|Standing screen display size||12.3 Inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||2400x1600 pixels|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD Graphics|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||10 Hours|
Samsung Chromebook Plus Convertible Touch Laptop (XE513C24-K01US)
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- Speed (GHz):2Ghz.
- Flexible 360° profile. Enables you to use upright as a computer to reply to emails or finish a paper and recline for a tablet view ideal for surfing and viewing
- This Device comes with the pen out of the box. Power to personalize your communications by writing directly on screen. Take notes, make a sketch, capture part of the screen, etc
- All the apps you love on your phone are now available on your computer. Over a million apps are waiting for you. Find your favorites or explore what's new
- Your world doesn't have to hit pause when you're not online. Continue to get things done using docs and apps in offline mode
- Makes it easy to carry with you wherever the day takes you. Turn heads with a full, metal design that's a touch above the typical Chromebook
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- OS: Google Chrome
- Processor: OP1
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Storage: 32 GB Hard Drive
- Screen: Quad HD 12.3” screen (2400 x 1600)
Samsung Chromebook Plus 12.3"
Whatever your day brings, the Samsung Chromebook Plus is up for it. With the power of a Chromebook and the versatility of a tablet, the 360° rotating screen helps you get things done or just kick back. Add a personal touch to your notes with the built-in pen. Access your favorite apps right on your Samsung Chromebook Plus. And keep watching, gaming, working, and creating anywhere, even when you’re offline.
What's in the Box:
- Power Cord
- Paper Sheets - Quick Start Guide
- Software Guide
- Warranty Card(only for US)
Where performance and portability meet
The Samsung Chromebook Plus adapts to whatever you’re doing. Use it like a laptop to reply to emails or to work on a paper. When you need a break, flip the screen so you can play games or catch up on your latest book.
Make your ideas personal and your notes clear with the built-in pen. Whether you’re doodling, sketching, or personalizing a photo, the built-in pen will help you get every detail just right. You can even use the pen to take a screenshot, magnify, or unlock the screen.
Built for the Google Play Store
There’s always time for entertainment on Google Play. Kick back with your favorite games, music, movies, books, and more. The Samsung Chromebook Plus can run many of the same apps you use every day on your phone or tablet.
Millions of apps
Enjoy millions of apps on the Google Play Store, including entertainment, productivity, popular games, and the latest apps to help you do what you love on the Samsung Chromebook Plus.
Thin and Lightweight
The sleek metal body of the Samsung Chromebook Plus is comfortable to carry as a tablet and easy to fit in your bag while you’re on the go. Plus, it doesn’t skimp on Chromebook features with a full-size keyboard and track pad. So you can play a game, chat with your friends comfortably or watch a movie from anywhere.
Game, work, and binge-watch your favorite shows on Samsung’s best Chromebook screen yet. A stunning Quad HD display made of durable Gorilla Glass 3 looks great up close and from afar. And, with a 3:2 aspect ratio, you’ll enjoy both the widescreen viewing and the portrait tablet experience.
Be more productive
Multitasking is becoming a way of life. Samsung Chromebook Plus keeps you on top of it. Play games while you’re editing work, watching a video or searching the web.
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|Computer Memory Size||4 GB||4 GB||4 GB||4 GB||4 GB||4 GB|
|CPU Model||Celeron N3060||Intel Core i3||Core M Family||Intel Celeron||Intel Celeron||Intel Celeron|
|CPU Model Manufacturer||Samsung||Intel||Intel||Samsung||Samsung||Samsung|
|CPU Speed||2 GHz||2.1 GHz||3.4 GHz||1.5 GHz||1.5 GHz||1.5 GHz|
|Display Resolution Maximum||2400x1600 pixels||1920 x 1080 pixels||1920 x 1080 pixels||1900*1200 pixels||1900*1200 pixels||1900*1200 pixels|
|Screen Size||12.3 inches||13.3 inches||14 inches||12.2 inches||12.2 inches||12.2 inches|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD Graphics||Intel Integrated Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 615||Intel HD Graphics 615||Intel HD Graphics 615||Intel HD Graphics 615|
|Hard Disk Description||Flash Memory Solid State||Flash Memory Solid State||Embedded MultiMediaCard||Flash Memory Solid State, eMMC||Flash Memory Solid State, eMMC||Flash Memory Solid State, eMMC|
|Hard Disk Size||32 GB||0 GB||64 GB||32 GB||64 GB||32 GB|
|Human Interface Input||Touchscreen with Stylus Support||Touchscreen||Touchscreen||Touch Pad||Touch Pad||Touch Pad|
|Item Dimensions||11.04 x 8.72 x 0.55 inches||12.20 x 8.43 x 0.67 inches||12.60 x 8.00 x 0.60 inches||11.34 x 0.67 x 8.20 inches||11.35 x 0.67 x 8.20 inches||11.34 x 0.67 x 8.20 inches|
|Item Weight||2.38 lbs||2.97 lbs||3.30 lbs||2.98 lbs||2.98 lbs||2.98 lbs|
|Operating System||Chrome OS||Chrome OS||Chrome OS||Chrome OS||Chrome OS||Chrome OS|
|RAM Memory Technology||DDR3||DDR4||DDR3L||—||LPDDR3||—|
|Wireless Communication Standard||802.11ac||802.11ax||802.11b/n/ac||802.11ac||Bluetooth||802.11ac|
|Wireless Communication Technology||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||Bluetooth, Wi-Fi||—||Bluetooth||—|
The Chromebook plus is the next generation of premium Chromebooks with the flexibility of a tablet. Chromebook Plus is designed and optimized for Android apps, and is the first Chromebook designed with an integrated pen.
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Having used the Samsung Chromebook Plus every day since I got it, and mostly ignoring my MacBook Pro with 15" Retina Display, I believe that the Plus is the first real "iPad killer" I've come across. By that I mean, it fulfills the promise to replace a laptop for almost all uses while addressing the shortcomings of tablets. The keyboard is built in, there is a track pad and touch screen with stylus, no separate case is required, and the rotating screen provides genuinely useful orientations. It's fast, battery life is good, charging is quick, the screen is fantastic, it can drive external displays, and it's reasonably light. The Chrome browser is first rate, and it can run thousands of apps! I've been using the Plus extensively at home and while traveling - for browsing, watching videos, taking handwritten notes (see update on LectureNotes below), email, photos, reading Kindle books, music, maps, games - you name it. The Plus and others like it are the portable do-it-all devices of the future.
*Original Review and updates*
I've had a few days to play with the Chromebook Plus and so far I love it! I've been looking to replace my Samsung Tab Pro 12.2" tablet (the Note Pro without a pen). The Chromebook Plus seemed perfect as it can be folded over to be a tablet, and can also be used like a regular laptop. Plus it runs Chrome and Android apps.
Overall I really like it. It's size is just right, a bit heavier than the Tab / Note Pro and a bit squarer (see attached comparison pictures). The screen is really good and I only need to put it on 1/2 brightness. It's aspect ratio is 3:2 which is perfect for browsing and using as a tablet. The touchscreen works very well. I love that I don't need a special case to prop it up; the 360 degree hinge allows you to situate the screen at whatever angle you choose.
Chrome runs very well. It's about twice as fast as the Tab / Note Pro tablet (see attached "Octane" benchmark image). Having windows is great and I have more than 20 tabs open in 4 windows with no issues. Windows are only available in laptop mode. In tablet mode it makes every app full screen. I'm expecting tablet mode to get windows when the underlying Android subsystem gets updated from Marshmallow to Nougat.
Android apps generally work really well. The Kindle app is great. Google photos, Google Inbox, NY Times, all work fine although often I find no need for an Android app if there is a Chrome web version of the app. Google Maps is much better on Chrome because it shows you the 3D satellite view. Google Inbox is faster on the app version though so I use that. Sonos does not work as of this writing, as it could not find my Sonos system. I've opened a ticket with them. *Update May 25, 2017* Sonos works now.
I loaded up the "Asphalt 8" road racing app and it was very responsive. I didn't see any stuttering as seen on some of the online reviews of the Chromebook Pro. Go figure!
Battery life is good, I'm getting between 7 and 9 hours. Apps that uses the CPU a lot can reduce that quickly. To see which tabs / apps are using the most CPU, you can bring up the task manager by pressing the "search" and "esc" keys. I've found that tabs that aren't visible don't use as much CPU. Amazon often uses a lot of CPU when it's tab is visible, so I close it or switch to another tab when not using it. For some reason the Google Hangouts extension was eating a lot of CPU, so I disabled it.
The keyboard works well, although it is somewhat mushy and the delete key is too small so I often press = by mistake. The touch pad works well for two finger scrolling and you can enable "tap and drag" in Accessibility settings. It has a slight rebound when two finger scrolling down a web page; when you lift your fingers the page scrolls goes back a tiny bit in the opposite direction that you were scrolling. I hope Google/Samsung can address this soon. *Update Feb 18, 2017* This was fixed by a recent update, there is no longer any "bounce back".
The Samsung Chromebook Plus seems like a real keeper! Some here have suggested waiting for the Chromebook Pro, but I'm not sure that makes sense as the Plus is here today, is fast and reliable, and is a joy to use!
*Update Feb 18, 2017*
I am having Bluetooth issues. Sometimes it cuts in and out while playing music on the Google Music web site. Or it will stop playing through the Bluetooth speaker and start playing through the built in speakers, even though the Bluetooth connection is still established. Hope this can be fixed soon! *Update Mar 4, 2017* This is supposed to be fixed soon in ChromeOS 57. *Update May 25, 2017* Bluetooth is working fine now.
I found a very nice note taking app that responds to pressure from the stylus, called Squid. There is a toolkit add-on for $2.99 that gives more features like geometric shapes.
*Update Feb 21, 2017*
I'm finding that I can have many Chrome windows and tabs open, many more than suggested in reviews. Right now for instance, I have 41 tabs in 13 windows open.
*Update Feb 22, 2017*
For those of you who like to keep lots of tabs and windows open (tab hoarding), I found this great Chrome extension called The Great Discarder. It automatically suspends idle tabs to reduce Chrome memory usage using Chrome's native tab discarding. When you do visit a suspended tab it automatically reloads. With this extension you can have as many tabs open as you want! Get it at the Chrome web store.
*Update Feb 28, 2017*
I installed the Android version of Skype for Business to attend work meetings. I found that clicking web links to Skype meetings did not work. The link is opened in the Chromebook's Chrome browser, which doesn't know how to send it to Skype, since Chromebook's Chrome is not an Android app. I found a work-around, which is to install Chrome for Android. Now when I click on a Skype web link from an Android app, I can choose whether to open it in the Chromebook's Chrome or in Android's Chrome. Opening it in Android's Chrome, it then gets passed properly to the Skype Android app.
*Update Mar 4, 2017*
I looked at some of the note taking apps on the Play store, including Squid, INKredible, SketchBook, HandWrite Pro Note and Draw, and LectureNotes. LectureNotes isn't as flashy as some of the others, and the interface is not as pretty, but it is very comprehensive in how you set it up and use it. Pressure sensitive stylus, custom pencils and eraser, draw with stylus / erase with finger, basic geometric shapes, very good selection tools, layers... about the only thing it fell down on was it doesn't go full screen in the tablet portrait mode.
LectureNotes was the only one that let me import a PDF and then select, copy, cut, and paste from the PDF itself as opposed to just drawing over it. To get PDF import functionality you have to download the developer's PDFView app.
- Bright, vivid display
- Decent keyboard
- Build quality
- PHANTOM TOUCHES/KEYPRESSES
- Poor connectivity, wifi doesn't always work, even when it shows you're connected
- Samsung's lack of support
- Not enough cpu/gpu power to drive the high resolution display. Often becomes sluggish or choppy
- Wifi doesn't seem to work while bluetooth is enabled. So much for listening to Pandora. through BT speaker.
For a user like me, this chromebook is *almost* perfect. If I could, I would give it 4.6 stars. You'll find from the other reviews the pros and cons described more comprehensively, I'll just focus on a few things:
*** The cons I kind of disagree with ***
- hardware "bugs" (e.g. speaker cracking, etc): I haven't personally experienced any of them. I do have one (super minor) issue with the sealing of the bottom aluminum sheet, so I just ordered a replacement, but honestly, at this stage I think I would rate the HW as top notch (given the price point)
- Software "bugs" (e.g. android apps not always working perfectly...): I did experience a number of them... but I do not see that as an issue for 3 reasons. (1) the availability of (almost all) the Android apps I care about on this makes it effectively a wonderful tablet+laptop replacement, so in the grand scheme of things... I can live with a few bugs here and there (2) I trust that these bugs will disappear over time and (3) I have not yet found any "critical" bug for my work (/play) flows
- keyboard ergonomics: agree it takes a bit to get used to the layout. given that I do use a full keyboard in parallel (when sitting at my desk I switch to a desktop keyboard), I am still sometimes hitting the wrong key when wanting to press backspace. But again, i see this as a very minor issue. Overall, the keyboard ergonomics are top notch given the size
- backlighting of keyboard (lacks it): I was bummed about that initially (I often work in the dark). In practice, this is NOT an issue I have: the keys are sufficiently reflective and the screen sufficiently bright (at the right angle) that I can type effortlessly in the dark. I am typing this review in pitch dark room with screen brightness at 3 and I can effortlessly read all of the keys
*** my cons or why I would give it 4.6 and not 5 ***
- the trackpad is good (should I say great) but not perfect. I am expecting a stellar trackpad. This is almost but not it.
- the speakers are weak. works totally fine, but I want more
- the screen bezels are too large: the display is AMAZING, now I want more of it in the same form factor. In particular, at the bottom of the screen, there is currently 1 inch of vertical space (the part where the Samsung logo sits) that screams for becoming part of the actual display
*** my pros or why I give it such a high rating ***
They got the basics right: battery life is stellar, screen is stellar, size/weight top notch, keyboard very comfortable, trackpad works really well, it is appropriately powered, the memory and storage are sufficient to just not have to think about it.
It is truly a convertible that is replacing 2 devices (laptop & tablet) without making compromises I can't live without). I LOVE this.
Their bells and whistles actually help! microsd port is great to have, and so is the stylus (I thought of it as gimmicky, but I actually use it almost every day)
price point is really good for that kind of quality
Top international reviews
"Me ha quedado mal el equipo. Se desconecta muy seguido de la red (varias veces por minuto) sin razón y es molesto para un equipo que trabaja en la red exclusivamente! Además, se apaga sin razón (como un crash) y vuelve a prender sólo sin explicación.
Lo tuve que devolver y es una lástima porque es un equipo muy práctico y bonito cuando funciona bien. Carga muy rápido y la batería aguanta mucho tiempo."
EDIT: resulta que después de revisar el problema a fondo, es más un problema de estabilidad de algunas extensiones con la nueva versión de ChromeOS. Creo haber identificado que el problema es de Google Docs Offline que utiliza muchos recursos de memoria y no tiene otra opción que apagarse el equipo.
Cuando la deshabilite, todo funcióno MUY bien. También en modo "invitado" está muy estable y entonces decidí no devolverla...
However, after about 8 months the screen began to experience phantom touches that caused the screen to freak out, and on occasion even almost purchase goods or services from sites I was visiting. It turns out that this is a known issue with these devices and likely has something to do with the screen being fragile to even gentle bending (even the pressure of lifting the lid was enough to cause the effect).
Therefore, if you are in Canada I cannot recommend this unit simply because the warranty is US only. Perhaps if you can purchase an extended coverage plan at the time of purchase it would be less risky, but I honestly think that there are better chromebooks out there for your money, considering these computers are meant to last about 6 years minimum, and get better over that time through updates, so if the warranty cannot cover that amount of time it's putting yourself at risk.
One thing to note is that it is possible to effectively remove the touch screen feature by using a debugging shortcut that is enabled through chrome://flags, but that shouldn't be thought of as anything by a last ditch effort to make this computer usable for children.
Now, as far as ChromeOS itself is concerned... It's a terrific OS for light productivity and entertainment on the go because of their long battery life. However I cannot recommend this OS to anyone who feels like they are, or want to be a power user, or even who have major productivity needs. Crostini (Linux VM on ChromeOS) is serviceable, but won't be fully featured on this device because of it's ARM chip set for a while to come because there is no supported graphics acceleration.
Windows 10 is the king of the hill for a reason and since buying a Lenovo Yoga 730 13" I've even declared Linux second fiddle since Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) makes dual booting redundant. Right out of the box I was able to connect my TV as a wireless display both directly and via the Wireless Display Xbox one app, the latter of which offers better input latency and stability (though I suggest making sure all graphics drivers are fully up to date by checking the Manufacturers site for the latest version, since that fixed disconnection issues immediately).
I won't say that Chromebooks are all bad, nor would this device have been one of my favorite laptops I've ever owned if it had remained in proper working order. I would look for the Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 before buying this model, still making sure to research heavily into known hardware issues.
My last word of advice: I bought the CB+ for school so that I could take digital hand written notes but the only app that offered serviceable input latency was the Squid app; all other apps failed miserably. Every windows program I've downloaded for use with the Lenovo Active Pen 2 has felt exactly like writing on paper. Not to mention that OneNote 2016 that is included with a student office 365 account (free with a college email address) has many, many features that blow Squid so far out of the water it's embarrassing.
Fantastic sales and meeting tool with its outstanding display screen and note pen.
Battery life is not as good as other Chromebooks we tested (Acer R13, Asus C302 and Asus 10.1 flip), but for our business we found the Samsung Plus to provide the greatest level of 'form & functionality' in supporting our sales team and licensees.
Make no mistake, the new Chromebook touchscreen convertibles are the most flexible portable presentation tool available to business today, if you have made the conversion to cloud!
I Love the Samsung Chromebook Plus