As a mid-range Chromebook model, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go stands out when compared to other models thanks to its 14-inch screen. The device has a high-end design with the main color being jet black. Equipped with a variety of ports, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go offers users a workspace with various amenities.

However, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go is not a perfect laptop. One of the biggest limitations lies in the screen, with a modest resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. And yet, the display quality of this panel itself is not very impressive, with the ability to display colors and brightness only in the mid-range.

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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go Specifications

  • CPU: Intel Celeron N4500
  • GPUs: Intel UHD
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Memory: 64 GB e.MMC
  • Screen: 14-inch, 1366 x 768″
  • Size: 12.88 x 8.88 x 0.63 inches
  • Mass: 1.45kg

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go: Design

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go owns a minimalist and neutral design language, suitable for any professional working environment. The outer shell of the device is finished with the main color of jet black, which makes a big difference when compared to other colorful models in the same segment.

The machine’s minimalist design language is also applied to the interior details. When you open the laptop, you’ll see a full-size keyboard that sits neatly on the body. The keyboard set offers a good typing experience thanks to its high-quality buttons and deep travel.

However, the design of the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go has a few minus points. One of them is the thick bezel that wraps around the screen, especially the top and bottom edges.

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go is a Chromebook with a fairly basic design, with the main color being dark gray, while the edges are finished square. On the bottom, the device is equipped with a pair of external speakers. The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go does not have any kind of ventilation slot because the device is dissipated by a passive method.

In terms of connectivity, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go is equipped with a variety of ports, allowing you to work with a variety of peripherals. Along the left edge, you can find a USB Type-C port, a headphone jack, and a microSD card reader. Meanwhile, on the right side is a USB Type-A port, a second Type-C port with DisplayPort output support, a Kensington lock slot and a SIM card slot.

The body of the Galaxy Chromebook Go has a 3-dimensional size of 12.88 x 8.88 x 0.63 inches, which is equivalent to that of the same segment as the Acer Chromebook Spin 514. Overall, the Galaxy Chromebook Go has no build quality. too high, with the surface details of the machine having the phenomenon of bending when subjected to strong force.

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go: Keyboard and touchpad

The keyboard of the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go is designed according to the standard layout of Chromebooks on the market, with web browser buttons and system control buttons placed at the top, while the menu/search button Sword is placed in place of the Caps Lock key. In terms of experience, the keyboard feels like a medium press, with the buttons having a deep enough stroke and good bounce.

The touchpad of the device is located in the center of the palm rest area, with a large surface area. The surface of the touchpad is well-finished, allowing me to easily control the mouse pointer to interact with different applications on the screen.

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go: Screen

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go is equipped with a screen with a diagonal size of 14 inches. In terms of size, this is a large screen because most Chromebooks on the market only use 13-inch or smaller screens.

However, the screen of the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go is a bit disappointing in terms of display quality, with a brightness of only a modest 220 nit (according to Samsung). This panel also has quite low contrast and has a narrow viewing angle.

With a fairly low resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, all content displayed on the screen becomes blurry and not sharp.

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go: Performance

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go is a mid-range Chromebook model, so the components equipped in the machine will only be in the mid-range range. If you’re looking for a high-performance machine to do resource-intensive tasks, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go won’t be the laptop for you.

However, the level of performance that Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go brings will be enough for you to smoothly perform basic daily tasks, such as surfing the web or editing documents. During actual use, the device allows me to easily interact with 20 Chrome tabs at the same time without experiencing any lag.

On the web load speed test with JetStream, the device scored 75.13, on par with the mid-range Chromebook segment at the moment. Overall, the performance level of the Galaxy Chromebook Go is only in the mid-range range, just enough to provide a good experience for basic daily work tasks.

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go: Battery Life

Battery life is one of the strong points of the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go. According to the manufacturer, the device has a theoretical battery life of 12 hours. Our testing shows that the number promised by the company is quite accurate, with the average battery life recorded at 11 hours and 20 minutes.

The battery life results that the machine achieves do not surprise us, because the machine’s Intel Celeron chip is a chip with low power consumption. With the Galaxy Chromebook Go, users can leave the charging cord at home every time they bring the device to work.

summary

Buy it if…

You need a highly portable computing device
If you need a laptop that can access the Internet anytime, anywhere, and has a long battery life, then the Galaxy Chromebook Go will be an option worth considering.

You need a Chromebook with a large screen size
With a diagonal length of 14 inches, the Galaxy Chromebook Go has a larger screen area than most Chromebook models on the market. Choose the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go if you are looking for a device with a large screen size.

You need a Chromebook with lots of ports
One of the strengths of the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go lies in its flexible connectivity. The machine is fully equipped with different types of connection ports, allowing users to work with many common peripherals on the market.

Don’t buy if…

You are in need of a computer device with great performance
As a mid-range Chromebook model, the Galaxy Chromebook Go has only enough performance to meet basic usage needs, such as surfing the web or watching videos. Choose another model if you need to use your laptop in tasks that require a lot of processing resources.

You need a laptop with high display quality
Despite its large size, the screen of the Galaxy Chromebook Go has a display quality that is not very impressive. Specifically, the color and brightness of the screen is only in the mid-range.

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Plus mark

  • Large screen size
  • Long battery life
  • Equipped with many connection ports

Minus point

  • The display quality is not high
  • Mid-range performance
  • No HDMI port

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