6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Always On: A Samsung Chromebook focus group

About Video Transcript

Always On: A Samsung Chromebook focus group

5:38 /

Can the Samsung Chromebook operating only Chrome OS woo consumers away from a traditional laptop or tablet? Molly Wood finds out in a very special focus group road test.

Now in addition to amber at Google have another operating system. Promo -- and it's been a little slow to take off they have a new product out though the Samsung Chrome book. So this is than 2012 Samsung Chrome book series 5550. Running its own operating system. It has a sixteen gigabyte solid state drive and Intel processors. It's pretty lightweight about 3.2 pounds twelve and display it does have an ethernet port USB and SD card slot. It retails for -- 449 dollars with Wi-Fi only or 549 for Wi-Fi plus three G. But some people argued that a cloud based operating system where the whole interface feels like the browser. Might be a little too much too soon for your average computer user. So we decided for our road tests here on -- -- on to stage a little focus group. -- -- -- -- -- And look. You won't happen to him by. You know work. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- For all of YouTube top and then -- the okay a year ago. -- -- Pyro and I'm Molly so what we're doing today is testing out the Samsung Chrome books which of these laptops for -- and be familiar with the Chrome book he heard of it. Now though so we'll do is take 1015 minutes to just do whatever you would do with a new laptop and then I'll come back in and ask some questions and wolves that are under. -- -- you really think anything you wouldn't feel like. -- -- -- and log -- soon. Brokers say the woman. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- One -- street hates. America and -- The -- can remotely. -- -- patents it can focus group testing on my work from home because coming community twice in your network. But it's pretty good one -- -- can actually made it to the Chrome store can actually trying to find -- that's as far as anybody got. It's like a video game or something like achievement unlocked Chrome App Store. Actually key extreme -- think he -- get one she'd -- wanna take it home fears that too much. Well apparently an impending payment and -- Catholic school. And even by the end she took note that there is going continues -- discovering that the keyboard of them hunky. And I don't think -- home. And somewhere somebody in Google like her. Behind whom. Some -- that everyone whose command has been on FaceBook for the majority in the testing time. Forget about Chrome book -- book book. Have come up with a -- What do you think of the Chrome operating system. It's not that doesn't -- that port as our. I try to log into my H you know how. -- cast turns to another screen. It seems like Google shouldn't have a problem Gmail -- but -- yeah. It's me and my tablet and this and -- connection itself. And -- achievements of space. Not sure how. The netbook differentiate themselves from something like -- but -- than the keyboard does it seem like can be useful to have a computer that. Kind of just -- -- online. And other. This is 100% connectivity wherever you are and if you don't how that then you know that's pretty paper -- -- entirely. -- name -- Mario has its -- quiet down. I can definitely feel like my parents using something like this and I can rent this from harm our fantastic business. For instance. She would necessarily comfortable having all your information. Now stored on Google's servers that -- -- who know basically what it especially. So nice case and how much you think you and wanna pay for a device it kind of is like -- tablet -- keyboard. I would want to see. -- -- -- Passionately you know and yes turtle. Laptop prices tablet functionalities. That -- them. -- here are some of the lessons we learned from -- Chrome book -- group first people seem to like it best when they compare it to a tablet but with a keyboard. Second the cloud operating system is not -- hard for people to figure out -- we thought it might be and third you don't really need to make a laptop. FaceBook.
  • This is the interactive sidebar!

    Click any icon for more information as they appear--don't worry, we'll pause the video and wait for you to come back.

  • Links Polls Galleries
  • Video Review

New releases

Tech to expect in 2015
1:44 December 29, 2014
2014 was the year of big smartphones, drones, 3D printing and security hacks. So what will next year bring? CNET's KaraTsuboi gazes...
Play video
Tech to expect in 2015
2:31 December 26, 2014
The five most-anticipated gadgets we expect to see in 2015.
Play video
Best websites for finding child care
1:01 December 26, 2014
Between holiday parties and New Year's Eve plans, it can be tough to secure a babysitter. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports...
Play video
What's new on Netflix in January 2015
2:08 December 25, 2014
Find out what you should add to your watch list and what other videos are disappearing in the new year.
Play video
Brian Tong's Viewer Feedback 2014
2:17 December 25, 2014
We read the e-mails, tweets, and YouTube comments from you that have helped us create the best tech videos on Earth.
Play video
XCAR Awards 2014: Best-Looking
1:31 December 24, 2014
The XCAR team has played with some amazing cars in 2014, but which will be crowned the best-looking?
Play video
LG's bare bones oven needs a little more meat
2:02 December 24, 2014
The LG LRE3021 gives reliable mid-range performance, but lacks the features you can find from other brands for the same price.
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 106: Our 'Best of 2014' Extravaganza
27:44 December 24, 2014
On today's show, we celebrate another year gone by naming our (and your) favorite tech stories, pop culture news and video games of...
Play video