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Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook (3G)

by Samsung
269 customer reviews
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  • Intel Celeron_867 Processor 1.3GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 16GB Hard Drive
  • 12.1-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics
  • Google Chrome OS
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Product Description

Style: 3G

Product Description

Samsung Chromebook XE550C22 12.1" LED Notebook - Intel Celeron 867 1.30 GHz XE550C22-H01US Laptops & Notebooks

Skip the waiting and forget the setup. With the innovative, Web-optimized Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 laptop, you can go straight online to create content, share favorite moments, and enjoy entertainment at the drop of a hat--the Chromebook will wake from sleep in just 1 second! Weighing just over 3 pounds, the ultra-compact design provides maximum portability without compromising on functionality and optimal performance.

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Built-in Google apps.

Chromebooks feature 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 thousands of web apps, from games to spreadsheets to photo editors. And you'll get advanced technology to help prevent malware and viruses from accessing your data without you ever having to lift a finger.

The Chromebook features a 12.1-inch LED-backlit display with an anti-reflective screen, and it's powered by an Intel dual-core processor. This model (XE550C22-H01US) includes integrated 3G broadband cellular connectivity as well as ultra-fast Wireless-N networking for connecting to home or office LANs. It also includes 16 GB of internal storage, a 4-in-1 memory card reader, and a 1-megapixel webcam for video chats and snapping pics for social networking sites.

The Faster, More Powerful Chromebook


About Chromebooks

Boots in seconds. Thousands of apps. Backs up files in the cloud automatically.


Boots in Seconds

Boots up in 7 seconds, resumes instantly and loads web pages blazingly fast.


Thousands of Apps

Built-in apps and thousands more from the Chrome Web Store.

no hassles

No Hassles

Multiple layers of security so you don't need to install anti-virus software.


Cloud built-in

Save your stuff in the cloud so you don't lose another file.

The (Always) New Computer

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The Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 (view larger).

Chromebooks are fast to use, and don't slow down over time. They have layers of security built-in, so don't need to buy or install antivirus software. They come with apps for all your everyday needs, and keep your files safely backed up on the cloud. And with free, automatic updates, your Chromebox keeps getting better and better.

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Automatic Updates

Chromebooks automatically update themselves: all of your apps stay up-to-date, and you get the latest version of the operating system without having to think about it.

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No Blue Screen

You'll never see a blue screen. Chromebooks are built to get technology out of the way. Say goodbye to installing patches, as well.

Built-in Virus Protection

Your Chromebook has virus protection is built-in, with multiple layers of security like sandboxing, data encryption and verified boot.

Get Going in Just 1 Second

Get quickly to the things you love on a Chromebook. Boot up in seconds, resume instantly and load web pages blazingly fast. Access all your favorite apps in one click with the app launcher. Unlike traditional computers, your Chrome device doesn't slow down over time.

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Be more productive.
Fast Booting

The world's fastest booting Chromebook boots-up in just 7 seconds.

Fast Start

It wakes from sleep in 1 second. There's no need to press power button simply open the lid and you're ready to go!

Be More Productive

Now you can multitask with ease and 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 Intel Atom-based Chromebooks.

Dual Core Processor

You can enjoy faster Web browsing, office tasks, and music or video conversion, with much less waiting for a response.

16 GB Solid State Drive

Get the information you need--when you need it. A Solid State Drive (SSD) provides significantly faster start up and data access times compared to a hard drive.

Do Everyday Things. Do Amazing Things.

Go straight online to creating, sharing and enjoying. Edit photos, listen to music, and watch high-definition video. Collaborate on documents in real-time and chat face-to-face.

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Thousands of apps.

Collaborate on Documents

Create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and drawings with apps like Google Docs, Zoho and SlideRocket. With productivity apps, you can collaborate in real-time with others, access your documents from any computer, and have your files backed up automatically. Access other everyday files using the built-in PDF and document viewer.

Sync Your Stuff

Files, bookmarks, and apps that you change on your Chromebook instantly update on your other devices running the Chrome browser.

Thousands of Apps

Chromebooks have built-in Apps and runs thousands more from the Chrome Web Store.

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Take it everywhere.

Full-Sized Keyboard Designed for Chrome

The keyboard is optimized 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.

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Oversized, multi-touch clickpad.

Oversized, Multi-Touch Clickpad

You can enjoy better control using a large multi-touch clickpad. With a glass coating and image sensor it provides a stylish and convenient way to use your Chromebook.

Take It Everywhere

With up to 6 hours of battery life, weighing just over 3 pounds, and less than 0.83-inch thick, the Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 goes wherever you go (battery life based on Google Scenario-PowerLoadTest).

Wi-Fi + 3G + Long Battery Life

Your Chromebook quickly connects to your favorite Wi-Fi network as it boots up, so you're on the web right from the start. If you don't have a Wi-Fi network at your fingertips, the 3G-equipped Chromebook models come with flexible internet plans, included with this device for 2 years, (up to 100MB per month) of Mobile Broadband Service provided by Verizon Wireless, so you can keep working on the go. Coupled with long battery life, you can truly be mobile -- even without a place to stop and plug in.

Key Specifications

12.1-inch LED-backlit SuperBright display with 1280 x 800 resolution for native HD 720p viewing; 300-nit brightness; matte screen

1.3 GHz Intel Celeron dual-core processor (2 MB cache)

16 GB solid-state drive (SSD)

4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; maximum)

Intel HD Graphics

Built-in 4-watt stereo speakers (2 x 2W)

Up to 6 hours of battery life (6800 mAh battery)

Dimensions and Weight: 11.5 x 8.5 x 0.83 inches (WxDxH); 3.02 pounds

Wireless & Networking

  • Verizon 3G WWAN included with this device for 2 years, (up to 100MB per month) of Mobile Broadband Service provided by Verizon Wireless
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks.
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)

Connectivity & Expansion

  • 2 standard USB 2.0 ports
  • DisplayPort video output
  • 4-in-1 memory card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)
  • Microphone and headphone jacks
  • 1-megapixel webcam
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What's in the Box

Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 (model XE550C22-H01US), power adapter, operating instructions; backed by 1-year limited warranty

Product Information

Style: 3G
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Screen Size12.1 inches
Screen Resolution1280 x 800
Processor1.3 GHz Celeron 867
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics
Chipset BrandIntel
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Brand NameSamsung
Seriesseries 5
Item model numberXE550C22-H01US
Operating SystemGoogle Chrome OS
Item Weight3 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H11.50 x 8.50 x 0.83 inches
Color Silver
Processor BrandIntel celeron
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size16
Optical Drive TypeNo
Battery TypeLithium Polymer (LiPo)
Additional Information
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Shipping Weight4.8 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableMay 29, 2012
Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

701 of 725 people found the following review helpful By Captain Awesome on May 30, 2012
Style Name: Wi-Fi
I've been using one of the laptops that Google originally distributed in order to test Chrome OS. As the idea behind Chromebooks is new to some, I thought I'd focus on the operating system, though I've covered the hardware to a point.
I'll try to make this in-depth without it being too technical.

If you're looking for a quick idea of whether or not this is for you, jump to the bottom and read the summary.

The Concept

The premise on which Chrome OS is based is that almost everything you do when you use your computer happens in your browser, so Google have built a system that makes that experience as fast, as simple and as secure as they can. That simplicity also leads to an 8-hour battery life, which very few laptops can offer.
This simpler approach means that you don't have to deal with software updates(with one exception, see below) or worry about anti-virus software.
This also means all of your files and media is stored on other computers, on the internet. Some people aren't ready for that and if you're not, Chromebooks aren't for you.

Applications and Limitations

As you might imagine, just the web means no Windows, Mac or other typical software applications. Because of this, there's no CD or DVD drive in a Chromebook.
Though `just the web' may sound extremely-limiting, you can do a lot in your browser; multimedia editing(including video), as well as voice and video chat is all entirely possible on a Chromebook, as is the creation and editing of documents, spreadsheets and presentations. This software is available all over the web and there's a selection of useful tools to be found in the Chrome Web Store, with free and paid solutions.
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180 of 187 people found the following review helpful By JB on June 6, 2012
Style Name: Wi-Fi Verified Purchase
I had an older Chromebook and the new Samsung 550 is much much better. It is fast, simple and surprisingly powerful. As long as you're comfortable with the Google Apps products (great word processor and spreadsheet, adequate presentation editor and capable of reading all Microsoft Office attachments) this is a perfect laptop for casual use. The concept of everything in the cloud works great, and makes it easy to upload, view and share pictures from your camera, do your email and social networking, and do your day-to-day document editing all from one place, then pick it up and continue on a different computer if needed. Google video chat or hangouts are better than Skype, and accommodates video conferencing with multiple parties, so ideal for families. This will save me a ton of time acting as tech support for my parents and sister, because there is so little to know to get this laptop working.

I find it interesting to read reviews about how you can get a more powerful Windows laptop for the same price. To those reviewers: you're missing the point. This laptop has none of the crud that is windows (with its slow boot, patches, updates and virus checkers) and simply works. Of course, if you are into gaming, or want to do video editing you need something bigger - but that is not the target audience for the Chromebook. For casual use (and that encompasses the majority of what most people do on a laptop) the Chromebook is perfect.
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258 of 276 people found the following review helpful By Jon on June 17, 2012
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Let me begin by saying that I love my chromebook. I have a 3-month old Macbook Pro that I paid over $3K for, but I consistently pick up my chromebook instead because it is just faster at booting and shutting down, and it has AMAZING all day battery life. If you mostly use your computer for surfing the web, and if you trust Google with your information, then there is nothing better for you than a chromebook.

But there is one caveat. Specifically, the chromebook does not work well with video sites like hulu and netflix. The problem is best illustrated by hulu. For example, when you watch a video on hulu there are intermittent video advertisements. The problem with the chromebook is that it cannot recover the video feed for the video after the commercial ends. The audio is there, but the video is not. This occurs every single time an advertisement is played. The only way to fix it is to refresh the browser. This is more than a little annoying, and renders the hulu website useless.

Google needs to fix this problem now. Melissa Daniels, the honcho at Google for all things chromebook, I'm dedicating this review to you. Please fix this problem. Other than this one issue, the chromebook is an outstanding product that I highly recommend.

**Update - 6/20/2012**

I have noticed that the chromebook is frequently unable to load webpages I request. For example, I will type in the URL for cnn and the browser will just churn and will never open the requested webpage. After a few *minutes* of waiting I get an error message saying the browser cannot resolve the DNS for the requested webpage. The chromebook does this even when it is connected directly by ethernet to the router. Also, this is a frequent problem that happens every single day.
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127 of 134 people found the following review helpful By Joe on June 6, 2012
Style Name: 3G Verified Purchase
I bought this after finding that I used my original Samsung Series 5 Chromebook more than I used any of my devices. With the increase in specs compared to last year's machine, I was certain this would be an excellent device and my new favorite machine.

Shell - Easily the most improved aspect. It's not metal, but easily some of the best looking and feeling plastic you'll find. The bottom has a textured brushed feel. There is a slight wedge feel to it vs. the uniform thickness of the original series 5. There are nice bumpers on the bottom and small ones near the keyboard which keeps the screen from touching the keys.

Screen - Same screen as the prior model. Nice and bright when turned up. Matte. Wide viewing angle. The top to bottom viewing angle can be bit limited.

Keyboard - The chiclet layout is same as prior. They have a bit more bounce than last time, and instead of the brushed plastic from the Series 5, these have a smoother surface. I like it, and it's a pleasure to type on. Very bouncy and responsive. And as others have said there is the search button where the caps lock key is but you can change it back to caps lock function.

Trackpad - Also MUCH better than before. New gestures include the three finger swipe for moving forwards and backwards when browsing. More responsive and accurate. It's a bit smoother than before and feels of much higher quality.

Speakers - Also greatly improved. On the series 5 the speakers were often barely audible even at full volume. These speakers can fill the living room with the volume turned up. Watching shows doesn't require headphones to hear anymore. Very happy with this upgrade.

OS - With the faster processor Chrome OS moves quickly and is much smoother than before.
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