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samsung chromebook reviewPeople today are constantly on the move and connected to the Internet, doing anything from creating presentations to checking emails to chatting with friends to playing games. People use all sorts of devices to accomplish these tasks, primarily via smartphones because they’re so mobile. However, they’re nowhere near as power as an actual computer, but traditional computers tend to have low battery life. The geniuses over at Google have thought about these issues and created their solution: the Chromebook. We’ll be taking a look at the Samsung Chromebook Series 3, and giving it away at the end of this review!

About Chromebooks

The Chromebook is a small laptop (technically too large to be considered a netbook, but it’s very close) which runs Chrome OS 5 Reasons To Give Chrome OS A Second Chance 5 Reasons To Give Chrome OS A Second Chance Google’s launch of Chrome OS was one of 2011’s most disappointing moments. Perhaps the biggest disappointment of Chrome OS was its performance. Since then, Google has been gradually updating Chrome OS. The user experience has... Read More , an operating system specially created by Google for Chromebooks and Chromeboxes (which are essentially the desktop equivalent to Chromebooks, but that’s irrelevant to this review). Chome OS is pretty much the Chrome browser running on top of the Linux kernel. Therefore, Chromebooks only have one real application which you can use — Chrome. The idea of Chromebooks is that as an increasing amount of tasks can be accomplished online, especially with cloud apps, a normal consumer will only require a browser and internet access to do everything they need.

samsung chromebook review

Of course, no one would use a Chromebook if it were just like any other laptop. Because all that’s run is a browser, the machine can be slimmed down and configured in a fine-tuned manner. I’ll discuss the results of those customizations below.

Samsung Chromebook Specifications

The Chromebook we’re reviewing today is Samsung’s new second generation Series 3, which includes:

  • 1.7 Ghz Exynos ARM-based processor
  • integrated graphics
  • 2GB of DDR3L RAM
  • 11.6″ 1366 x 768 pixel resolution LED-lit matte screen
  • 16GB of eMMC storage
  • 802.11a/b/g/n wireless networking
  • 3G connectivity
  • SD card reader
  • 0.3MP webcam

The final price, minus taxes and shipping, is a mere $249, which makes it a great value.

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samsung chromebook review

Packaging

Unpacking the Samsung Chromebook was surprisingly easy. When you first open the box, you’ll be greeted by a Quick Start Guide, along with styrofoam covering that goes over the actual Chromebook. After taking away the styrofoam covering, you’ll see the Chromebook inside an anti-static soft bag. In the smaller brown box next to all the styrofoam is the power supply that you’ll need to charge your Chromebook. Besides those items, there was nothing else in the box.

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Upon first look of the unpacked Chromebook, design is something that must be instantly admired. It looks very sleek, and doesn’t ask for too much attention. While it looks like it is made from metal parts, I still believe it’s in reality just plastic, but its extremely durable and looks fantastic. Plus, the Chromebook’s dimensions add to its impressiveness – 11.4″ wide, 8.09″ long, and just 0.69″ thick. It also weighs in at just 2.43 lbs, which makes travelling with it one of the best experiences I’ve ever had.

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Keyboard

If you expect a full keyboard from this Chromebook, you may be a bit disappointed. While it does have most keys, it lacks some that I use regularly such as Delete, Home, End, Page Up, and Page Down. It also lacks F1 through F12, but these are replaced with web-related buttons for forward, back, refresh, brightness, and sound. However, the keyboard is very nice to type on. The keys are distanced far enough apart so that hitting multiple keys at once on accident isn’t an issue. They are also somewhat low-lying and quite silent when typed. They do tend to show fingerprints pretty well, but that’s about the only complaint I have. The lack of certain keys isn’t my own preference, but understandable for the niche that Chromebooks are trying to fill.

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Trackpad

I can easily tell that the trackpad is made to accommodate both Windows and Mac users. First off, the trackpad has physical borders around it so it’s easy to know when you’re on it and when you’re not. The entire trackpad surface can be used to move the mouse, and the bottom left and bottom right corners can be used to make respective mouse clicks. The trackpad doesn’t have any physical buttons except one — the entire trackpad itself. This is where it also accommodates Mac users who are used to clicking in this fashion on their Macbooks. Therefore, left clicks can also be accomplished by depressing the entire trackpad with one finger, or right clicks by depressing it with two fingers. Scrolling is accomplished with two-fingers swiping up or down. By default, it uses the “traditional” scrolling directions where when you swipe up, your view of a page goes up as well (the page itself gets moved down). In the settings, you can configure it to the new Mac-style “natural” scrolling, where when you swipe up, you move the page up and your view of the page down.

Build Quality

I’m very impressed with the build quality of this Chromebook. It’s extremely sturdy and doesn’t budge whenever I type more violently on it. A large part of the great build quality comes from considerations taken at the design level. For example, the rubber feet which elevate the Chromebook from whatever surface its standing on doesn’t protrode out much from the Chromebook at all, and they are also rounded. This prevents them from easily being ripped off of the device.

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Ports

The system doesn’t come with many ports, as one might expect for a device that is purely meant to connect to the Internet. However, there are still a couple useful ports which you can make use of. As you see, the right side of the device has no ports whatsoever.

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The left side, however, has a port for a headphone and/or microphone, as well as an SD card reader.

samsung google chromebook review

Most of the ports on this device are located on the backside, which includes a place to insert a USIM for wireless carrier internet, a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port, and a power port. The USB ports allow you to plug in some devices such as cameras, but a few others such as wireless mice work as well. The HDMI port is pretty interesting, and in my opinion a little buggy, because when an HDMI cable is plugged in, the screen is switched over to the other screen/projector, but you still see a static pointer on the Chromebook’s screen.

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I personally find the choice of placing most of the ports on the backside of the device questionable, but it hasn’t really caused me any issues. I suppose I’m just more used to the way laptops usually place their ports. In case you haven’t noticed, the device doesn’t have a vent anywhere, not even on the underside of the device. The Chromebook doesn’t need one because the ARM processor inside it is so efficient and doesn’t generate much heat. The only times when it does get quite a bit warm is when watching 720p videos on YouTube, but for everything else, the temperature barely changes. The device also doesn’t have an ethernet port because they’re larger than the device is thick, so it may be a very small inconvenience for some people, but adds mobility for others.

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Speakers

The Chromebook includes two speakers (totally 3W) in the front, right underneath the palm rests. I’m actually quite surprised at the quality of the speakers, because they don’t sound like tinny laptop speakers, and they can get pretty loud, especially for their size. Of course, the placement allows some muffling to occur if something is blocking them, but there’s not really much place to put them somewhere else.

Screen

The screen on the Chromebook is quite nice! I do enjoy the fact that it has a 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, whereas my previous netbook of similar size had a smaller resolution. The matte screen is also a nice addition, which makes reading in sunlight and other abnormally-lit areas a lot easier. The screen also offers plenty of brightness levels, so you won’t have to settle for one that’s too bright or too dark.

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Performance

Even though this Chromebook is powered by an ARM-based processor, it is surprisingly fast and absolutely shames my old netbook. Pages load rather quickly as you’d come to expect out of Chrome. The machine does start getting a little bit sluggish when you have 15-20 tabs open, especially if you have a YouTube video or two playing, but otherwise it chugs along just fine. YouTube 720p videos run smoothly in full screen mode, which is something else I didn’t expect to see. Graphical elements of the OS appear very smoothly as well, so the integrated graphics are definitely good enough, whatever they may exactly be. Long story short, Samsung has made sure that it isn’t underpowered for what it does.

Battery Life

The biggest feature of this machine is its battery life. The ARM-based processor and LED-lit screen are so energy efficient that the Chromebook is advertised to have a battery life of 6.5 of hours. Under personal tests, I got this number to go up to around 8 or 9 hours when at the lowest readable brightness setting. The thing that makes this so surprising is that the device only has a 2-cell battery. In comparison, most laptops pack 6-cell batteries and get a much shorter battery life. It’s an absolute joy to go around and literally be able to use it all day long.

Chrome OS

Chrome OS as a whole is actually pretty interesting to use. It most certainly isn’t your average desktop operating system, but it does simplify a lot of things that people tend to get confused over. The graphical user interface elements do try to resemble a traditional desktop interface, but all functions are tied to the Chrome browser. Besides the usual Chrome settings, there are only a few system-related additions, such as keyboard, trackpad, and wireless settings. Printing is also supported via Google Cloud Print How To Share Your Printer With Anyone On The Internet How To Share Your Printer With Anyone On The Internet Windows 7’s Homegroup feature makes sharing printers on your local network easy, but what if you want to share a printer over the Internet? This has traditionally been very complicated, involving print drivers, firewall rules... Read More . Because Chrome OS is Linux-based, the user doesn’t have to worry about viruses, and updates are handled automatically without any user interaction. Chrome OS is pretty successful at letting the user do what they want to, and handle all of the system tasks by itself.

Instead of desktop applications, you can install Chrome apps which link to web services. Google is pushing the idea that all applications can be run in the cloud, and this is their implementation of doing so. As such, it’s also easy for them to promote their own suite of online apps, including Gmail and Google Docs. As you might be concerned about, Chromebooks are very limited if they don’t have working Internet connections. However, cloud apps which support offline functionality can still be accessed, so you’re not totally out of luck. Internet connections shouldn’t be that much of an issue as there is Internet almost everywhere, especially if you have inserted a USIM card.

Conclusion

In the end, I find a lot of joy and productivity by using the Chromebook. I am pretty invested in Google’s online tools, which makes it a lot easier to jump over to a Chromebook. However, the smallness, lightness, and long battery life make the Chromebook one of the best computers for mobility. It’s simple to setup and use, and helps you get your work done if you don’t have too many specific offline needs. I also assume that Samsung’s support will be similar to all their other devices, and since a Chromebook is a big name, they should definitely know how to help you out.

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  1. AllBShere
    April 1, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Thank you, great review, waiting for mine in the mail!

  2. Rudi Xeno
    March 21, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    I've been following Chromebooks for a couple of years and while at first I thought they were too limited, particularly when they were priced similarly to mid-tier Windows laptops, Samsung's $249 Chromebook was hard to resist when one of my laptops started having issues. When I honestly examined how I used my laptop, I realized that the Chromebook fulfilled most, if not all of my needs. After several weeks of use, I'm impressed. For a more complete picture of my assessment of the Samsung Series 3 Chromebook read:
    http://tinyurl.com/Samsung-Chromebook-XE303C12-A0

    This has been one of my most satisfying tech purchases in years.

  3. Neil Thaxton
    March 18, 2013 at 7:35 am

    I;d like to know how long after a giveaway do we get to know who won?

  4. Oleksandr Oksyuta
    March 13, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Who is the lucky winner?

  5. Jurmy Chris
    March 10, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Good Luck every1 :)

  6. Aniket Singh
    March 9, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    have you ever give any reward to indian people............totaly disappointed

  7. Fook Tin Teh
    March 8, 2013 at 9:01 am

    i want it

  8. Sam Nicko
    March 8, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Final day guys (y)..Hurry and Enter Now!
    Awesome Thanks!!

  9. Lauren Baker
    March 8, 2013 at 4:24 am

    Would be great to win!

  10. null
    March 7, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Thanks for this giveaway opportunity. Want!!!

  11. sonesh
    March 7, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Love this Giveaway :)

  12. Hazel Keth Guzman
    March 7, 2013 at 3:10 am

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  13. maria cater
    March 7, 2013 at 2:54 am

    i like it~

  14. Mary H.
    March 5, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Nice prize!

  15. fibroman
    March 5, 2013 at 5:56 am

    I'm in!!
    Good luck to all!!

  16. William Enstedt
    March 4, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    I liked on Facebook, went to Google+, refreshed Facebook page and NO access code appears. What's up with this? I'd like to enter the draw. Will give you at MUO one more chance. Help!!!

  17. hazem elsaiegh
    March 4, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    chrome book is a different experience , hope i can try it

  18. Tom Six
    March 4, 2013 at 5:58 am

    This is a great net book...I know I could use it.

  19. Eian Ampoloquio
    March 4, 2013 at 3:00 am

    I really indeed need a new PC/Laptop.. I hope to be picked. Good Luck all!

  20. Richard Peterson
    March 3, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Nice Review

  21. elvin odoms
    March 3, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    I found the Chrome Book article to very informative,with enough answers to make a decision.

  22. Pam Doud
    March 3, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Pick me, Pick me. I will be waiting to hear from you.

  23. Doc Quy Trung
    March 3, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    I love Samsung Chromebook.

  24. James Kline
    March 3, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    i would like to win

  25. James Hudson
    March 3, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Not to be a troll but if you need an internet connection to use it properly, then for me its useless, As I'm not always near a wireless connection but I like the idea of it.

  26. Kelley Chapman
    March 3, 2013 at 3:08 am

    I'd love to win this!

  27. Lyn Tallant
    March 2, 2013 at 10:38 am

    i hope i win!!!

  28. Thousif
    March 2, 2013 at 6:11 am

    I need one, Hope God is listening to me :)

  29. Moshe Heller
    March 1, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I would love this and a Chromebook Pixel

  30. Joseph Lerro
    March 1, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I'm not going to be greedy and say "I want this now!" though if you have a spare one to lend later that would be nice!

  31. Hasan Basri Seren
    March 1, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Want to try it, weird that google wants to take us totally into internet, will see what happens but there is still quite a lot of way to go.

  32. Kerry Tandy
    February 28, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Where do I buy One?

  33. Kerry Tandy
    February 28, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Where do I buy One?

  34. Anonymous
    February 28, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    hope to win

  35. Rachael
    February 28, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Good Luck everyone! My laptop just died and it would be so amazing to be chosen!! :)

  36. Rachael Mousel
    February 28, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Good everyone! My hardDrive just died on my laptop......it would be so awesome to win this!!

  37. Eucadio Novelo
    February 28, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Nice

  38. ABBAS RIAZ
    February 28, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    HOPE TO WIN

  39. Ravi Theja
    February 28, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Love this one!

  40. Murali Aggithaya
    February 28, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Love to win this one... :)

  41. Michael Pabia
    February 28, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Sleek and lightweight! really interesting.

  42. bo kuva
    February 28, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    thanks for the great giveaway !

  43. ARra Odeza
    February 28, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    hope to win so me and my family can use it to chat with our father everyday

  44. Scott LEveson
    February 28, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Please pick me!

  45. Crazie Flawed Narcissistic-VampDoll
    February 28, 2013 at 8:19 am

    I have a senior in high school and a sophmore who have taken over my tablet and laptop and since i am unable to work currently to buy another I AM SERIOUSLY GONNA TRY OPTIMISM LOL!!! I wanna say im hoping, praying, etc...but thats soo not me so im gonna worship my Dionysus this weekend ....(that wont help win the prize BUT I WILL SOOOO HAVE FUN REGARDLESS LOLLOL)

  46. Sameer Manas
    February 28, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Hope I win this contest :)

    All the best to all participants!

  47. James Nickison
    February 28, 2013 at 1:46 am

    Would love this great prize!

  48. Stan K
    February 27, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Help out an old man and give it to me...

  49. Dee Wheat
    February 27, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    If you only knew just how badly I need this!

  50. Gnc Ptrc
    February 27, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Works for me!

  51. Harshit Jain
    February 27, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I have never won any giveaway before. Please GOD let me win this!( actually here GOD is MUO :-D )

  52. Arunas Arnie
    February 27, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Sounds like a great laptop and would be interesting to use Chrome. Thanks for the opportunity!

  53. julia perry
    February 27, 2013 at 10:13 am

    fingers crossed :)

  54. Sam Nicko
    February 27, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Awesome Thanks!!

  55. Anonymous
    February 27, 2013 at 10:09 am

    i would love to!!

  56. Alex
    February 27, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Chrome OS has come so far in just a few years... would love to win this.

  57. Victor Lewis
    February 27, 2013 at 9:56 am

    This would really lighten my backpack up!!

  58. Victor M Lewis
    February 27, 2013 at 9:53 am

    This would really lighten my backpack!

  59. Janet Schmidt
    February 26, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    I want this! Pretty please let me be the winner.

  60. Nancy Donahue
    February 26, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    I need it for sKool

  61. Imesh Chandrasiri
    February 26, 2013 at 10:25 am

    I am a developer who mostly work on java & android. Can I do my development work using the chrome book!

  62. Guy Henderson
    February 26, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Would so Like to own This !

  63. Lesa S.
    February 26, 2013 at 4:42 am

    Thanks for the giveaway - my ideapad is dying ;)

  64. Manny
    February 25, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    My precious!

  65. ????? ???????
    February 25, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Will do good for college.

  66. LINDSEY CLARK
    February 25, 2013 at 3:38 am

    Brilliant competition. Id love a chromebook - thank you for the opportunity!

  67. ericmcnich0las
    February 24, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    thankyou very much just what i wanted thanks.

  68. Donna richie
    February 24, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    I would like win this for my children

  69. Caroline West
    February 24, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    This would be perfect for dedicating it to my writing. Another MUO member said that's what he does with his NetBook. This Chromebook is lightweight, portable and has just enough features. But in my opinion, it would only function as a secondary computer to the main Laptop. I think it is sleek, small enough for taking it around the house plus easier to do serious work on than a Tablet. And if it puts a NetBook to shame... Then this is one competition I am entering.

  70. santhosh
    February 24, 2013 at 5:26 am

    i have done all the three things in step 2 , but nothing happens .. have i entered the contest or not ?

  71. Audrey Johnson
    February 24, 2013 at 3:51 am

    I would love to own one of these. sounds like it will be on of the hottest thing going this summer. I hope I will be the first to get one.

  72. Rian
    February 23, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    I wish it was MINE!

  73. Eileen Shearsby
    February 23, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    i COULD USE A LAPTOP ....MY DESKTOP IS ANCIENT :-(

  74. PV-DJ
    February 23, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    just want to say thanks for the 50 points your rock

  75. paul v
    February 23, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    really appreciate this giveaway-thanks and good luck

  76. Tom Dykstra
    February 23, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    this chromebook would be just what the doctor ordered.

  77. CSJ Buitendag
    February 23, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Nice price to win.

  78. orchid
    February 23, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Good luck to everyone that entered the contest!

    Seems like a good laptop/notebook to have. Especially if you have need for portability. The battery life and design makes it even better.

  79. Carley Everington
    February 23, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Winner

  80. Six SixSix
    February 23, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Nice one!

  81. Bala Murugan.R vicky
    February 23, 2013 at 6:45 am

    count in me!!!!!!!!!!

  82. Mäcky Llöyd Degala
    February 23, 2013 at 6:09 am

    wanna have this! hope to win!

  83. Erica DiRenzo
    February 23, 2013 at 3:54 am

    this looks awesome!

  84. Harry Chahal
    February 23, 2013 at 2:12 am

    this is the kind of contest im talking about...just perfect
    thanks for this contest

  85. Tom Klingelhoefer
    February 23, 2013 at 12:10 am

    I deserve it!

  86. Gary Jeffress
    February 22, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Great opportunity to win a lightweight portable to access the internet with when travelling.

  87. Steve LeBoeuf
    February 22, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    I wanna win

  88. sylvain lafleur
    February 22, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    would like to win

  89. Emilia Turner
    February 22, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Thank you entered

  90. Mary
    February 22, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Wow - what a prize.

  91. Birdie Trafford
    February 22, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Chromebook

  92. Declan Lopez
    February 22, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    i want one of those, or the new chromebook pixel

  93. Linda
    February 22, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Need this :)

  94. Ted Lyons
    February 22, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    I am an IT geek that has never used a Chromebook. This is my chance!!! Sweet Gods send me a Chromebook.

  95. Alex
    February 22, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Nice product! Thanks for the giveaway and chance! Best regards.

  96. Dave Bensette
    February 22, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Love it!!! Great contest!! If I win, I'll eat a bug!

  97. Marja
    February 22, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    i so want to win this!

  98. Austen Gause
    February 22, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    It would be great to do a review of one of these on my youtube channel. (thanks MakeUseOf for the giveaway if i win i will be sure to mention you guys on my channel)

  99. John
    February 22, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    As a member of the GenX crowd (last year in the span according to Wikipedia), I've always had an affection for technology and have seen so much change over the years. This Chromebook would be a huge improvement over what I use currently and something i could easily take with me as I help support others in my extended family and neighbourhood.
    Thanks again.

  100. Alessandro Zamboni
    February 22, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Hi, I hope to win it!
    I never tried a Chromebook, and it's the unique thing I never tested!

  101. Dale StHilaire
    February 22, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    I spend alot of time on my desktop computer and I would love this laptop because it would allow me to take my love of the internet with me..Thank-you for the chance to win.. Dale

  102. Sebastian Short
    February 22, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    I could really use this for university!

  103. Emac
    February 22, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    I could really use this. I NEED THIS PLEASE!!!!!

  104. Joyce Thompson
    February 22, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    AWESOME prize!!!!

  105. Gerald Shimizu
    February 22, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    This will be handy.

  106. Chris O
    February 22, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Fingers crossed - good luck everyone!

  107. JEANNIE CRAWFORD
    February 22, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    I hope I win this! I have a HP Netbook and I love it!. My husband has an Acer laptop and is very frustrated with it. He is jealous of my hetbook's portability and how easy it is to use. I also have a great battery life, and his Acer"s battery died a long time ago. So when I read your review on the Samsung Series 3 Chromebook I was excited to see the battery life is excellent. I believe my husband would really enjoy using the ChromeBook, I just cant afford to purchase another computer at this time (even though the price is great). So after reading your review, I hope to win! Thanks for the opportunity and the review.

  108. Beth Bailey
    February 22, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    It's almost time to replace my aging laptop. This would be ideal! I use Chrome and love it as a browser. Thanks for all the great reviews for us only-somewhat-knowledgeable electronic gadget fans. And thanks for giving us the opportunity to win them! :)

  109. Lisa Justice
    February 22, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Would love to win this! would make all my tech Samsung...

  110. Patty Ball
    February 22, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    MakeUseOf has THE best giveaways; not to mention THE best tips and resources!! Can't seem to use My Points for entry though. Tried on a couple of browsers. Oh well

  111. J from mass
    February 22, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    My dinosaur of a laptop is on the outs - this would be a welcomed addition to my home.

  112. Jim Aspinwall
    February 22, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    I work in emergency services and have been advocating platform-less field devices to reduce cost and support hassle. The Chromebook has amazing potential to be a rapidly deployable go anywhere access to resources - yes, provided one of us gets there with the satellite dish and wifi setup...

  113. Steve Linn
    February 22, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I actually need a laptop like this .

  114. Jill Dean
    February 22, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    would make me cool with grandkids ......visits will increase!

  115. Don Gentry
    February 22, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Cool Computer !

  116. Kelly Price
    February 22, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    I have read all the reviews on the Samsung Chromebook, and this computer sounds amazing! I'm going to keep my fingers crossed, and hope I win! Thanks!!!

  117. phogey2
    February 22, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Oh please pick me I am going nutz kids killed everything but my phone no computers!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  118. Lana Sampert
    February 22, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Need a computer ,then maybe my boy can have mine .

  119. Virginia Morgan
    February 22, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    fingers crossed

  120. Judy Hunting
    February 22, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Would love to win this.. as my computer is broken and am borrowing a friend's right now :(

  121. LGK
    February 22, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Thanks everything is working perfectly thanks again, love this one too

  122. Jessi DT
    February 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Thanks!

  123. Adriana G
    February 22, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    I would need to win ! Thanks for the opp

  124. Glenn Maguire
    February 22, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Forget it you guys. I'm a shoo in to win.

  125. Marsha
    February 22, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    I would like to win this.

  126. Louis Wang
    February 22, 2013 at 6:08 am

    Come here! :D

  127. Anonymous
    February 22, 2013 at 5:48 am

    I could really use this.

  128. CJ Queen
    February 22, 2013 at 12:57 am

    Let's all win one - Yes?

  129. cirrus
    February 21, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Me Me Me

  130. Timothy Woodard
    February 21, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    I want this machine!

  131. Debbie Denn
    February 21, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    I need this for my Autistic son

  132. Anonymous
    February 21, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    This is a wonderful laptop.

  133. angela smith
    February 21, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    i could really use this.my laptop battery is no good i have to keep my laptop plugged in all the time or it shuts off.it also overheats and shuts off in the middle of what im doing even though i have it on a stand with fans running.and one of the buttons broken so i have to use a mouse

  134. Anonymous
    February 21, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    I am crossing my fingers to win thanks

  135. dave dawood
    February 21, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    i need this

  136. Judy Wartman
    February 21, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    very nice, would love to win this !!!!

  137. Home Less
    February 21, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    I want to win it, need it.

  138. Bill
    February 21, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    great little laptop

  139. Robbie
    February 21, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    I want one!! :)

  140. Mary Welsh
    February 21, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Thank you for putting on this promotion.

  141. Jeff Purvis
    February 21, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    It's mine!

  142. dan williams
    February 21, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    twitted this today, 21/02
    http://www.twitter.com/myspotme

  143. gpvprasad
    February 21, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    I have a question will it work with all kinds of modems and 3g adapters?

  144. John Schumacher
    February 21, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Thanks for promoting sweepstakes this is a great product

  145. Wajih uz Zaman
    February 21, 2013 at 8:51 am

    It's mine!

  146. BloggerFather
    February 21, 2013 at 5:17 am

    I bought the ACER version a couple of weeks ago and I love it. Makes much more sense than an iPad.

  147. Eric
    February 21, 2013 at 4:12 am

    This could be very useful for my parents. Windows confuses them.

  148. Robin Perez
    February 21, 2013 at 1:09 am

    looks like a "white computer" <------ Noob!

  149. Robert Owens
    February 21, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Congratulations in advance to whoever wins this! Hopefully I just congratulated myself.

  150. Jerry
    February 20, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    It's mine......or at least it will be

  151. Mark Shane Hansen
    February 20, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Just the other day my current outdated (never been good) HP computer needed to be replaced because of the goddam fan is making weird noises, disc drive stopped working and the battery (as with many HP computers) havn't worked in almost 2 years now.

    So let me have this fanless chromebook with long battery life! It's everything I need and never had in my current one :).

  152. Anthony Clarke
    February 20, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    I would love this !

  153. Azhar Niaz
    February 20, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    thanks for a great giveway!

  154. Dandy Putra
    February 20, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    thank for giveaway, when the opportunity for me.

  155. Anonymous
    February 20, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    It sounds like a great device!

  156. Tanveer Ahmed
    February 20, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Good luck everyone

  157. Phillip Fought
    February 20, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    It's mine!

  158. Levy Harrison
    February 20, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Thanks for the chance. I've been following Jeff Jarvis's exploits while attempting to use only a Chromebook for his day to day worklife. Check him out on Google+ or his blog, buzzmachinedawtcom There are challenges but I would also love to give it a try. Thanks again.

  159. Anonymous
    February 20, 2013 at 10:35 am

    give it to me...

  160. Junil Maharjan
    February 20, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Great giveaway, haven't won anything, hope i get this.

  161. Johan Bezuidenhout
    February 20, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Great device, Samsung just pours out the good tech one after the other. Want one for sure. :)

  162. Ashwani Kumar Singh
    February 20, 2013 at 7:12 am

    I have also filled the form and shared the post..Please count me also in...I am in need of a portable device but cannot afford it..This is a great chance for me... Hoping to win the giveaway... :)

  163. shyam nanoo
    February 20, 2013 at 5:39 am

    i wish everyone the best of luck to be the chosen one.

  164. Rod Sabillena
    February 20, 2013 at 5:25 am

    It's mine!

  165. Manny R
    February 20, 2013 at 4:31 am

    I don't really like this but who knows? I might still join.

    just kidding.

  166. Michael Blackburn
    February 20, 2013 at 3:05 am

    Great review - if I don't win, at least it's not too much to save up for - but still, in this financial climate, free would be better :)

  167. Eath Chantrea
    February 20, 2013 at 2:41 am

    I have been wanted to use this Chromebook. Great mobility.

  168. kevin
    February 20, 2013 at 2:00 am

    every body wants this, too bad its mine

  169. Jorge Valencia
    February 20, 2013 at 1:38 am

    It's Mine!

  170. Kirsten
    February 20, 2013 at 1:31 am

    It's mine!

  171. Anabelle M. Saddi
    February 20, 2013 at 1:26 am

    I want to win that chromebook hoping its gonna be me the one you could pick so that can be mine...Its mine.

  172. Randall Haack
    February 20, 2013 at 1:21 am

    It would be awesome to to win!

  173. André Kamara
    February 20, 2013 at 1:17 am

    I hope this time will be the good one !

  174. T T
    February 20, 2013 at 1:06 am

    I do, I do, I do

  175. Miguel Guhlin
    February 20, 2013 at 1:03 am

    It's mine!

  176. Steve Hoffmann
    February 20, 2013 at 12:46 am

    It’s mine!

  177. Donald Ajaps
    February 20, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Ok, maybe it's jus' not my thing buh I really don't see/get the point of this here device. Don't see why anyone should spend even as little as 100 bucks on a mere web browser with a (long-lasting) battery. Sounds rather retro to me, especially considering how versatile mobile devices are today. Buh then again, this here's a giveaway. Surely would love to get one when it's FREE! *winks*

  178. T T
    February 20, 2013 at 12:22 am

    wish i have it, as good as google chrome as browser

  179. Krizjan Bautista
    February 20, 2013 at 12:00 am

    I really wanna win this'

  180. Anonymous
    February 19, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    "It's mine" - i didn't know if i should enter this here or on your FaceBook page ???, so i did both !!!...
    Rick !... ;-)???

  181. Anonymous
    February 19, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    "It's mine" - i didn't know if i should enter this here or on your FaceBook page ???, so i did both !!!...
    Rick !... ;-)???

  182. Rob C
    February 19, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Great contest, thanks

  183. Anonymous
    February 19, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    I've Shared this with my FaceBook !, You should do the SAME !...
    Rick !... ;-)???

  184. Anonymous
    February 19, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    I've Shared this with my FaceBook !, You should do the SAME !...
    Rick !... ;-)???

  185. anthony martin
    February 19, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    It's mine would love to win

  186. anthony martin
    February 19, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    It's mine would love to win

  187. Sue
    February 19, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    I Love IT~!~~

  188. Sue
    February 19, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    I love it!

  189. Bill Edlebeck 2
    February 19, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Samsung products rock! If that little thing is as sturdy as my QX410 laptop it will truly be a gift that keeps on giving.

  190. Deb
    February 19, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Samsung has done it again by the looks.
    Great gear, would be sheer delight to win, though I do admit - me one of those jinxed people who never win anything. Always have to get everything the hard way seems..
    Good Luck to all

  191. Sergey Novikov
    February 19, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    It's mine!

  192. Gary King
    February 19, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    It's mine!

  193. Falcon1986
    February 19, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    It's mine!

  194. Walter Gilbert
    February 19, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    A great Giveaway which would be an excellent replacement of my aged PC.
    Thank you

  195. Michelle Rose
    February 19, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    It's mine!!!!

  196. charlie defrancis
    February 19, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    its mine

  197. patricia
    February 19, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    I need this for my autistic son, PC helps him out of his shell, and helps him grow.

  198. L W
    February 19, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    well i am in dire need for a decent notebook as mine is just about finished but if i win it would be a bonus if i lose well i will hope this will hold out for 12months :(
    (not looking good tho ) x

  199. Donna Power
    February 19, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    I would love to win this. Just what I need. Lightweight is the feature that I like as being mobile w/HP laptop is very heavy to travel with.

  200. Anonymous
    February 19, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Just what I need another Computer...Thanks in advance!

  201. Cerese Minetti
    February 19, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    I hope I win something one of these times. A designer could use some tools!

  202. chuck
    February 19, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    It's mine!

  203. Cristina Torrão
    February 19, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Want! Thanks for another great giveaway and review :D

  204. SUSAN UNDERWOOD
    February 19, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    WOW would love to win one of these. Am a big fan of Samsung.

  205. MAXWELL DANIEL
    February 19, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    why not!

  206. Guy McDowell
    February 19, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    This Samsung Chromebook Series 3 is sexy as hell, especially when put up against most netbooks and the Mac Air for the price.

    This wouldn't replace my work laptop, but it could replace most people's laptops, even some students.

    I'm holding out for the Acer C7 Chromebook though. It might be able to replace my work laptop.

  207. Ammar Johar
    February 19, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    I want this so bad, Ill be more than happy to pay shipping charges for it! :D

  208. Vincent T
    February 19, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    It's mine!

  209. Stuart
    February 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    "It's mine!"

  210. Diana
    February 19, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    "It's mine!"

  211. Ken
    February 19, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    "It's mine!"

  212. Paul Bijnsdorp
    February 19, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Mine, it's mine! Ah?

  213. Ken
    February 19, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    It's mine

  214. Keith Goolsbee
    February 19, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    It's mine!

  215. Ammar Johar
    February 19, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I am hoping I win a chrome book. Almost all my work is online! I am an extensive Google Drive user on which I do most of my excel and word processing. My Job often requires me to be on youtube and also the absence of an Ethernet port doesn't make much of a difference to me since most of my work is done on WiFi.

    I was wanting to buy a Chromebook ever since Google Apps and Android took over a major chunk of the Online and Mobile markets, but the sad part is that they have yet not released in India.

    This is why I would love to own a chromebook. I hope I end up being one of the winners.

  216. Anonymous
    February 19, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    My laptop just died...I so need this for classes now!!!
    Keeping my fingers crossed.

  217. Joni
    February 19, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    It's mine

  218. Joni
    February 19, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    It's mine!

  219. Sean Padlo
    February 19, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    It's mine!

  220. Jennifer
    February 19, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    "It's Mine!"

  221. Mohamed Amine Ben Slama
    February 19, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    It's mine!

  222. Matthew McNamara
    February 19, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I could totally use this!

  223. Dave C
    February 19, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    I'm in!

  224. kathryn cummings
    February 19, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    "It's mine!"

  225. Jerry Jansen
    February 19, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    It's Mine!!!

  226. Petros
    February 19, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    It's mine

  227. Deanna Rivera
    February 19, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    It's mine!

  228. Eric Quinn
    February 19, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    It's mine!

  229. John Phillips
    February 19, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Its mine!

  230. Gary Sinclair
    February 19, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    It's mine!

  231. betty
    February 19, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    i hope i win. so i can start a homebased job

  232. Catherine McCrum
    February 19, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    It's Mine!

  233. John Leonard
    February 19, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    MakeUseOf is a terrific site for info.

  234. Benson Sanchez
    February 19, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    It's Mine!

  235. nick shader
    February 19, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    love to have this!!! really interesting!!!! :D

  236. Dale Ley
    February 19, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    It's mine!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE IT'S MINE!!

  237. adil
    February 19, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    It's mine!

  238. Deacon
    February 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Shot...SCORE!

  239. Ross Judd
    February 19, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    It's mine!

  240. Jeff R
    February 19, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    It's mine. Mine Mine. Mine

  241. Gary Grainger
    February 19, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    It's mine!

  242. BD Gogol
    February 19, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    "It's mine!"

  243. Anonymous
    February 19, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    It's mine!

  244. Sue H
    February 19, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Nice!

  245. Tom
    February 19, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    looks great

  246. Logan Ingram
    February 19, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    I have friends that have this and I really want one.

  247. Terry Matlen
    February 19, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    It's mine!

  248. Vinay Singh
    February 19, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    cool

  249. Paulo ducut
    February 19, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    It is definitely mine! *hugs imaginary chromebook*

  250. Michael Pabia
    February 19, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    It's mine!

  251. Abhishek Khandal
    February 19, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    It's mine!

  252. Manik
    February 19, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    I think this time the chrome book is mine." it will be Mine " XD:)
    Done all things. Fingers crossed:)))

  253. Tanya Hilton
    February 19, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    It's mine!

  254. Glen Payne
    February 19, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    It's MINE! Perfect for my computer business.

  255. Chris Hansen
    February 19, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    It's mine!

  256. Andy REAL wall
    February 19, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    I want one!

  257. Franklin Gharrett
    February 19, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Okay, let's win! Yeah!

  258. Lobo Andrianaivoson
    February 19, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    So great!

  259. Tai Gee
    February 19, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    It's mine!

  260. rayz0r
    February 19, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I'm gonna win this. Just wait and watch.

  261. Kayla
    February 19, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    So. Much. Want.

  262. TeresaC.
    February 19, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Thanks!!!!!!!! Awesome giveaway, would love to win a Chromebook!!!

    Good luck everyone!!

  263. Matt A.
    February 19, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I've never won anything. I'd love to win something. Especially something techy. It's mine!

  264. Lisa Wagner
    February 19, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    It's mine! :-)

  265. Daniel Joshua
    February 19, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Being a 'mini Notebook' or 'Netbook' with ARM Processor, I think theoretically it is possible to RUN Windows 8 RT on this beauty.

    Please post any links if any you come across running Windows 8 on Android Tabs or Netbooks etc.,

  266. Robert E. Legros
    February 19, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    I Like It!!

  267. Graham Mott
    February 19, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    always wanted a chromebook, they look fun

  268. T.GUNAM
    February 19, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Chromebook its mine

  269. Yedidya-Tziona Brauner
    February 19, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Also I can't see your code for this giveaway!

    Only the Winzip, Bosch, Ziiro and Infinity are displayed!!!

    I liked the page and reloaded frame multiple times....

  270. R Michael Lacy
    February 19, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Beautiful small laptop!

  271. Sai Krishna
    February 19, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Excellent netbook given the price range.

  272. Lisa
    February 19, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Sounds sweet to me!

  273. Isabel Hormilla
    February 19, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Would be great to win a Chromebook!

  274. PHat
    February 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Hey, i can't find the giveaway code on your FB???

  275. Pavel Grygoriev
    February 19, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    ask billderbergers to sponsored us

  276. Ravinder Putta
    February 19, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Thanks For The Giveaway :-)

  277. Chriss Duncan
    February 19, 2013 at 11:55 am

    It would be my first windows unit in over 5 years!!!

  278. Anonymous
    February 19, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Peeps pray for me !!!
    Great to have it :p
    in free.....................

  279. Nickolas Afg
    February 19, 2013 at 11:36 am

    I really need that and hope this will be mine.

  280. Moez bouhlel
    February 19, 2013 at 10:50 am

    i want it

  281. Mohammad Wasiullah
    February 19, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Thanks for giveaway i hope i will win this time count me in very good giveaway i hope your this giveaway will be success like other giveaways

  282. Paul Turvey
    February 19, 2013 at 10:38 am

    What a great opportunity to experience Chrome's new operating system - well done Google!

  283. Bhavesh Sondagar
    February 19, 2013 at 10:17 am

    I love giveaways, entered into it. Hope for the best!!

  284. Cafe Tin Hoc
    February 19, 2013 at 9:15 am

    I want it so much!

  285. Cristian
    February 19, 2013 at 8:33 am

    My precioussss !!!

  286. Richard Näktergren
    February 19, 2013 at 8:10 am

    I Like Samsung!
    I have Samsung Telivision, Samsung Video and DVD Player I also have Samsung Decoder. They Connect very nice! Yes I want the Samsung ChromeBook!!!

  287. Kingsly Baskar
    February 19, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Hello.. hope to get a trail of the new samsung chrome book... Excited... :D :)

  288. Nevzat Akkaya
    February 19, 2013 at 8:02 am

    I hope I'll win it :)

  289. Jeroen Venneman
    February 19, 2013 at 8:00 am

    NIce!

  290. Stephanie Staker
    February 19, 2013 at 7:51 am

    I really like this netbook (right terminology?). I could see this being handy when a full blown computer is not necessary and it appears to be very efficient too. Leave it to Google to come up with a great product that's innovative. Only question I have is how does one delete something with no delete key?

  291. Geoffrey Richardson
    February 19, 2013 at 7:47 am

    This I could really use! Hope I'm lucky!

  292. Tom Bogan
    February 19, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Looks like a nice device to have. Would love to own it.

  293. Daniel
    February 19, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Hope to win it

  294. Rizwan S
    February 19, 2013 at 5:57 am

    Hope to win this.

  295. Va Du
    February 19, 2013 at 5:24 am

    Sounds perfect for my niece, however after playing with my ipad for so long now she's going to freak out that it doesn't have touchscreen functionality.

  296. Hemant Kumar
    February 19, 2013 at 5:07 am

    I hope, I'll win this one..

  297. Andrei Anikin
    February 19, 2013 at 4:59 am

    wow! this is great! thank you!

  298. Sampath Iroshan
    February 19, 2013 at 4:48 am

    I would love this...

  299. Ashik
    February 19, 2013 at 4:42 am

    would love to have this as Chrome OS should be good like android

  300. Andree Whyte
    February 19, 2013 at 4:19 am

    I do!

  301. Sue Blair
    February 19, 2013 at 4:10 am

    Sounds great. I wiuld love it!

  302. Cindy
    February 19, 2013 at 4:00 am

    I would love to get a new laptop my laptop is so old i have to wait for ever for it too turn on just to get it ready to get on line and another half hour to get on line LOL.I have a very old Gateway i think it was bought in 1999 or 2000 not really sure . but like i said it would be really nice to have a new LAPTOP.

  303. I.M.Kornholio
    February 19, 2013 at 3:56 am

    A wimpy laptop designed by The Don't-Be-Evil-Unless-It'll-Boost-The-Stock-Price Googligans? Manufactured by Samsung who have scored a hat-trick with me by selling me the worst 3 devices of any kind that I've ever owned? I can see why you're giving it away.

  304. Anonymous
    February 19, 2013 at 3:54 am

    Take a look.

  305. Andreas Niggemann
    February 19, 2013 at 3:50 am

    I hope i have a little luck :)

  306. Andreas
    February 19, 2013 at 3:45 am

    Count me in :)

  307. Izwan
    February 19, 2013 at 3:42 am

    Love it >_<

  308. Gianna Marie Lanete
    February 19, 2013 at 3:25 am

    I hope that will be mine. XD oh,yeah! Believe me, believe it!

  309. Emj Malit Paule
    February 19, 2013 at 3:09 am

    Want this! My netbook's battery life is now down to an hour. :/ This would be a perfect replacement

  310. Ray Crain
    February 19, 2013 at 3:06 am

    What ?! I Did...

  311. David Czernik
    February 19, 2013 at 3:06 am

    looks like a nice gift for high school student or light user. not too flashy or powerful.

  312. Ray Crain
    February 19, 2013 at 3:04 am

    I've never won a damn thing... so it would be quite a surprise, if I were to 'WIN"...

  313. Le Mon
    February 19, 2013 at 3:00 am

    MU..make a special page to announce giveaway winners..put link somewhere on main menu..
    this is just my idea.

  314. Le Mon
    February 19, 2013 at 2:58 am

    would be awesome to get a laptop like this..Lets see my luck..

  315. Larry Johnson
    February 19, 2013 at 2:55 am

    This looks great for lounging around the house with the WiFi connection. Not sure how it would work traveling. Hope to win!

  316. bellina jacobs
    February 19, 2013 at 2:45 am

    This would be my precious little baby

  317. bellina jacobs
    February 19, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Oh, how I would cherish this baby!

  318. Steve Montgomery
    February 19, 2013 at 2:31 am

    Thanks for the opportunity! Nice 'puter!

  319. jacob mesick
    February 19, 2013 at 2:30 am

    I would to love to win the Chrome book.

  320. trois
    February 19, 2013 at 2:17 am

    "The entire trackpad surface can be used to move the mouse..."

    uh-uh

  321. Concerned Citizen ?
    February 19, 2013 at 2:17 am

    Super... Thanks!

    • Concerned Citizen ?
      February 19, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      It's mine!

  322. JOY MCKINNEY
    February 19, 2013 at 1:52 am

    thanks so much for giving me this amazing, awesome, fantastic peice of electronic, now added to my much outdated, equipment, samsung chrome laptop, i never ever win contest like this, i feel so lucky, now i don't have to fight the kids for my computer time and i can have time for my photos, videos and fun things mom likes to look at! You rock have a great day, smile today joy!

  323. Val
    February 19, 2013 at 1:51 am

    "The giveaway code you entered was incorrect. Please refresh the page to try again.

    If you think that you've entered the code correctly, then please check your inbox for our email confirmation."

    What the heck?!

  324. Ferdinan
    February 19, 2013 at 1:46 am

    the spec is very good, and nice looking, it will perform good i think.

  325. Phúc Ng?c
    February 19, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Wow, Samsung is doing great!

  326. david childs
    February 19, 2013 at 1:20 am

    Chromebook seems to be the ideal product for aged penioners, like myself. Looks easy to use, light and a good keyboard with an ideal screen size
    What I liked was the capacity of the battery life as this is important to those in bed or incapacitated
    It is an ideal product

  327. george
    February 19, 2013 at 1:18 am

    i want one, i want one, i want one!!!

  328. gilbert portugal
    February 19, 2013 at 1:17 am

    Iwant that thing.. :))

  329. Stan
    February 19, 2013 at 1:12 am

    sure would like to have one

  330. charles Laboe
    February 19, 2013 at 1:08 am

    Heard about the Chromebook at our computer club a month or so ago and became interested as a laptop for me but I had to buy a laptop for my wife and she was concerned about using the google doc apps for her club work and remote entry for her business.

    • Guy McDowell
      February 19, 2013 at 8:06 pm

      For remote entry to her work, chances are that she would need Remote Desktop Connection software, which is native to Windows. However, if her Sys. Admin is understanding enough, he may allow her to use something like LogMeIn to control her at work computer.

      Don't know if that answers your question or not.

  331. Greg
    February 19, 2013 at 1:07 am

    Eh I've already mimicked the Chrome OS (before Aura) with Crunchbang on my Dell Latitude E6400, VERY fast but winning this wouldn't be bad either ;)

  332. Ganesh Babu
    February 19, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Wonderful giveaway.. waiting for my chance to grab the things off

  333. Tom
    February 19, 2013 at 12:15 am

    It looks like a great little notebook

  334. Mark Silos
    February 19, 2013 at 12:06 am

    never tried chrome os, hope to win this. lets wait and see.....

  335. Mat Din
    February 19, 2013 at 12:02 am

    i never ever win any giveaway... but i still enter it because its fun to wait something make me hope to get it.. :)

  336. Ryan Borja
    February 19, 2013 at 12:01 am

    I do!

  337. Donna
    February 18, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    I'd rather have this than an RT!

  338. Vinh
    February 18, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Count me in!

  339. Chris Eng
    February 18, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    super cool new gadget...hope to win too.

  340. Apolonio Cervan
    February 18, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    This is great opportunity to own a fantastic and useful gadget...i REALLY NEED THIS....

  341. Johan Huang
    February 18, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    I like this chrome book, and i hooe i can get one, as a gift for me

  342. Samit Tandukar
    February 18, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    never used chrome OS....so let's get started with wining Samsung chromebook :P

  343. Michael Cole
    February 18, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    This would be great to finally be able to introduce my wife to the world of computing. Pick me please!

  344. Malu
    February 18, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Man i hope i win this beatiful machine... i have neverw won anything befor so i hope this will b me :)

  345. Mary Bricker-Jenkins
    February 18, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    for my grandbaby!

  346. Hoa Giang
    February 18, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    This is cool! Just wonder when this "Samsung Chromebook Series 3 Giveaway" ends, how many people actually participates?

    Good luck to those who participate...

  347. Cathy Coleman
    February 18, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    I have heard that chromebooks are the B E S T . I would love to own this bad boy. check them out they are the thing to have.

    • Cathy Coleman
      February 18, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      where do I sign up???

  348. Jason Malone
    February 18, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    I enter but never receive an email as stated after entry.

  349. Anonymous
    February 18, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    I wonder who wins all the stuff. I want to be able to win at least once! :P

  350. Brenda smith
    February 18, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    I would love to win the chromebook. It would be ice to give it a try.

  351. William Gailey
    February 18, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    I do!

  352. Shani
    February 18, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    I hope I hope I hope

  353. Don Gateley
    February 18, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    I want to evaluate this for old people's use. It seems an ideal way to give them an internet life in terms of simplicity, durability (both physically and in time itself) and lack of a maintenance requirement. If it looks good enough I want to start teaching classes on its use and consult. Might even sell them. This could incredibly enrich a great number of lives.

    • Cathy Coleman
      February 18, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      who do you consider old???

      • Don Gateley
        February 18, 2013 at 10:11 pm

        That's highly context dependent. But in general, whoever thinks they are. :-)

    • Guy McDowell
      February 19, 2013 at 8:04 pm

      Interesting...that could definitely work! Seniors are the fastest growing segment of Internet users apparently.

  354. Anita Lee
    February 18, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    I've tried Chrome, Firefox, and IE as web browsers. I'd like to try a dedicated Chrome based interface/OS.

  355. David Zack
    February 18, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I would like this. I like Google. Google good.

  356. Judith
    February 18, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    I do!

  357. Paula Spart
    February 18, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    I do have a Samsung Chromebook which I take every where. I still have to adjust to an operating system which is all "Internet"-or cloud as it's called. But it has its advantages.

    My Chrome has motivated me to use Google Docs and other stuff in the cloud-which was a learning experience. I've copied my term paper on to Google Docs and figured out how to get it to the professor to look at.

    If I used the book to put everything in the cloud I would feel less lost without my flashdrive hanging from my neck.

    I love the collection of apps we have to choose from.

    But I must have a kind of Internet access to use it-either at home or wifi. My Internet was cut off so I couldn't use the Chromebook this weekend.

    I feel that Chromebook has its pros & cons compared to regular browsers such as Mac, Windows, and most Linux "flavors".

  358. malusi
    February 18, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    for my biz i can use it i want it mmmmmm

  359. Caroline Cabral
    February 18, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Good luck y'all.

  360. Dan Vaughn
    February 18, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    It's still buggy. I can't get the code and I am a registered, logged in user.

  361. thu thai
    February 18, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    I have no comments

  362. thu thai
    February 18, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    No comments

  363. ABDOUN
    February 18, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    I need it realy

  364. Jeffrey Peterson
    February 18, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Fingers crossed

  365. Deborah Stinson
    February 18, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    tweeted as sierramuse8

  366. Jeff Rutter
    February 18, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    This would be neat!

  367. Masood Alam
    February 18, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    I do

  368. Krautnribs
    February 18, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    I can't even win a hard time.

  369. Roman Vávra
    February 18, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Im not that lucky about winning contests, especially like this one, but... there is still hope :)

  370. randy
    February 18, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Done . I am looking forward for new book nd like to retire this book ( 10 ys . ) by other person who gave me this book . GOOD LUCK Winer !

  371. ion popa
    February 18, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Good luck to me only!

  372. jeannie
    February 18, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Wow, this sounds like a great little Cromebook.. We would love to check it out.. To win one would be Wonderful for our teenaged son who is in high school, I think it could be very useful in our household.. Our desk top died and this laptop is on it's last leg, the screen no longer works so we have a flat screen now.. The Cromebook looks great, very sleek. Thank you for the opportunity to maybe win one!

  373. william
    February 18, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I do!

  374. Gino Ridder
    February 18, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    On last years CES they showed of a Chromebook in Copper finish...like a 'Copperbook'. It looked real cool, but there were no plans to bring it on the market like that...

  375. Valentin Tudor
    February 18, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Awesome giveaway! Thank you.

  376. juan david gil
    February 18, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    i heard that there was (or is) some sort of reward regarding google drive: when you activate a chromebook you get extra storage space, true or false?

  377. Noman Fayez
    February 18, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    wish! It will be mine..

  378. Eric Felleersen
    February 18, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    GREAT!!!

  379. Jurmy Chris
    February 18, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    I know i won't win but wanna wish u all good luck! :)

  380. Chris Knopff
    February 18, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    I do!

  381. Vincent Yankovitz
    February 18, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    I would love to win this

  382. Deo Read 2
    February 18, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    This would make a wonderful present for my wife!

  383. Martik Panosian
    February 18, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Why my laptop/Chromebook is on makeuseof? Send it to me ASAP!

  384. Marc Lucke
    February 18, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    the form told me my code was wrong & I liked it between all of my social media accounts but nothing happened. I gave up on trying to enter your competitions for a while because I can't get them to work :(

    • Muo TechGuy
      February 19, 2013 at 9:24 am

      You have to like the facebook page. Click this link, as explained at the end of the review: https://www.facebook.com/makeuseof/app_171513306241558 and click LIKE. The code will be revealed.

      • christine st.syr griffin
        February 20, 2013 at 4:38 pm

        you are so patient bless your heart, christine

  385. Anonymous
    February 18, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    I would love to have this.

  386. Bob Page
    February 18, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    I have beenunable to find the entry code for the chromebook. after four or five attempts I give up! I wish you guys would fix this problem. this isd the third giveaway I have missed because the code never shows up.

    • Hosed
      February 18, 2013 at 7:44 pm

      It's there... Keep looking..

    • Muo TechGuy
      February 19, 2013 at 9:23 am

      Please more specific with the problem you're having. The link in the review for facebook takes you to our facebook page. If you have already liked, the code is right there; if not, click like and it will be revealed.

  387. Anonymous
    February 18, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Just the other day I was hoping that MakeUseOf.com would review this Chromebook. And you guys read my mind, thank you. I am thinking of buying a laptop in the near future and I think it might be a Chromebook thanks to this post. Thank you Danny.

  388. Juliet
    February 18, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    I DO!! My laptop is on the outs... this would be a great replacement.

  389. Anthony Monori
    February 18, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    I could really use one now :)

  390. Peter Sanchez
    February 18, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I would like to win!!

  391. Dave
    February 18, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Another excellent giveaway MUO count me in please and thanks.

  392. Steve Nguy?n
    February 18, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Hope to get this treasure ^^! Thanks MakeUseOf! (y)

  393. LEVAN FRIERSON
    February 18, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    THE CHROMEBOOK IS COOL. A FRIEND ALREADY HAS ONE AND I HOPE THIS ONE IS MINE .

  394. Charlemagne Paul Molina
    February 18, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    I need this to create my second book! :D

  395. Geoff Simons
    February 18, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    My daughter would really love this

  396. James Atherton
    February 18, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Why on earth would anyone want one of these chromebooks? It looks to lack much of what I would want in the way of new hardware.

  397. Shanda Renee
    February 18, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Being the social media manager for a event space in Brooklyn, this would fit the bill perfectly as we expand into the Tri-State area. Thank you for the opportunity, been a loyal reader since day one!

  398. Dianne Butler
    February 18, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Make Use Of always offers the best of the newest gadgets out there!

  399. Sandra
    February 18, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    The code for the Chromebook isn't showing up. I reloaded and everything and it doesn't show me one...

    • christine st.syr griffin
      February 20, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      I use to have the same problem but and I hope I don't get in trouble here muo is very good about their codes they make it so it takes most of the guess work out of the answer and you can also just go into your Facebook acct. directly and not follow the link just make sure you already have them in your Facebook acct. I hope this helps, christine

    • Drew Marigomen
      February 22, 2013 at 12:13 am

      Check on makeuseof twitter. The code is there.

  400. Edward Bellair
    February 18, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Look at G+ and FB. cant find the code.

    • Muo TechGuy
      February 19, 2013 at 9:22 am

      Click the FB link in the review. Click like. Code is revealed.

      Could you expand on the problem you are having?

  401. Roch Skelton
    February 18, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Confused on the Wireless Internet connectivity... one specification list shows 3G connectivity, the other does not... and the list of ports mentions the USIM slot, which I guess could be used for a variety of mobile internet options, not specifically 3G. Can you please rewrite the review to resolve this confusion and provide ONE answer for this connectivity.

    I am also interested in seeing information on application compatibility, which is totally ignored in this review. If Skype (for example) is not functional on such a notebook, this should be highlighted, as I "assume" that I can use this device for this application unless told otherwise.

    • Muo TechGuy
      February 19, 2013 at 9:21 am

      USIM is only for 3G and the review seems quite clear on this being a 3G capable device.

      As for Skype and application compatibility, the review is also pretty clear there I think, when it says "only has one application you can run - Chrome".

    • christine st.syr griffin
      February 20, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      verizon I believe for 3g according to Amazon, reviews are great especially at MUO however after the review is when the real fun starts and you get to be your own investigative journalist and smart shopper. in the end really its up to you and only you know what your exact needs are., christine

  402. Ivan Reiner
    February 18, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    The article was timely and informing. It is causing me to rethink my decision to buy a tablet.

  403. christine st.syr griffin
    February 18, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    definately could use since I just gave my not even a year old HP laptop to my son. in the last few months I have realized the importance of keeping family stuff and my stuff completely seperate and keeping grubby little fingers off anything I ever want to run efficiently. and guys where did all my points go and how did you change my email?
    christine st.syr griffin

  404. Nez
    February 18, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    I've been wanting one of these for a while now, good luck everyone!

  405. Dawn McCreary
    February 18, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Love makeuseof!! Great giveaways, too!!

  406. Emma George
    February 18, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    all done, awesome giveaway, cheers

  407. Troy Alringer
    February 18, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    I do!

  408. David Hanslip
    February 18, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    fantastic prize, thanks for the opportunity :)

  409. Carolyn Barnett
    February 18, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    It would be so awesome to win this!

  410. Bonnie French
    February 18, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    "I Do!"

  411. Anonymous
    February 18, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    I hope all my luck burst now and make me winner :D

  412. celeron504
    February 18, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Thanks for the contest!

  413. Darren
    February 18, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    I hope I win

  414. Henry Juelch
    February 18, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    I read makeuseof regularly and enjoy it and learn from it. Have also printed out several of the publications and had them spiral bound at Staples. Makes a very nice manual which I have shown at our computer club meetings.

    Keep up the great work.

    • Guy McDowell
      February 19, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      Excellent Henry! Your friends at the Computer Club are welcome to come and join MakeUseOf as well.

  415. Sachelle Robb
    February 18, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    I do

    • John P
      February 18, 2013 at 6:24 pm

      I do!

  416. Antonella Togato
    February 18, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    entered i love samsung!

  417. David Short
    February 18, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    I feel a bit frustrated... I've attempted to enter several of you giveaway's ... I follow directions well.
    but when I can't fine the Giveaway code... (Facebook).. I reload... Did I mentioned I follow direction ...??
    Nothing.. then I return to Your .. (www.Makeuseof.com) page and it says the giveaway has ended... even though it has a ending day in the future.. say Mar 8..
    I like your guides.. read your pages... but I am really frustrated by run - a round...
    Stop it...
    really..
    stop it... fix it
    or let someone else do it for you..
    dave short

    • Muo TechGuy
      February 18, 2013 at 6:12 pm

      I just identified a bug in the entry form, however you would only be able to use that as a registered user.

      There are no problems with the facebook page currently. Did you click "like"?

      • Bob Page
        February 18, 2013 at 7:39 pm

        I did everything. Logged in, liked, shared, and alas no code available. Oh I also tried reloading, "this webpage not available"

        • Muo TechGuy
          February 19, 2013 at 9:15 am

          Ah, we had some server outage yesterday due to demand just after I posted that. It should be working now.

        • David D Short
          February 19, 2013 at 8:42 pm

          Thanks techguy... I go to earn points..

        • PV-DJ
          February 23, 2013 at 6:57 pm

          have you tried to use another browser

    • Hosed
      February 18, 2013 at 7:45 pm

      It's there. Keep looking.

  418. Wayne Kirschling
    February 18, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Fingers crossed

  419. Félix De Jesús
    February 18, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    I need a new one in my case. On February 26th, i Will get 5 years with my laptop... Good Luck to all!! ;)

  420. Rick Pike
    February 18, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    My daughter has had one for a few months. I believe it is sufficient for about 95% of her typical online use (and it seems to be permanently attached!); however, she does complain about those things it currently cannot do. I believe these are her biggest complaints:

    1. No Skype, although there are other audio/video chat apps if you can get your friends to switch.
    2. No Netflix, although an update to the OS is supposedly in the works for this year to allow native client support to allow it.
    3. For anything that would be a local app in Windows, you have to hunt around for an equivalent and then it is different than what you are used to.

  421. Kenneth Ciszewski
    February 18, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Looks really interesting!

  422. Ira Brandstein
    February 18, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    This would be a great computer for my kids!!

  423. Rigoberto Garcia
    February 18, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    great. I need one...

  424. Nick
    February 18, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    I was made for having this baby
    and she was made for having me...

  425. Timothy Owings
    February 18, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    I would love to win this as my laptop died a few months back and I am starting school this summer . Thank you for the opportunity!

  426. Nancy B
    February 18, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Sounds like a great laptop and would be interesting to use Chrome everything!

  427. Syntax4Sinners
    February 18, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Why is "Sorry, the competition is now over" showing in red when the post is dated today and the competition runs until Friday March 8th ?
    Thank you for the chance to win a chromebook

    • Team Elizshatner
      February 18, 2013 at 5:13 pm

      Same issue here... is this a technical problem?

      • Muo TechGuy
        February 18, 2013 at 6:13 pm

        Yep, fixed.

    • Michelle
      February 18, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      Same thing for me. I just got the email telling me about it at 10:05am today(Mon. 02-18-13), and came immediately here to submit an entry. Hope you correct this in time for us to try to win!!!!!

    • Michelle
      February 18, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      Same thing for me. I just got the email telling me about it at 10:05am today(Mon. 02-18-13), and came immediately here to submit an entry. Hope you correct this in time for us to try to win!!!!!

    • Muo TechGuy
      February 18, 2013 at 6:13 pm

      Found a bug and fixed it, sorry about that. However, that particular entry method is only for registered users.

  428. Valerie S
    February 18, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    I hope I can win it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  429. Izhar Perlman
    February 18, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    why is that that I got a notice:
    "Sorry, the competition is now over"
    while it states:
    "This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, March 8th. "

  430. Mayur Godhani
    February 18, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I am ready to grab this device as soon as possible either on makeuseof or from the store.

  431. jean L
    February 18, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I want it! now

  432. gloria hubacker
    February 18, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Please let me win! This would be so helpful to have!
    thanks- at least for the chance!
    g

  433. Michelle
    February 18, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    i could really use this...

  434. Henry Le
    February 18, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    I would want to win it =)

  435. Âdil Farôôq
    February 18, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I Hope that this will be mine ... fingers crossed :)

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