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Samsung Chromebook 3: All You Need To Know

Why to Buy Samsung Chromebook 3?

Samsung Chromebook 3 is an Intel Celeron powered laptop from Samsung. Even though, Samsung’s Chromebook 3 is not the way to go for if you are a power user and throw loads of heavy tasks at your computer that require high computing power and persistence. But if you are someone who is looking for a laptop that can be carried around to school, college, or office. Samsung Chromebook is a great option for you, as the laptop weighs only 2.5 pounds (1.13 kg). Which makes it extremely portable and handy. Chromebook 3 features an 11.6 inch (29.46 cm) display. And as the laptop is coming from Samsung, we can only expect the display quality to be amazing. And the color accuracy to be precise, so watching movies and streaming content on Chromebook 3 should be a great experience.

Laptop and Back

Samsung Chromebook 3 comes with an HD webcam, so you can also use your laptop’s webcam to record HD videos and do video calling or streaming, etc. If you are someone who types for long hours, then Chromebook 3 is great for you, as the Samsung Chromebook 3 is a lightweight laptop with a small keyboard which makes it ideal for typing, people usually get tired typing on heavyweight laptops with huge keyboards. One more reason to buy Samsung Chromebook 3 is its enduring battery life. Manufacturers do not put good batteries in small laptops in normal practice, which makes the usual battery life of small laptops bad.

But, this is not the case with Samsung Chromebook 3, although it is a compact laptop, Samsung has inserted a battery that gives 10 hours of backup on a single charge. So, if you are someone who is looking for a compact laptop with all these great features topped off with fantastic battery life, then Samsung Chromebook 3 is for you.

Stock Apps on Chromebook 3

Samsung Chromebook 3 runs on based Chrome OS based on Linux. The preinstalled apps on Samsung chrome book 3 are the standard Google apps like YouTube, Chrome, and Google docs, etc. You can also install more apps through the chrome store.

What is the Port Situation ?

Samsung Chromebook 3 checks out on most of the essential ports and inputs. The left side of the compact laptop is housed with a battery indicator. AC input for charging, a USB 2.0 port, a micro SD card slot, and an HDMI port. On the right side of the laptop lies a USB 3.0 port and a headphone jack for audio. All the stuff on both sides is pretty standard and will do more than just fine for an average consumer who uses the laptop for regular use.

samsung chromebook 3

What is the Speaker Situation ?

The speakers are situated at the bottom of the laptop. The bottom housing of the speakers helps indirectly firing the sound at the user. Samsung Chromebook 3’s speakers are small-sized and do not produce much bass. The speakers are loud enough to cover a small room. High-pitched music also sounds good on Samsung Chromebook 3’s speakers.

How much does a Samsung Chromebook 3 Costs?

The Chrome OS-powered Samsung Chromebook 3 comes in three different variants. All of the three variants equip the Celeron processor and Intel graphics. So in terms of processing speed, they all perform the same. But when it comes to RAM and internal storage, then we start to learn about some changes. The top of the line variant that costs $179 comes with 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. This is the variant that I will personally recommend you to buy, then comes the $170 variant. This one shares the same 4 GB RAM as the top-end variant, but the internal storage you get with this variant is 16 GB. As you would expect, the base variant is the most underclocked with just 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. This variant costs around $160.

Cost of samsung product

All the three variants of Chromebook 3 are available at Best Buy and Samsung.com. You can also look for a used Chromebook 3 at Amazon and eBay, as it will cost less than buying a new one.

What to look out for before buying Chromebook 3?

Samsung Chromebook 3 is indeed a great deal for its price. But there are some aspects of the Samsung Chromebook 3 that can end up being a deal-breaker for some people.

For instance, this screen size of the laptop is very small. Most people prefer bigger screens for reading and watching content.

If you are one of those people who spend the most part of the day working on their laptop. Then Samsung Chromebook 3 is not for you. The keyboard starts to heat up after a few hours of use to the point that it becomes barely usable. And the overall structure of the keyboard is also not comfortable to type.

samsung chromebook 3

Unless you are someone like me who uses earphones 95% of the time to listen to music and other audio stuff. Then you are going to be fine. But, if you are someone who uses their laptop speakers for listening to music and other audio. Then I have some bad news for you. Quality of the sound that comes out from Samsung Chromebook 3’s speakers is below average. There is no base in the speakers and the sound quality ends up being muddy and crooked.

These are some downsides of Chromebook 3 that you should keep in mind before buying the device.

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Ahmed Farooqui
A neophyte who is fascinated by big tech, bleeding edge tech and everything that comes in between.


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