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Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Your computer will not be limited to technical specifications, so we have built a test plan according to the use you will make of it.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Chromebook 3 to surf the Internet?
If your need for a laptop comes down to surfing the web, whether on e-commerce or information sites, and to making a few tables in excel, you could be satisfied with this Chromebook 3. This Chromebook 3 is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. Samsung is a manufacturer that has been offering laptops for several years now, but for this laptop they have used lower quality components. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 11.6 inches size. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Intel Celeron N3060. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. With less than a 2 Gb of RAM, it Chromebook 3 is a fair one. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the Chromebook 3, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.Your computer will work better and longer.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 16 Gb. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
In conclusion, for a web use, know that this model has an autonomy of 10 hours. This is one of the most important laptops on the market at the moment compared to other laptops. Incidentally, you will have all the more pleasure to use it for a long time because of its very pleasant screen.
Is Chromebook 3 one for watching movies and listening to music ?
This Chromebook 3 is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. The model has sufficient basic equipment for this purpose.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 11.6, in 1920×1080, and a good quality of colours. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. Continuously over the course of a day’s work or movie viewing, you may feel tired; such a small screen means you have to concentrate more to see better. The main advantage linked to this size, on the other hand, is its overall weight: 1.5 kg that it will be easy to take anywhere.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Chromebook 3. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Intel Celeron N3060 is now outdated. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
With Intel HD Graphics 500, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 2 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Regarding the connectivity part, Samsung has made efforts with available 4 ports. Much better than most of the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
Either it’s something you’re going to use while travelling or on the go, or you’re between your office and the living room.On thisChromebook 3, Samsung indicates 10 hours of autonomy, a better performance than the competition. No need to constantly check the battery level; you’ll be able to watch movies and listen to music for a long time.
Chromebook 3 compatible with on the move use ?
Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. We therefore analysed this Chromebook 3 from the point of view of nomadic use. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
It appears that it is one of the best fulfilling the main criteria for nomadism, which are size, weight, quality of materials, and availability of wifi.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this Chromebook 3 of 1.5 Kg. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On your lap, this laptop holds well, and the size of the screen and the base remain acceptable. With a 11.6 inches screen, it is not easy to surf the internet or to look at pictures in a group.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
At the same time, the laptop processor Intel Celeron N3060 is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
Note that like all manufacturers, Samsung is optimistic about the autonomy of this Chromebook 3. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of Samsung; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
With this laptop and its autonomy of 10 hours, you have in fact one of the best models of the moment.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 16 Gb SSD hard drive. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.Thanks to this, Samsung was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who will need more space, this Chromebook 3 will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Even though your laptop will stay in the hotel more often than in a briefcase when you take it to the airport, you will appreciate its volume. With a screen of 11.6 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
At the connector level, this model provides 4 inputs. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
In conclusion, it can be considered that this Chromebook 3 can be used for travel purposes.
The Chromebook 3 to make audio or video editing.
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. It appears that this Chromebook 3meets this need perfectly. Since the last generation designed by Samsung, there have been many improvements on the components. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Chrome OS system.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Intel Celeron N3060 that is almost obsolete. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
The designers of Samsung have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The Chromebook 3 has only got one, with total 16 Gb storage for your movies and music. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As with many laptops, autonomy is a delicate subject. With 10 hours in calculation mode only on battery, you will be able to work in nomadic mode on your audio or video editing. This is the best on the market today.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Chromebook 3 receives the USB3 connection. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
By choosing this Chromebook 3, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. And at a price that is well ranked.
A quality product, designed by Samsung with facilities on the use in audiovisual editing mode.
Chromebook 3 for video games?
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. And this Chromebook 3 is one of the average laptops you can play with. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
When it comes to disk space, this computer ranks low.With 16 Gb it Chromebook 3is below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
For online gaming, it Chromebook 3 has high quality Wi-Fi. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
With a weight 1.5 Kg and a screen size of 11.6 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
An excellent autonomy of 10 hours, will allow you to play almost anywhere.
It Chromebook 3 is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
The Chromebook 3 for office automation.
Access on efficiency, this Chromebook 3 is part of the laptops provided for office automation. With this product, the manufacturer brings a quality computer to the market.
For those familiar with Microsoft Windows, this Chromebook 3 may be a little unsettling. Samsung installed Chrome OS to make it work.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. Its weight of 1.5 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
With only 16 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
In conclusion, this laptop is interesting. Well placed in terms of price, it will meet your needs for office use.
Finally, the Chromebook 3….
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. The Chromebook 3′ is average but will do the job very well.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– web browsing
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing