The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go is a nicely made laptop with a slim build and a 14-inch screen. It weighs just 3.2 lbs (starting weight) and features a 180-degree design.
Even with the plastic clamshell construction, it’s still durable enough to have passed military-grade testing. In addition, the Chromebook Go is sturdy enough to withstand the occasional bump or drop. The hinge is durable and allows for the lid to be opened or closed with ease.
There is nothing too fancy with the keyboard or trackpad, considering this is a budget Chromebook. Still, they work as well as expected, and the keyboard’s layout is standard. There are system-control and browser keys along the top row. The touchpad is buttonless but is easy to tap/glide on.
Are you a student or a professional? Or maybe a backpacker who loves to travel? The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go is an excellent travel companion with decent durability, lightweight design, and long battery life. The battery is a 2-cell Lithium-Ion with 5480 mAh and a life of up to 12 hours. The 45W AC adapter charges the battery fast when connected to an outlet. It provides enough power to the Chromebook for good performance.
The inputs and outputs include 2 USB Type-C ports, 1 USB 3.2 port, headphone-out / microphone-in, and a MicroSD multimedia card reader. As for the multimedia features, there is a 720p HD camera, internal digital microphone, and 1.5-W x 2 Stereo Speakers.
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go Specifications
Here are more details about the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go’s specs:
- OS: Chrome
- Processor: Intel Celeron (N4500) / 1.10Ghz base speed / 2.80GHz Turbo Boost / 4MB L3
- Display: 14-inch LED anti-glare (1366 x 768) / 16:9 aspect ratio / 220 nits
- Storage: 32GB eMMC
- Memory: 4GB LPDDR4x (onboard)
- Graphics: integrated Intel UHD graphics (shared)
There is some security technology for privacy and safety concerns: TPM and a Nano Security Slot.
The wireless networking and communication technology also helps make this Chromebook a good travel companion. It has Wi-Fi 6 – Gig+ (802.11ax 2×2 Wireless LAN Antenna). Connect with other devices easily with Bluetooth v5.1.
The Chromebook Go works excellent with other Chrome devices. The “Nearby Share” feature of the operating system lets users easily hand off files between multiple devices. You can also use the Phone Hub feature to control your Android phone, no matter where it’s at.
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go is a decent, portable laptop for anybody on a tight budget and is light and easy to carry.