The Good The Samsung Chromebook is a lightweight, thin, and inexpensive laptop for those times when all you need is a powerful browser.
The Bad The Chromebook's low price comes out in its build quality and performance.
The Bottom Line The $249 Samsung Chromebook is a good extra computer for cloud-loving Google-centric Web users.
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With Google Chromebooks, price really does make all the difference.
For those unfamiliar with the term, Chromebooks are laptops running on Google's browser-based, cloud-focused Chrome OS. They're essentially laptops running a Web browser. That doesn't change with the newest(model XE303C12), either.
Google's never really been all "Drop what you're using and switch to Chrome OS" about the whole thing, but with this machine it seems to be more up-front about positioning it as a good extra inexpensive computer that lies around the house and can be used for quickly, easily, and securely handling the Web needs of different users. Especially those who've come to rely less and less on traditional installed software.
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