After posting my Samsung Chromebook review, I have finally decided to write an update. I came across one tech blog that also made a review about the Samsung Chromebook and for the author of that blog, it was 7 minutes of heaven (or so) and then seven days of hell. Well, there are pros and cons of the Chromebook, and yes, we had the same frustration, there is no SKYPE, and that’s a real bummer. So anyway, here’s an update on my review (a combination of the what I like and don’t like):
- The laptop “burns” my leg. Well, it is somehow very warm when it is placed on my lap (I wear shorts so I feel it the most).
- There is no DEL button or key, just the backspace.
- It is addicting, especially the apps and the touchpad! Okay, I received a comment saying that she or he was somehow confused when I said tapping twice is equal to left and right click… honestly, I had no words to describe it. Yes, the touchpad is amazing. You can click with one finger. Press with two fingers to right click and use two fingers to scroll up and down! I’ve tried it with my ASUS laptop and it also works the same. Awesome!
- Because the monitor is only 11.6, everything is fit to the page. So everything is really small.
- Charging the battery does not take very long.
- My son loves to watch videos of the Titanic in YouTube and he uses it all the time, and he just loves the Chromebook because it is very light.
- I can’t upload the photos from the memory card to the laptop.
These are just my observations after using it for a week now, overall, the Chromebook is a good laptop. The Chrome OS functions differently from the Windows or Mac, and they have their own features. I like it, I did not have seven days of hell with it, it’s fun to use (because I am not a techie expert and I don’t deal with the hardware and stuff like that) and it has served its purpose.
I may be posting more updates (and observation) in the coming days so stay tune for that.