Samsung Galaxy 13.3″ UHD AMOLED Chromebook, XE930QCA-K01US Review

Samsung Galaxy 13.3″ UHD AMOLED Chromebook

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 13.3-inch UHD AMOLED



2020 model Fiesta red Samsung Galaxy Chromebook (XE930QCA-K01US) is a sleek and modern laptop with a 13.3-inch UHD AMOLED screen, the tenth generation Intel i5-10210U processor, 8GB DDR3 memory, 256GB SSD storage and Chrome operating system.

It is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 20 customers that purchased and used it and their reviews are mainly positive. The price tag is higher than pretty much all Chromebooks we have reviewed so far. But by simply looking at the specs, features and design, you are basically getting what you pay for. You’re entitled to free Amazon tech support with your purchase of this product. There are two color options of fiesta red and mercury gray with only a few dollars price difference.

The tenth generation modern Intel i5-10210U processor, 8GB DDR4 memory and the 256GB SSD will let you work and play, multitask and move between tasks smoothly. You can turn on and shut down the machine quickly thanks to the Chrome operating system and SSD. The quad core, ultra low voltage Comet Lake series Intel i5-10210U processor (4 cores, 8 threads) with an average CPU Passmark score of 6487 works at the speeds between 1.6GHz and 4.2GHz. The 8GB memory offers decent multitasking power for a Chromebook and you can have a few Chrome browser tabs and Google apps running simultaneously without experiencing delays or the the system crashing.

256GB SSD is more than adequate if you won’t be saving a lot of videos and games. It is compact, lightweight, robust with an aluminum metal body and offers great durability. With a unique design and beautiful colors it will turn heads when you’re out and about. You’ll get the built-in Galaxy Chromebook pen with your purchase, which is sensitive to 4096 pressure and tilt levels. It will feel exactly like drawing or writing on a piece of paper. With the Google Assistant you can use your voice to get things done quickly, like opening files, accessing your calendar, sending emails, listening to songs and even controlling the smart devices at home.

The 13″ AMOLED 4K capacitive glossy touch display has the 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution, 16:9 image aspect ratio and has the native pen support. It offers cinema quality picture with a great range of vibrant colors, black hues and reduced blue light to prevent eye fatigue for you to browse the internet or watch videos day and night- in the dark without affecting your sleep. It allows you to edit videos like a pro with the 100% DCI-P3 and 100% Adobe RGB. The screen bezel being very slim at only 3.9mm, the whole experience will feel quite immersive. The brightness and the color temperature can be adjusted nicely by using the Ambient EQ and you will achieve more realistic images.

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 13.3-inch UHD AMOLED 2020

Graphics card is the Intel UHD 620 for adequate multimedia performance for daily use. The performance level is between a dedicated GeForce 910M and 920M graphics cards. In terms of gaming, you can’t expect a lot but you shall be able to play the Chrome games easily as they are light to moderately demanding. Chromebooks are not really built for gaming.

It has a very good quality 8MP primary webcam and 1MP secondary webcam. Galaxy Chromebook doesn’t come with a DVD Drive but the fastest WiFi 6 802.11ax wireless, Bluetooth, microSD Card Reader, 3.5mm audio microphone combo, Thunderbolt 2, 3.5mm headphone output, a USB 2.0 port and a USB 3.0 port. The lithium ion battery lasts around 5-6 hours on average in practice depending on what you do on the computer, as it has the Ultra HD resolution touchscreen that uses up the battery. It has the chiclet style backlit-keyboard with the comfortable keys and you can control the light by using the ALT key and Chromebook brightness keys at the same time.

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook weighs 2.29 pounds and measures 0.4 x 11.9 x 8 inches. It has a slim design and a quiet fan and it can get a little hot at the bottom. On Chrome OS you can work with the Microsoft Word, Excel or Powerpoint or alternatively you have the Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. You just touch the fingerprint sensor to unlock the laptop easily, quickly and safely. Battery life is not this Chromebook’s strongest point because of its 4K touchscreen and slim design and that’s probably its only real negative point that we’re aware of. It is a solid and functional Chromebook with a premium look and feel and that is full of high-end features. It is offered with 12 months of US warranty and customer support if and when you need it. We are more than happy to recommend this special Chromebook if you have enough budget.

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