
  • Video out: VGA (via optional dongle)
  • Audio: Built-in stereo speakers, combo headphone/microphone jack
  • Battery: 6-cell battery for up to 8.5 hours of use
  • Webcam: 1-megapixel

What's in the Box

Samsung Chromebook Series 5 (model XE500C21-H01UK), power adapter, operating instructions

Product Description

Samsung 550C CEL867 16GB SSD 4GB 121IN NOOPT CHROME EN XE550C22H01UK Laptops Notebooks

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PC replacement 3 Aug 2012
By 31770
Style Name:3G|Verified Purchase
Thought that this would be an inexpensive & child friendly alternative two my Windows laptop but it's turned out to be a complete replacement. Yes, you have to get used to working in the cloud, but it's simply fantastic - I'm really pleased with the speed, flexibility, lightness and battery life. It's great!
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67 of 68 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very fast, but a 3g glitch 18 July 2012
Style Name:3G|Verified Purchase
i ordered this last week because i really wanted something that i could use on the go, that wasn't my phone and i really like a keyboard, i wanted something nice and fast because i don't like waiting for things to load.

the set up was super simple, took just a few minutes and i was away. It comes with a 3gb 3g sim but i didnt find this until after i had gone out and signed up for a 12 month 3g mobile broadband sim with 3, though i get more data with this anyway so i will use the free sim when i get to the end of my allowance!

obviously, what you can do without the net is very limited, essentially making this a very expensive paperweight without the net, but when you have the net, it works like a dream.

to get from pressing the button to actually being online and your previous pages loaded realistically takes around 15 seconds, rather than 8/10 but that includes signing in, connecting to 3g and loading the pages that you were already on so i am very impressed with this. shutting it down takes literally 4 seconds, so this is really useful when you are out and about and only have a few minutes with which to do something.

one flaw i found in this is that i briefly disabled 3g and then found that i could not reenable it. i had to go into developer mode and delete local data in order to fix it, i hope updates will solve this as in seems very silly!

the machine has a nice screen, is fairly light and can fit into the handbag i usually take places with me so this really fits into my life.

I have no idea if these things will catch on, but for now i am very impressed and if it doesnt slow down as they say it won't, i will continue to be impressed by this.
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103 of 109 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshingly not a Windows laptop 7 Sep 2012
Style Name:Wi-Fi|Verified Purchase
I have a fairly new Dell laptop, and recently bought this Chromebook. It's a revelation ... it's so fast to start and has none of the hang ups and delays while stuff updates in the background like my Windows machine.

I use the Chromebook whenever I want to quickly go on the web, which now includes using spreadsheets etc. as I've been migrating them over to Google docs format (this I have to do one at a time as I often need to make a tweak - it's automatic but not 100% foolproof).

I only use my laptop now for photographs - saving to hard drive and backing up to external drives and the cloud (through Google Picasa). Once there's an app to let me do this reliably (I use Windows SyncToy), it'll be goodbye Windows. I could already do this manually, but I'm very cautious as I have thousands of photos.

I now find it irritating whenever I have to return to my Windows machine. Really irritating. You cannot believe how irritating. Unless you too buy one of these.
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161 of 171 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Google search and find an awesome device! 29 Aug 2012
By Sam Quixote TOP 50 REVIEWER
Style Name:Wi-Fi
Chromebook looks like a laptop but it's not a laptop nor is it a netbook. You can't download anything on this device, moreover you can't do much with this device unless you have an internet connection. The Chromebook is designed for optimal surfing for those who don't like tablets, touching screens, and prefer a keyboard to type on than a glass surface.

Because everything about this device's software is online, there are no programmes that need to be updated, no patches that need to be downloaded, no upgrades, no nothing. It's straight up internet. Opening it up, it starts automatically, in a moment you see the Chrome logo, then the log-in page (you need a Gmail account and a live internet connection), then once logged in the Chrome browser opens and you're online. Total time from lifting the lid to browsing the web - 7 seconds. Maybe even less.

That's basically what sold me on this device. The incredibly fast boot time from cold machine to browsing the net. My Vaio laptop takes around 5/6 minutes to fully load up Windows 7 and the multitude of programs that need to start up with the machine. Then there are updates that need to be downloaded and installed and the machine re-started... it's a hassle. This isn't that bad if I'm going to be using it for a while but if I just want to do a couple of things - check mail/weather/cinema listings/whatever - and then log off, it's annoying. With Chromebook you're on and off in under a minute.

But it's no laptop substitute entirely - as you can't download anything, that means no iTunes. Anything downloadable is off the table. The plus side is no virus can download onto your Chromebook either. It's basically virus-proof. Also if I need to use Microsoft Word, Excel or Powerpoint, I use my laptop rather than Google Drive.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chromebook is the future 9 Aug 2013
Style Name:Wi-Fi|Verified Purchase
I purchased one of the first Series 5 Chromebooks back in 2011. After enjoying two years of faultless service I decided to replace it with the latest Series 5. Essentially the same in design layout as the original but with significant improvements, including an Intel Celeron processor and double the amount of RAM. It is lightening fast to power-up and enables multitasking with ease to get even more done. A powerful Intel Sandy Bridge Dual Core processor and 4 GB RAM ensure you can simultaneously open twice as many browser windows as the original Intel Atom based Series 5 Chromebook. Build quality is improved, including a much better sound quality from the on-board speakers.

The Chromebook is built for 'cloud computing' which means your work and applications such as word processing are all cloud based; there is no need for antivirus software either. Just plug in and away you go!

The Dual Core Processor means that you can enjoy faster web browsing, conduct Google Drive tasks (docs, spreadsheets, etc) and music or video chat without any delays involved. The full-sized keyboard has the same reassuring feel and is optimised for Chrome with a dedicated search key, a row of web-enabled keys, and a comfortable, full-size layout that doesn't cramp your fingers, so you can get more done. The large multi-touch clickpad (touchpad) gives you better control with a glass coating and image sensor it provides a stylish and convenient way of use. I am currently getting well over 6 hours of battery life.

While I still have my Samsung Series 7 Chronos for "serious" work, I find I'm increasingly migrating word-processing and spreadsheet work to my Chromebook and the Cloud. Where it makes sense I now even work between the two.
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