Samsung Chromebook Plus XE512QAB - 12.2" - Celeron 3965Y - 4 GB RAM - 32 GB

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  • Flip design
  • Celeron 3965Y / 1.5 GHz
  • Chrome OS
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 32 GB eMMC
  • 12.2" touchscreen 1920 x 1200
  • HD Graphics 615
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Samsung Chromebook Plus XE512QAB - 12.2" - Celeron 3965Y - 4 GB RAM - 32 GB
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Main Features
  • Flip design
  • Celeron 3965Y / 1.5 GHz
  • Chrome OS
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 32 GB eMMC
  • 12.2" touchscreen 1920 x 1200
  • HD Graphics 615
  • Wi-Fi
  • stealth silver

The Samsung Chromebook Plus adapts to whatever you're doing. Use it like a laptop to reply to emails or to work on a paper. When you need a break, flip the screen so you can play games or catch up on your book. Game, work and binge-watch your favorite shows on a stunning 12.2-inch touchscreen Full HD display. It pushes performance limits with the 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron 3965Y processor and delivers smooth yet robust computing experience. Equipped with a 4 GB RAM, this device facilitates brisk multitasking and swift functioning. This laptop offers a capacity of 32 GB to store documents, presentations and other files.

Samsung Chromebook Plus XE512QAB - 12.2" - Celeron 3965Y - 4 GB RAM - 32 GB is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from easy to use Have one major problem, the screen has locked up at least twice a day since my purchase and you have to reboot ..
Date published: 2018-12-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from V1 had a better usbc layout for charging Compared to V1, V2 has a horrid USBC layout. Before I could plug my computer in on either side of the device because the usbc ports were on both sides. They changed that with the addition of an unnecessary USB3.0 drive spot that is just wasted space. Adapters exist for a reason. I absolutely hate this about the new model and because of it, that for me is a complete deal breaker. Horrid design flaw with this change. Hope to see them put this back on both sides. It needs to be on both ends for best charging. It preserves the charger too instead of it getting caught up on the laptop and pulling it off counters, etc. I like the new intel processor, however. But unfortunately that usb drive is enough to make me hate this device. Still no backlit keyboard and keys don't recess when in tablet mode leading to drops and an overall awful feel with the keyboard always exposed underneath the device.
Date published: 2018-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great All Around but a few Quirks I bought this about a month ago and am generally happy about it with a few exceptions, those being the strange camera setup, I'd rather have the 13mp camera on the front rather than the keyboard deck because it gets used more, second the camera doesn't deal with low light well unless you install crouton which then allows for the camera to be adjusted automatically, another issue is the placement of USB-C ports why God why did they put both on the same side it's not that bad since they provide a USB-A on the other side but it's still annoying. The pen is actually pretty great and I find myself using it to take screenshots often. Finally I REALLY wish I would've opted for the extra $100 for the core m3 model. The Celeron in this Chromebook doesn't cut it especially if you plan on running Linux Apps, Crouton, Android Apps, etc. I always find spotify's audio being choppy. I would've liked a bit more storage but that's just because I'm using this laptop to code and have to install Linux Apps (Crostini), Crouton, or a combination of both. Otherwise this Chromebook would be wonderful for general browsing, but if you're planning on Crostini and Android apps opt for the extra $100 core me model.
Date published: 2018-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gentle Pleasure As a music fanatic, I can't be happier with this Chromebook. The default sound is GREAT and voluminous. This must be said and heard. But there is more which I find so appealing about that aspect. One can boost the volume not only through the the chrome extensions, every Chromebook lover will have found these I'm sure, BUT you can also boost with standalone apps though the Play store for downloaded movies or music files. There is no occasion where you can't have it to full enjoyment. Even boosted, the whole sound spectrum remains good. No distortion. For classical music, this device is a marvel, it's simply a pleasure and the way it should be. The bottom firing speakers work very well for the stereo. It's impressive. Congratulations to Samsung. I bought it for the this reason and although I'd wished for a very bright display too, it is still satisfying at 300+ nits. The FHD on a small device like this is really OK. Very responsive as a touchscreen, the right size 16-10 too, like my Mac. The keyboard is indeed very good, as Chr.Unb. mentions. Aesthetically, it's a very beautiful device that is gentle on the hands with its rounded edges, the rather heavy display doesn't bother me at all. I'd never have felt if I hadn't read it. Last but not least, the pen works like a charm. The longer I use it the more I see its value. 200GB sd-card works perfectly. All in all, the CB+V2 is great. For power users, this device is problably not the right thing, yet I do certainly NOT agree with all the negative comments here. Samsung should have constructed this device in metal completely though. If Samsung wanted to make just a good media device, then this one certainly is, And it's more. Hope it stays like that while I can imagine the Pixelbook 2 some day, ha, only if it can boast a sound like the v2 ...as 'there will always be something better' right??
Date published: 2018-10-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good features, but they don't work I purchased this and used for a bit. After a month went by, I went to use it to work on an Excel spreadsheet and the app kept crashing before j could click on anything. I then decided to play around with other apps to see if they worked and they all do that. I am also having the same problem when I am in the play store, it opens then when I move my cursor to type in the search field or select an app, it crashes.im not sure what's going on but this Chromebook is completely unusable. I have wiped everything and reset it to factory hoping that would fix it, but no luck. I now have an absolutely useless Chromebook...I am able to surf the web, but I could do that with the Chromebook I purchased this to replace. If there is an update that fixes the issue, I hope it comes soon
Date published: 2018-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from quite impressive As a music fanatic, I can't be happier with this Chromebook. The default sound is GREAT and voluminous. This must be said and heard. But there is more which I find so appealing about that aspect. One can boost the volume not only through the the chrome extensions, every Chromebook lover will have found these I'm sure, BUT you can also boost with standalone apps though the Play store for downloaded movies or music files. There is no occasion where you can't have it to full enjoyment. Even boosted, the whole sound spectrum remains good. No distortion. For classical music, this device is a marvel, it's simply a pleasure and the way it should be. The bottom firing speakers work very well for the stereo. It's impressive. Congratulations to Samsung. I bought it for the sound and although I'd wished for a very bright display too, it is still satisfying at 300 nits. And the FHD on a small device like this is really OK. Very responsive as a touchscreen. The keyboard is indeed very good, as Chr.Unb. mentions. Aesthetically, it's a very beautiful device that is gentle on the hands with its rounded edges, the rather heavy display doesn't bother me at all. I'd never have felt if I hadn't read it. Last but not least, the pen works like a charm. The longer I use it the more I see its value. 200GB sd-card works perfectly. All in all, the CB+V2 is great. I do certainly NOT agree with all the negative comments here. Samsung should have constructed this device in metal completely though. If Samsung wanted to make just a good media device, then this one certainly is, And it's more. Hope it stays like that while I can imagine the Pixelbook 2 some day, ha, only if it can boast a sound like the v2 ...as 'there will always be something better' right?
Date published: 2018-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from V2: All-new Chromebook Plus is one of the best! Just to clarify, this is the newest Chromebook (as of August 2018) from Samsung and is version 2 (V2) of the Chromebook Plus. They have improved most everything and kept the premium construction. A combination of aluminum and plastic feels sturdy with no hints of flimsiness. I think this model will withstand the daily rigors normally subjected to portable computers. The biggest noticeable change is to the aspect ratio. It's gone from 3:2 to 16:10. It ia less squat in appearance and allows the keyboard to feel closer to a regular size. Everyone has different needs so this may be a big deal to some and uneventful to others. Another change is a downgrade in resolution. V1 had 2400 x 1600 and V2 went down to 1920 x 1080. I think it still looks nice and should contribute to longer battery life and graphics for games should render without as much stuttering. Samsung has put the Intel Celeron 3965Y CPU inside the Chromebook Plus (V2). It's a 14nm chip built on Intel's Kaby Lake microarchitecture. It has two cores that can operate at 1.3Ghz, and incorporates Intel's HD 615 Graphics at 300 to 800 MHz. Although it can support more, Samsung went with 4GB of RAM. I think they went with a balance between performance and cost. It'll be fine for most people but heavy game users probably wouldn't be using something like this anyway.Of course, the pen is a selling point for many people, including me. I'm not an artist but I like to use the pen for navigating around in addition to the things you can do with a pen. I find the lag to be minimal and again, should suit most people.There are still 2 USB-C ports but now they are together instead of on each side. Because the port is used for charging, I liked the option to use either side to plug in depending on where I'm charging it. You are now limited to one side. It's not the end of the world but something I liked better on the V1. There is also a USB 3.0 port for those who want one.The sound is nothing revolutionary and what most people would expect. It works fine. The trackpad also works fine and feels smooth for easy use. The different modes all work as you would expect. The screen orientation doesn't feel as sensitive when changing to tablet or tent modes. Of course, your experience will vary.I've been getting over 9 hours of battery life which is excellent in my opinion. That is general usage. Although I plan to play some of my regular Android games on this device, I have not started yet. I can't comment on battery life when doing tasks that use a lot more resources. Charging takes a few hours and that's to be expected.Overall, I think this is one of the best Chromebooks you can buy. It strikes a balance between the price and performance. I think the performance is actually quite good for the price, which while it's not what I would call inexpensive, but compared to a Pixelbook, it seems like a bargain. You get a solid device that feels far more premium than an all plastic build. The screen is nice and bright, the resolution is lower than the V1 but still looks quite good, and the more "regular" aspect ratio will feel less awkward to those who didn't like the original. The pen is excellent, as you would expect from Samsung and I think the typing experience will be fine for most people. I highly recommend this Chromebook!
Date published: 2018-08-18
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