Chromebooks run Web-based apps, not traditional PC applications.
Chromebooks are designed to be connected to the Internet. You can create documents and spreadsheets or edit photos on a Chromebook using Google apps designed for these purposes. The Chrome operating system will not load and run traditional PC software like Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop. However, files created in these applications can be viewed and edited using Google apps on your Chromebook or cloud-based applications like Microsoft's Office web apps.
You store your files in the Cloud, not on the machine.
To help make them thin and light, Chromebooks are built without large-capacity drives. So instead of storing your documents, videos, and photos on your computer, you save them to Google Drive (Google's Cloud-based storage service). Your files are password-protected and secure, and you can access them anywhere there's an Internet connection. If you know you'll want access to a file or photo offline, however, you can easily save it to the built-in solid-state drive.
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.
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-A01US) includes 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
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.
Multiple layers of security so you don't need to install anti-virus software.
Save your stuff in the cloud so you don't lose another file.
The (Always) New Computer
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.
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.
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 Chromebox 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.
The world's fastest booting Chromebook boots-up in just 7 seconds.
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 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.
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 run thousands more from the Chrome Web Store.
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.
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).
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
Connectivity & Expansion
What's in the Box
Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550 (model XE550C22-A01US), power adapter, operating instructions; backed by 1-year limited warranty